I have been so blessed in my business, but one of my favorite things about getting to do what I do is meeting all of the fun individuals along the way. Today I am especially thankful for Amy Norton who I met last summer at the Southern Living Idea House. I was beyond excited when Amy asked for my help in sharing 5 simple steps for hosting an alfresco dinner party on Style Blue Print today. If you aren’t familiar with alfresco dining or Style Blue Print, I suggest you head over there now and get acquainted with both.
Here is a sneak peak!
Amy, thanks again for having me as your guest today! It has been an absolute pleasure. Happy summer dining, everyone! Make the most of this wonderful weather while it lasts.
How does that one saying go, Come on in, the water’s fine? Well, the spring sun is shining and all I can think to say is, Come on out, the weather’s fine! I am the kind of girl who loves to celebrate any and every occasion year round, but there is just something about the sweet season of spring that deserves a celebration all of its own. How does one celebrate spring, you ask? With a fabulous patio party, of course! While fresh air and warm weather lay a great foundation for your spring celebration, there are a few other must-haves that will make for the perfect patio party.
1. The Perfect Pitchers – While the warm weather does feel nice, you will definitely need something to help keep your cool. Whether it’s fruit infused water or an Arnold Palmer with a twist, you will need a pitcher that puts the “fun” in functional in order to serve your guests.
2. The Perfect Playlist – Mood music is also a must! And with one of these stylish, portable record players you can dance the night away to any decade. New or old, anything can be found on vinyl nowadays, from Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours to Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience.
3. The Perfect Posture – Comfortable seating is key! Make sure your guest can sit back and relax while soaking up the sun. The more reclined, the better!
4. The Perfect Pop of Color – Part of what makes spring so fun is all the bright bursts of color! Make your patio pop with a couple of colorful accent pillows.