Top 9 Summer Hosting Tips to Help You and Your Guests Savor Summer
Hello summer hostesses with the Mostesses! The season for casual indoor/indoor entertaining is here. Discover our tried and true hosting tips to keep you and your guests refreshed and entertained all summer long!
1. Find the Shade
Any area with indirect sunlight or shade is a must-have for savoring time with guests. Invite guests over when your patio or garden nook is covered with shade or your inside entertaining areas are free from direct sunlight.
2. Display Bite Sized Seasonal Food
Keep things simple and casual with nuts and seasonal foods like almonds, hard cheeses, grilled peaches, and sliced salted tomatoes alongside a homemade pesto!
3. Serve an Aperitif Cocktail
An aperitif is a light beverage that is enjoyed prior to a meal and encourages guests to savor the moment. We’re using aperitifs as a chic way to cool down on a warm day! This delicious aperitif cocktail is one of our favorites!
4. Provide a non alcoholic beverage, a Mocktail!
Keeping hydrated is essential with hosting in warm temperatures. Instead of offering the obligatory glass of water, delight guests with a Mocktail. A tasty mocktail is a healthy alternative and is a tasty option for guests who don't consume alcohol.
5. Create Carefree Indoor Styling
Your home should be a relaxing destination for escaping warm temperature. Create a carefree look by replacing heavy textiles with lighter ones (we love using Turkish towels as couch throws) and a seagrass basket for collecting magazines, toys, and other odds and ends. Review our easy tips for styling your living room!
6. Prepare Outdoor Essentials
Keep these must-haves on hand and your guests will be ready to move from the living room to pool, or beach to a bonfire in a breeze: cotton beach blanket, outdoor skin essentials, chilled wine, bottled water, and pre-sliced fruit and veggies. Explore our post on carefree indoor/outdoor hosting.
7. Stock up on a Cold Treat!
We love serving up a simple dessert like homemade granita to cool guests off! This Homemade Strawberry Granita is one of our favorites and is only three ingredients!
8. Make Fancy Ice Cubes
Keeping extra ice on hand is always a good idea during the summer. But making fun and bright fruit ice cubes is even better. These fruit ice cubes are so easy to make and are an instant conversation starter!
9. Add some Fun!
Keep kids (and adults) entertained with lawn or card games in a shaded area with refreshments close by!