Hosting the Ultimate Summer Party
With Memorial Day behind us and the “official” start of summer (June 21st) just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your home ready for a summer full of barbeques, beach parties, and brunches. And the beautiful summertime climate of coastal Orange County is perfect for these types of events. To help you prepare, we have compiled a list of tips and things you can do to prepare your home for hosting any of the season’s choice of get-togethers.
Fun Printed Pillows
Many designers believe you can never have too many throw pillows, and this viewpoint continues as we move to outdoor decor and furniture. These are an easy way to bring the comfort of indoors to your outdoor party, while also adding a splash of colors and patterns to your decor.
As you may have noticed, synthetic materials have been on the way out for a while, to make way for more natural, soothing, in-touch-with-nature looks and materials. Materials like rattan and teak are ideal for more rustic spaces and themes, and solid teak ages very well outdoors, acquiring a weathered-gray hue over time.
String lights are almost always a winner as far as lighting goes. While less for actual light and more for decoration, string lights create ambiance as the sun starts to go down. Pair them with hanging lanterns (which are useful both for lighting and decorating purposes) and greenery to give the patio a garden oasis feel.
Amp Up the Bar
Summer party equals fresh and fruity summer cocktails. And they deserve a dedicated station filled to the brim with colorful, tasty supplies to keep the party going. Whip up a mojito, mai tai, or a Peachy Champagne Spritzer at the well-stocked bar area. This is a necessity for an island or beach-themed party. Set up some tiki torches as well and you are definitely ready for a Hawaiian Luau!
Now it’s time to enjoy hot summer days by the pool, and warm summer nights with s'mores around the fire pit.
Are you hosting a summer party? Let us know your favorite tips in the comments below!