I've got the party on the calendar! I'm hosting all of Team Momtrends in a few weeks to celebrate summer with an outdoor dinner party with the help of Pier 1.
I went off to the Pier 1 on 5th Avenue to shop for supplies. I want to set a lively, colorful table to show the ladies that make the magic happen how much I appreciate them. On my "treasure hunt" I found the most amazing non-breakable dinnerware. I'm not a huge fan of paper plates, but I am a realist. Things break, especially at parties.
In addition to fun accent pieces, there are plenty of party pieces that are party essentials. Here are a few more details that I consider must-haves for great outdoor summer entertaining: straws, mesh food covers, acrylic tumblers, melamine platters and fun paper napkins. What's on your list?
Now my next step is setting the menu and fun party drinks. I'm researching Lillet cocktails and white sangria. I also need a fun mocktail for my expecting mom friends. Do you have a great mocktail recipe to share? What's your favorite summer cocktail?
Party planning doesn't have to be a huge hassle. Pick your favorite aspects and go for it. For me, setting the table and welcoming friends with a colorful beverage say PARTY! For you it might be the perfect dessert. Just don't be daunted by the prospect of entertaining. Nothing has to be perfect. It just has to be you!
Find what speaks to you.
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