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Unique Ways to Entertain This Summer

School is out and summer is finally here. When warmer weather hits, everyone comes out of hibernation to enjoy fun in sun. Summer entertaining requires time and creativity to make your invited guests feel welcomed. 

From cooking to baking to grilling, there’s a lot to planning the perfect summer party. If you’re looking for some unique ways to really impress your guests, try one of these fun summer party ideas to jazz up any ordinary backyard gathering or summer party indoors.

Ice, Ice Baby

Nothing beats summer then serving up a delicious lemonade for guests to sip on. We mixed up this yummy strawberry lemonade which an extra special touch: berries inside the ice cubes!

Instead of watering down your drink with plain ice cubes, berry-fy them with our recipe for a cool drink guests of all ages can enjoy.

Spoon Feed Your Guests

This clever serving idea makes for an eye-pealing presentation as well.

Serving delicious yogurt and berry parfaits, tie a disposable wooden spoons with twine for a rustic feel to a delicious dessert.

Create an Ambiance, Even in Your Backyard

Sometimes, people just show up! Or an impromptu dinner party materializes. Whatever the case may be, don’t skim on the details if you have a few people over unexpectedly.

Serving dinner in the backyard can still be stylishly served with a simple and intimate lighting like we found here. Putting tea lights in pickle jars is a easy way to create some mood lighting.

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Jennifer Geddes
Celebrations Writer

Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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