The Biggest Entertaining Trends of Summer 2017
Hams and hots cookout on repeat (for the 22nd year in a row)? Time to spice things up, ladies. We checked in with our friends at Pinterest to find the trendiest ways to entertain this summer.
Edible Flower Garnishes
Whether on a cupcake, a salad or a rosé cocktail, topping off offerings with edible florals (think hibiscus or basil blossoms) will elevate any gathering to special occasion status.
Middle Eastern Alternatives to BBQ Sauce
Spicy harissa and cold, tangy tzatziki drizzles are the condiments of summer 2017. (You can thank us later.)
Front Yards Are the New Backyards
Porch party? Ohhh, yes. A quasi-European spirit of inclusivity (hey neighbor, come join for a drink!) is strong this summer, with hostesses searching for solutions to make their stoops, porches and front lawns more entertainment optimized.
This season, folks are thinking twice before tossing cantaloupe rinds, coconut shells and hollowed-out watermelons, and instead using them as budget-savvy vessels for serving up cocktails, salads and more.
Outdoor Gallery Walls
A blank wall is a blank wall, and these days, folks are looking for creative, weather-appropriate ways to decorate those of the outdoor variety. Hang ceramic plates, straw hats, oars and driftwood art on an exterior wall for instant sophistication.