Summer Cocktail Party

Summer nights are so perfect for entertaining.  It’s warm enough that you can sit outside in the evenings (with a few citronella candles).  We plan on taking advantage of the fleeting summer weather with a cocktail party, and here are a few ideas!

To eat:  Margarita Watermelon.  It’s watermelon soaked in tequila and lime juice then dipped in margarita salt.  It’s a cocktail party, after all!

watermelon

photo from pinterest, source unavailable

Crostini with assorted toppings.  Make crostini with crusty Italian or French bread.  Set the bread out with fresh ricotta, tapenade, balsamic-marinated cherry tomatoes, olive oil and flaky sea salt.

To drink: An aqua fresca bar lets people customize their own drinks.  Make a few different flavors of aqua fresca (we love papaya, mango, strawberry) and put out tequila, vodka and rum.  Add a few garnishes, like lime wedges, mint or skewered fruit.  Check out our aqua fresca loves from last week’s Friday Favorites.

photo from williamssonoma.com

photo from williamssonoma.com

To decorate:  Make some of these adorable mason jar lanterns.  Use citronella candles to help keep the mosquitos away.  They’re colorful and functional!

photo from ourbestbites.com

photo from ourbestbites.com

To wear: A breezy summer dress with a light sweater to keep you warm in case the night cools off.

photo from anthropologie.com

photo from anthropologie.com

photo from anthopologie.com

photo from anthopologie.com

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Alyssa has been cooking, crafting and entertaining for as long as she can remember. She is currently living in crazy Tokyo (say hi if you're in town!), but loves to travel all over the world. She's a little bit obsessed with cookbooks, whisky and stationary.

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