16 ideas for a summer party
To create the world's simplest hanging garland, just fold diagonally several scarves, neckerchiefs or bandanas. Fasten them together, tied to the corners to each other, and tie to any support: wooden beams arbors, railings or tree branches. Pre-think how best to alternate the color of scarves. After the party, such handkerchiefs can become a small pleasant gift for guests as a keepsake.
Buy a roll of the simplest brown brown paper and spread it on the entire surface of the table. You will get a very effective serving in a rustic style. In addition, it is practical, paper is inexpensive, and after the holiday such a tablecloth can go directly to the trash, so no washing. If you do not have time at all or want to take something useful for children, let them color your paper tablecloth with vivid pictures. This can be a simple polka dot pattern or cutlery outline on which you can write the names of guests, as is done on special guest cards. Do not worry if the drawings are not too perfect. After all, this is handmade.
Usually festive tables are decorated with beautiful arrangements of flowers, but if you don’t have time and want to avoid unnecessary cash costs, use plants from your forest gardens. Believe me, they will look no worse. Cut several branches from different bushes or trees with decorative interesting foliage and spread them along the entire table. You can fix the branches with wire, simple threads or transparent tape, in a word, with what you find at home.
If there are many guests, it is always more convenient to arrange a buffet, otherwise, instead of having fun with friends, you will have to serve refreshments all evening. Dishes on the buffet table can be signed by taking several large flat stones, such as round pebbles (if you can not find it on your site, then in garden centers - for sure). Rinse the stones so that they are clean, and then make the inscriptions with a white marker, paint or a simple clerical putty. Pebbles can also be used as guest cards or as a press for tablecloths and napkins on a windy day. Family lunch menu in the country.
Making drinks and cocktail recipes
Tear off a small piece of printed paper tape (Pichshop). Thousands of different colors can be found in hobby products. Wrap Scotch tape around the cocktail straw, leaving small tips that need to be glued together. In less than a minute you will get a small but very cute decoration for drinks, which will also allow numerous party guests not to confuse their glass with a stranger.
Ice berriesInstead of ice, mineral water or lemonade can be laid on frozen berries, such as blueberries, blueberries, raspberries or strawberries. This will add flavor and decorate cocktails.
Note to the bartender
Three cold cocktails that can be prepared in advance:
Time for preparing 5 minutes
amount 6 cocktails
Mix in a blender 6 cups chopped and diced watermelon (about one small watermelon), 1/3 cup lime juice, ½ cup mint leaves and 1 tbsp. l Sahara. Stir until the mint leaves turn into crumbs. Then add 2/3 cups of white rum, shake it well, cover and refrigerate. Serve an ice cocktail. Watermelon drink can be prepared in advance, 6 hours before the holiday and put in the refrigerator, and add rum before serving.
Time for preparing 10 minutes + 2 hours for cooling
amount 6 cocktails
Mix a bottle (0.75 L) of Sauvignon Blanc wine or any dry white wine, a glass of elderfl ower liqueur and 1 tbsp. Get the sugar to dissolve completely, and then add 1 plum, chopped into thin slices, 1 peach (also finely chopped and peeled), about 200 g of strawberries, cut into halves, and 200 g of fresh raspberries, a little lemon peel (about 5-6 cm) and 2 tbsp. lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably all night. Place the container with the finished cocktail on ice.
Time for preparing 10 minutes
amount 6 cocktails
Mix 3 cups of lemonade, 1 cup of bourbon, 1 small thinly sliced lemon and a slice of fresh ginger root (about 4-5 cm long, peel it and cut into thin slices). Shake the mixture well so that the aromas mix properly, cover and refrigerate until completely cooled. Pour into a beverage container and pour on top of two bottles of cold ginger ale (360 ml).
Snacks and serving
Buy small vegetables for the buffet table. In addition to the fact that they look very pretty, they do not need to be cut, so vegetables will not be air-conditioned.
When you have to cook for a large number of guests, it is easier to make one main dish than a little of everything. Try making one big burger at all. Form two large meatballs from minced meat, about 1 kg each. Place them on the grill and cook on hot coals or at the highest temperature if the grill is electric. To cutlet well fried, on each side will take about 8-9 minutes. Remove from the grill, and then add the sauce, cheese, vegetables, greens. In a word, everything that you like the most (for example, we recommend adding thin rings of caramelized onions). Leave it for 15 minutes, then fold both cutlets together and place them on a large round loaf of Munich bread cut in half.
Before serving, divide the burger into pieces, as you would with a cake, using a bread knife with a serrated blade. Burger recipes can be found here.
Decorate the table with vases with vegetables. Cut bright vegetables and group them together in beautiful containers. For this, small glass vases, salad bowls or jars for spices and cereals of different sizes and heights are suitable. Make them together, making a bright, mouth-watering composition.
You can also decorate a low coffee table by making a colorful, bright path from pretty wrapping paper. It’s not at all difficult, and you don’t have to worry about stains on the tablecloth.
Some snacks can be served in paper bags for breakfast. Cut off the tops of the bags and, if you want them to look elegant and festive, tie them with colored twine. And then fill with chips, nuts or fresh fruit. With such bags, it will be more convenient for guests to move around the garden, talking freely among themselves, rather than carrying food on plates. In addition, you have to cook one dish less.
Celebrate in comfort!
Useful stuff for a great air party.
How to use colors and balloons
Instead of dessert
Cold champagne on a warm summer night is just bliss. So turn it into the most coveted dessert. Cool well and place your favorite frozen sorbet in glasses in portions and pour champagne. Do not forget about the spoons so that guests enjoy every sip and a bite.
Flowers on the table
Buy flower seedlings in the garden center and place it on the table. To make it look elegant, cover the plastic container by wrapping it with a beautiful cloth or tying a wide braid. After the holiday, flowers can be planted in a flower bed, so that they will delight you also the next year.
You must admit that balloons filled with helium always create a festive atmosphere. And if they also glow in the dark, your garden will look just magical. Buy a set of miniature LED candles. (They are not expensive at all and burn for about 8 hours.) Place them in a balloon before inflating it. Tie a few balls in one place to enhance the effect of the backlight.
Functional, modern, cute.