Aperol Spritzes, unlimited vacation: Italians do summer right and Americans are catching onto it. Which explains why the aperitivo (aka the superior Italian version of happy hour) is growing in popularity as a party idea. Essentially a dinner party, but stripped of the fuss and focused around drinks and conversation, it’s one very chic shortcut to easy entertaining.
Like the sound of this low-key aperitivo party business? We made you a nifty guide to hosting one in your own backyard—from bites to decor to those all-important aperitivi cocktails.