Everything you need to plan the perfect summer soirée.
Hosting outdoor gatherings is among the many activities we look forward to during these too-short but very sweet summer months. While the invite list may be smaller than years past, that doesn’t mean they have to be any less glamorous. Regardless of the party size, being the perfect host means mastering these four things: a dreamy tablescape, seasonal florals, flowing drinks, and good music. From colorful table settings, to a perfect playlist, to always having your guests’ glasses full, ahead we map out what you need in order to plan the perfect summer soirée.
TABLESCAPEThe secret to setting the perfect summer table is infusing color and mixed prints wherever possible—from ceramics to glassware to table linens. Then, adding subtle summery details like gingham, seashells, and raffia will bring the summer warmth full circle.
MUSICMusic is a key component to summer entertaining. A good playlist with diverse music spinning on a vintage vinyl player will help set the mood. It’s also always fun to have a karaoke option to turn up at the end of the meal.