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Summer entertaining tips & recipes

09 Nov, 2020

Summer entertaining tips and recipes for sharing

We love the relaxed living that summer brings with long light evenings to spend with friends and family. Whether it’s a drinks party, family BBQ or a festive celebration, here are our tips for effortless entertaining this summer.

Entertaining tips

Get organised – plan the menu, decide the guest list and send a save the date message. Prepare as much of your food in advance as you can, so you’re able to relax and enjoy your guests. Keep it simple with a cheese board to start, your main course followed by summer berries and coconut ice cream – the fewer dishes to cook the better!

Drinks ready

Set up a drinks trolley or tray with ice, glassware, herbs, mixers and drinks and prepare an aperitif in advance to welcome your guests on arrival. Be a responsible host and have alcohol alternatives available such as sparkling water, kombucha or a refreshing summery drink such as Ruby’s Starship Sprizter.

Table styling

Always start with a good quality cotton or linen tablecloth and set of napkins. For a relaxed look, mix and match tablecloths and napkins in different colours or textures and pile up the plates, cutlery and glassware ready for a crowd. If your get together has a theme, add decorations to match including flowers and foliage for a touch of nature.

Hosting tips

Scent your home with beautiful fragrance to create an inviting and welcoming space. Delight your guests with a small gift as part of your table setting or in a basket by the door to take as they leave. Make your bathroom guest ready with clean hand towels, fresh hand soap and give the smallest room in the house a quick refresh.

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