Summer Entertaining and Home Decor Tips

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With the many summer parties and outings going on it can be challenging to plan, execute and actually enjoy your party! To help us out I chatted with lifestyle and entertaining expert Brooke Peterson who shared some incredible ideas for having a fun party for the kids. As the owner of Experience Architecture, creating one of a kind projects and events for private Hollywood clients, hotels and celebrities, she is constantly creating new and creative ideas to make entertaining fun and memorable for her clients.

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This summer, she also teamed up with Popsicle for their coast-to-coast Popsicle Pop-up Party tour, sharing her tips on hosting your best summer party – from backyard barbeques to family reunions to graduation parties. While color is a beautiful thing, be careful not to overdo it – Brooke’s favorite hues this summer are to mix-and-match vibrant shades like cobalt, sage, goldenrod, purple and creamsicle.

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For your own summer party, Brooke shared some fun and easy ways to make your kids' party a hit. Here are a few of her suggestions:

1. Keep it simple: Kids aren't going to realize intricate plans. They want it to be simple and fun and not overly planned.

2. Beat the heat: Offer options like Popsicles that give guests a treat and a welcome relief from the heat. She recommends having a popsicle bar where kids can choose from a variety of flavors.

3.Outdoor parties: For those that are having an off-site party, Brooke suggests having a dry run where you visit the location. She also suggests having a pot-luck style party and do use the seating as decorations. As for the seating, it can also be inexpensive blankets and pillows.

4. Food options: For food, Brooke suggests bento-style options with peanut butter & jelly cut into cookie cutter shapes, almond bars, granola and fresh fruit. She also suggests having a popcorn station where kids can decorate their own boxes.

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