When I think of summer, I think of two words: burgers and BBQ’s! It’s time to up the ante a bit from the traditional bbq fare and wow your friends and family with a “burger bash!”
Invite your guests with this darling BBQ invitation from Minted. It sets a color palette of chocolate brown, melon orange, and sage green. Lovely – and definitely a fresh take on your traditional BBQ colors. Obviously the food (namely the burgers) is the main attraction at this event, so keep your decorations simple and understated. A casual picnic setting using lanterns and wild flowers as your centerpiece.
Here’s a tip for summer entertaining: it can be tough to keep your beverages cold while entertaining outdoors. If you pile ice into your pitchers, it tends to water down your drinks. What’s a hostess to do?! Take this cue from Southern Living and fill a huge punch bowl with ice, and insert carafes of lemonade, iced tea or juices. That way your drinks stay fresh and cool!
Let’s talk burgers! Everyone has their standby recipe, but here are a few new ones that are on my “must-try” list this summer:
Images: invitation (minted.com), mini burger sliders (redbookmag.com), paper silverware bags (southernweddingsmag.com), table setting and drinks (southernliving.com), lantern centerpiece (stylemepretty.com), picnic tables (traditionalhome.com), jam party favors (oncewed.com)