As the temperature rises, our social calendars heat up as well. We find ourselves looking for more ways to entertain and more opportunities to spend time with family and friends. One weekend it’s a pool party, the next it’s a barbecue.
Summer entertaining is also a great time to experiment with creative menus and outdoor table décor.
Here are a few easy tips to elevate your entire summer experience:
Set up a beverage station. An assortment of cold beverages are a must-have for summer entertaining, so invite guests to enjoy a DIY drink station, which fashionably displays beverages and glassware on a bar cart decorated with fresh, colourful flowers.
Serve low-maintenance food. Whether your guests will enjoy the meal poolside or on a patio, choose easy-to-make snacks and dishes, like sliders or fajitas that are flavourful but can also be tailored to suit guests’ preferences. As a host, you’ll be glad to enjoy the time in the sun instead of the kitchen.
Upgrade the tabletop with a pop of colour.
Gone are the dull, grey days of winter. Now’s the time to add colour to your table with bright dishes, cutlery and bakeware. Take a look, for example, at the cookware colours in the KitchenAid Streamline Ceramic 4.2-Quart Casserole dishes. Dazzle your guests with buttercup yellow, azure blue, or empire red. Each dish is made of non-porous vitrified ceramic, has a five-year, no chip warranty, and can handle temperatures up to 500 F.