Warm summer weather doesn’t last forever — we’re trying to soak up every bit of sunshine while we can! That means hosting outdoors whenever possible — like this lovely backyard La Crema wine party from Caitlin Moran of Style Within Reach and Glitter Guide.
The key to a successful summer party (or any party, for that matter) is creating maximum impact with minimal effort. Warm weather foods suit this mantra well.
A pretty display of crisp grapes, good cheese, olives and almonds can give guests something to munch on while they sip their wine.
Fresh melon cubes wrapped with prosciutto provide that perfect salty/sweet combination.
Don’t forget a drink dispenser of water to cleanse the palette!
A lush and green summer backyard like Caitlin’s doesn’t need a lot of decorating. A simple vase of hydrangeas and napkins in a fun pattern make the set up feel both elegant and festive.
Our Galvanized Metal Caravan Bar Cart helped keep some of our favorite warm weather wines cool in the hot weather.
Plus, the cart encourages guests to grab and serve themselves throughout the evening.
A casual garland of leaves and hydrangeas by Intrigue Design + Decor dressed it up with just a dash of summer style.
Stay tuned for part 2 — with Caitlin’s favorite warm weather recipes — soon!