This post was sponsored by Upgrade Your Summer as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Summer entertaining doesn’t have to be hard or even planned far in advance.
In fact, just this past weekend, my husband and I called our family on a Friday and invited them to come over the very next day.
We love getting together with our friends and family, and barbeques are especially fun.
Everyone can enjoy the outdoors, good food, and great company.
Not only that, it creates lasting memories, which is a huge plus in my book.
Planning a summer gathering is easier than you think. My simple summer entertaining tips will make you feel like a pro when it comes to hosting gatherings for friends and family at your home!
In fact, you may even end up wanting to have a barbeque every weekend!
Summer Entertaining Tips
This is a pretty basic entertaining tip. Invite friends or family that you love spending time with.
We wanted to keep it small, so we only invited our adult children this time.
Keep the menu super simple. We decided on ribs, but something as simple as burgers and hot dogs works great, too.
Choosing simple sides is key, like chips, pasta salad, macaroni salad, or grilled sweet corn on the cob.
Lastly, don’t forget the drinks. I like to have a variety available, like water, lemonade and a couple of kinds of soda.
For this particular gathering, I wanted to serve cold refreshing beer as well.
This is the most important tip I can give you. Always ask for help, even if you think you won’t need it.
I always seem to run out of time when hosting parties, and this barbeque was no different.
I ended up having to let everyone know we were pushing the time back an hour (don’t feel bad, they won’t mind, really!)
Then, I delegated others to bring soda, ice, and dessert. I also had my husband cook the ribs while I was making macaroni salad.
When the family arrived, I had them help set up the table. Had I not asked for help, it would have been too stressful.
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Rather than having to go to more than one store, I purchased everything at my local super-center.
It made my shopping faster and easier since they carry all of my favorite products, like Bud Light. It’s crisp, refreshing, and not heavy.
While I usually stick to either the original Bud Light, I was surprised to find a fun
new flavor available this summer. Bud Light Lemon Tea! It’s brewed with tea leaves
and real lemon peels, giving it a refreshingly tart taste.
I loved the uniqueness that the lemon and tea flavors gave the beer; it’s perfect for summer.
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No matter what details you decide on for your summer get-togethers, be sure to utilize my summer entertaining tips.
They will make your gatherings stress-free and a lot more fun for everyone.
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