25 Monday Aug 2014
Don’t let summer be just a memory that fades into the dark corners of your mind. End it with a bang! A Mega Mixer! A Backyard Bash! Well, you get the point. Just have fun with it. We don’t want you to work too hard, so here are few tips to keep your Labor Day party planning simple.
- Don’t go overboard with the menu. You’re not in the Iron Chef competition so try to hold back. The old tried and true burgers, potato salad, ice cream and punch still do the trick. Don’t over think it.
- Even if you’re hosting your party in the backyard, you can put some of your indoor furniture to good use. For example, if you have a moveable bar, place it as close to the back door as possible. Keep it stocked so that when you need to replenish beverages outside, you can just grab them from the bar.
- Have a themed party. How about an all-white party or a red, white and blue party? Or a luau? Themes provide automatic entertainment and get the guests involved in creative ways.
- KEEP THE BEVERAGES FLOWING. Yes, we meant that in all caps. Here’s a quick and easy cocktail recipe. You can never be too prepared with your beverages.
Sparkling White Sangria
Serves 6| Hands-On Time: 05m| Total Time: 05m
1 bottle sparkling wine (such as Cava or Prosecco)
1 1/2 cups apricot nectar
1 1/2 ounces triple sec
In a pitcher, mix together the sparkling wine, apricot nectar, and triple sec. Serve in wineglasses.
Recipe courtesy of realsimple.com.
Cheers! Happy Labor Day!
Do you have a favorite party theme? Or do you have a recipe you just can’t have a party without?