Don’t you just love summer holidays? Laid back longer days allow for some of the best holiday gatherings of the year. For many, including me, they are highly anticipated.
Today I am sharing some essentials and tips that make it easier for the you and your guests to relax and enjoy summer holidays. Everything you find below will help your guests feel relaxed and happy while celebrating summer.
In my summer home tour, I kept things light and bright so I can easily add pops of color as desired. For summer holidays, ginger jars and red roses add a stylish patriotic vibe to your interior.
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For your outdoor summer entertaining though, you can definitely use much more red, white and blue while still keeping the look classy!
Here are my recommendations for summer holiday essentials and finds.
Lights are the best way to create ambiance! They can add a bit of magic to almost any outdoor setting. We leave our white lights up all year, but I love the idea of adding red, white and blue lights for summer holidays.
I love that there are beautiful acrylic drinkware options now. In fact, sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference between acrylic and glass options. These stylish acrylic options are perfect for outdoor entertaining.
Just like appropriate drinkware, durable tableware is important to a successful summer gathering. Great looking, easy to clean, and out-door friendly dinnerware and serveware are perfect for entertaining. With many great options, you can add color, stick with classic white, or combine them for a fun summer meal.
A beverage dispenser is an easy way to allow your guests to help themselves. With this, it will free up time for you! from indoors to outdoors.
This was high on my summer shopping list this year. An outdoor bar cart is a fabulous addition to your entertaining area. Convenient and stylish, it will add to the look and organization of your space.
Ice Tub and Stand
You can never have too much ice! Stock your freezer and coolers and save yourself from running out mid-day. An ice tub and stand will keep beverages cold and conveniently located.
Outdoor throw pillows are one of the best things you can add to provide your outdoor living space with an indoor coziness. Did you know you should use outdoor inserts in your outdoor pillows?
Here are a few indoor pillows to help make the inside of your home look summer-holiday ready.
For evening gatherings, it is always nice to have a few throw blankets out for your guests. They are great for an impromptu picnic too.
Here in Texas, we joke that the mosquito is our state bird. Annoying mosquitos can quickly ruin an outdoor gathering if you are not prepared. Citronella candles can be the answer, but I also like to keep individually wrapped mosquito repellent wipes around too.
A Few Extras
Beach towels and outdoor rugs complete your summer gathering. Find them below.
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