Summer is heating up, which means it’s time to embrace the art of the summer soiree! In this blog, we are giving you some tips and tricks for creating a memorable spread, whether it’s a Fourth of July celebration or a Summer shindig you threw together “just because”.

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Serve Up a Variety of Libations

Name a better combination than sun, good spirits, and, well…a cold spirit in hand! Provide your guests with a variety of alcoholic beverages they can enjoy, paired with some swanky custom coasters.

To spice things up, make it a themed alcohol event, such as a wine night, where everybody samples a variety of different wines, or a craft cocktail party, where everybody whips up cocktails according to a specific theme you decide.

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Pro Tip: Match Your Napkins to Your Apps

Want to add a personalized and practical touch to your next event? Customize your napkins with the names of the aperitifs you serve. Not only will it save your guests the trouble of asking what they’re eating, they will also be super impressed by the attention to detail.

Natural Centrepieces Are the Moment

For a Summer event, opt for arrangements of pampas, wheat stalks, and dried or foraged plants. A contemporary vibe for your bar or dining table (an eclectically designed cocktail napkin doesn’t hurt either).

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Curate Unique and Interactive Experiences

Sure, a bar is always a crowd pleaser. But why not turn it up a notch and inject some fanfare into the cocktail making experience? Like this Partyslate event, which featured caviar sampling and some impressive pyrotechnics at the bar!

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Portable Dessert Bar? Yes Please!

Beat the Summer heat by handing out some ice cream appetizers…yes, you heard that right. After all, everyone loves the ice cream man.

Snacks, snacks, and more snacks!

The snack station is the best part of any Summer bash. Scatter snack trays throughout your event. Make sure your snacks are the “grab and go” kind, to be easily enjoyed between dancing or an epic water gun fight. These also make great take-home party favours!