When summer finally arrives, I am so thankful for the feel of ocean breezes, the abundant sight of spectacular blue hydrangeas and the taste of my favorite cuisine.. the infamous New England lobster roll! Summer is also the perfect time to gather with friends and family for a chic and elegant outdoor soirée!
Here are a few tips to make your summer gathering extra memorable…
#1. When planning your menu, opt for light and refreshing dishes that showcase the season’s produce. Think colorful salads, grilled seafood, and seasonal fruit desserts… or bite sized lobster rolls!
#2. When setting the table, go for a simple yet sophisticated look with elegant glassware, fresh flowers and enchanting candles.
#3. To add a playful touch, incorporate colorful napkins or patterned plates.
#4. Finally, elevate your hosting game with a fun and flavorful cocktail. Consider a refreshing mojito, fruity sangria or my fav Nantucket Blueberry Lemonade Spritz (recipe below) that will perfectly complement your summer menu.
With these tips, your summer hosting is sure to impress.
CHRISTA’S SUMMER COCKTAIL RECIPE
ACK Blueberry Lemonade
- Equal Parts Nantucket Triple Eight Vodka, Lemonade, & Seltzer
- Add a handful of blueberries & a sprig of time for a fancy & festive feel