Summer is here, and it’s time to take advantage of the long days and warm nights by hosting memorable gatherings. Whether you're planning a casual get-together or a more formal party, these five summer entertaining musts will ensure your event is both beautiful and enjoyable. Let's dive in and explore how to create the perfect summer soirée!

1. Breezy Tablescape with Fresh Florals

Creating a light and airy tablescape sets the tone for your summer party. I love using a mixture of lightweight linens, such as our elegant tablecloths and runners, which add a touch of sophistication without weighing things down. Pair these with our charming napkins and napkin rings for a cohesive look. And don't forget the fresh florals! A bouquet of seasonal flowers brings life and colour to the table, making your setting feel both natural and inviting.

TKL Summer Entertaining
TKL Summer Entertaining
2. Fruit-Infused Water

Stay refreshed and add a pop of summer colour to your table with fruit-infused water. Not only does it look stunning in pitchers, but it's also functional and delicious. Scatter a few pitchers of lemon, cucumber, or berry-infused water around the table. This not only keeps your guests hydrated but also doubles as a beautiful centrepiece. Our glass pitcher and tumblers are perfect for serving these vibrant beverages in style.

TKL Summer Entertaining
TKL Summer Entertaining
3. Simple and Delicious Food

When it comes to summer entertaining, simplicity is key. Start with a delightful charcuterie board to welcome your guests—our collection of boards and cheese knives make assembling one a breeze. For the main course, nothing beats the classic combination of BBQ, grilled veggies, and a fresh summer salad. And for dessert, keep it light with a selection of fruits and a homemade pie. Our cake stand is a lovely way to showcase your sweet treats.

TKL Summer Entertaining
4. The Perfect Playlist

Music can make or break the vibe of your party, so curate a playlist that matches the mood you’re aiming for. Whether it’s upbeat music for a lively gathering or a more mellow vibe for a relaxed evening, a good playlist helps set the tone and keeps the energy just right.

5. Outdoor Comforts

If you're hosting outdoors, think about your guests' comfort. Consider providing bug repellent to keep the pests away, ambient lighting to create a warm atmosphere, and cozy blankets if the night gets chilly. Candles or strings lights are a fantastic option for lighting—they add a soft glow and a touch of romance to your outdoor setting. If you have a fireplace or a fire table, turn it on for an ever cozier vibe.

To elevate your outdoor setup, explore our scalloped collection and other serving essentials like name tags and serving spoons. These small touches make a big difference in the overall experience.

By incorporating these five must-haves, you’ll be well on your way to hosting a summer event that your guests will remember. Happy entertaining!