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Today's post is so appropriate because today incidentally I am hosting a birthday luncheon for one my dearest friends in the entire world. I am having about 14 girls over for lunch (you know pictures will be forthcoming). I always make a point to add one or two new recipes with every party I have, big or small. So am adding a Greek/baby spinach/pasta to my repertoire (fingers crossed). Peach Sangria is a given and the perfect light drink choice! So I will be busy with that today and I am in official party mode. Have 40 coming over on Sunday for a Fathers Day get together.
So the official summer party season is upon us! Don't you love a good summer party? Or sipping a chilled glass of rose outside on the patio? A family BBQ or a simple dinner for two al fresco? There are so many joys when you combine summer and eating! Today's post is dedicated to all the things that inspire me for entertaining for the summer as well as many party ideas. Hope you get some good ideas too! Have any favorite tips or advice you care to share? Would love to hear it!
With my two things this week, my wheels are turning and I am getting busy with details, nothing over the top but you know me, Miss OCD I want it to be pretty!! It's a little trickier with almost 40 people!
As one door closes another opens. Though the contest for the gorgeous new Betty Lou Phillips book ends today with a lucky winner, I have a new book giveaway book for an incredible party/entertaining book by Danielle Rollins.....Soiree. It is amazingly gorgeous. All details on bottom of the post!
Summer has arrived! Love this, the idea of flanking a burlap covered buffet table surrounded by clusters of flowers in rustic galvanized tins....inexpensive and just gorgeous! S Kaye
Now this speaks to me....how about you? Wine, cheese and a little bread is all I need:)
Sunflowers on an outside table to me signify summers arrival...love this. Sara Kaye
The soft candlelight and the reflections off the blue and white porcelains filled with summer blooms is spellbindingly beautiful!! Number Four Eleven
Isn't this dreamy? And so easy to replicate. A sprig of lavender and/or herbs tied with raffia....S.Kaye
Spectacular white setting by super talented Sharon from My French Country Home....bravo!
Don't you love this? It's so elegant but not fussy, very simple, and European feeling! See....proves you can have the simplest setting but if its done with flair...its always a home run!
Oh yes..these look good! Lavender Collins.....I will take one!
You know I loooooove this. Elegant florals in a cluster of blue and whites, oh yea!!
Love the idea of all the yellow against the white...summer perfect! The City Sage
Touches of blue against all white is truly spectacular! Sara Kaye
This is so beautiful....a bottle of rose against the beautiful dusk light and candlelight....scrumptious!My French Country Home
Stunning! I love the freshness of this spectacular setting. Tory Burch
I have done this many times, fruit kebobs....so easy and makes for a pretty display!
Now it's time for the really fun part...the giveaway and its a giveaway by none other than the uber talented hostess with the mostess, Danielle Rollins, the Atlanta based party and entertaining guru. This new book, Soiree- Entertaining with style is soooo fabulous, every page a divine treat for every one of your senses. Only problem is that it will have you brainstorming about planning a party...really gets you in the mood! Danielle was generous enough to kindly offer a signed book to one lucky enchanted reader! Here is the lowdown on how to be in the running-
1. Leave a comment on this post
2. Second chance leave a comment on Danielle's Facebook by clicking here
3. Third chance leave a comment or like me on Facebook by clicking here
4. Throw me a party for my next birthday (
I will announce one lucky winner next Tuesday, so be sure to check back to see if you are the lucky winner! And if you still want to buy the book anyway because it really is that good....then to be taken away to Amazon to purchase Soiree!
Here is the book, lovely Danielle and a few pictures of her elegant style from the book........
Talented lady don't you think? Are you hungry yet or feeling in the mood to throw a parry...or both? That's a wrap. Hope you enjoyed the post. Are you planning any parties or summer bashes this season? What is your favorite way to entertain? As always love to hear about what you are up and your ideas. Thanks for stopping in and wishing you a fabulous day!