Summer Entertaining Tips

Summer Entertaining

We recently just had our first birthday party in the park as we celebrated the birthday of my second daughter. This meant a relaxed day for my guests, but I a lot of prep work for me. To keep with the picnic theme I had guacamole, hummus, sandwiches, pasta salad, quiche, and homemade cupcakes using the StayBrite Baking Cups from Reynolds. To help me make the cupcakes I also referred to the Reynolds website where I found incredible tips and recipes with some of my favorites being the Bunny Cupcakes and the Pink Cupcakes.

Products from Reynolds are also great for a variety of summer entertaining options from a barbecue, a boating excursion, or a pool party, there’s no doubt that warm weather provides plenty of opportunities for relaxing (and eating!) with friends. Some of our favorites for a summer party include the Standard Foil, Grill and Oven Bags and Parchment Paper.

Inspired to have your own party? Check out these great tips on using Aluminum Foil for your next summer party:

Foil Rings: When grilling round foods like onions, stuffed peppers and apples , twist crumpled foil into donut-shaped rings to hold ingredients steady on the grill

Remove rust: Dip foil in water and rub along rusty surfaces like grill plates, steel blades and underused appliances to regenerate them in no time. Since aluminum oxidizes faster than most other metals, it’s a safe and effective tool for getting rid of dirt, debris and rust

DIY can and bottle koozies: For a creative, DIY spin on foam koozies, wrap your drink in foil to keep it cold out of the cooler – and use a permanent marker to avoid confusion over who’s drink is who’s!

Foil drip pans: An indispensable tool for soaking wood chips, marinating and indirect grilling. Make drip pans by molding Heavy Duty Foil over an inverted baking dish and placing below the grates to collect moisture from the food above.

Instant picnic placemat: Foil works great for packing up sandwiches and veggies to bring to a summer picnic, but the bonus is that unfolded foil makes an instant surface for clean, efficient eating on-the-go

Warming tents for meat: Steaks, chops and grilled chicken tastes best if allowed to rest for a few minutes before serving. Loosely tent with foil to help keep the food warm

Preserve leftovers: Wrap leftover veggies from a party of BBQ in foil, then refrigerate to keep food fresh for up to six weeks (or, if you want to buy food far in advance, preemptively wrap it in foil so it’s just like new when you’re ready to use it)

DIY Twist Ties: If you don’t have a twist tie handy, just tear a thin strip of foil and wind it into a rope and twist around the package to hold in place

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