Sunday, May 31, 2020

Summer Entertaining Series is here!!!

The Summer Entertaining Series is all virtually sharing my tips and tricks to hosting beautiful gatherings, big in addition to pocket-size during the summertime – amongst relaxation. I grew upward valuing the feel of sharing food in addition to potable amongst family unit, friends, neighbors – anyone together with everyone. There is and so much ability and connectedness around nutrient, and summer is such a fun time to take people together! I cannot WAIT to portion all of the fun material I have planned over the adjacent few weeks with yous guys!


Shot of a smiling woman sitting at a beautiful tables cape in a garden


I am SO unbelievably excited to lastly live sharing my Summer Entertaining Series amongst you guys! This is something that has been on my listen too my heart for a rattling long time. Summer is always the time (aside from the holidays), where people are getting together more than, enjoying the gorgeous summer nights, as well as spending fourth dimension with family in addition to friends. Hosting beautiful, depression stress gatherings is something that I hear then many of you lot needing assistance with! Which is just why I created this series – I am hither for yous guys to assistance inspire yous to host any type of gathering you mightiness want. Large too minor, impromptu and planned, indoor as well as outdoor, with friends, neighbors, family unit, colleagues – literally whatsoever as well as every type of gathering y'all could imagine.



Shot of two women smiling and pouring a glass of wine


I grew upwards in what I phone call an “entertaining family.”


There was ever food to live enjoyed, family or friends who would end past, as well as skillful memories that were cherished around the table. My mom ever hosted the most beautiful parties and I grew upwardly watching her orchestrate them. Sometimes they were big as well as elaborate, too sometimes they were super minor and impromptu. But they were ever particular.


Shot of a colorful cheeseboard


And it wasn’t always most the nutrient or how seemingly perfect together with beautiful they were. Yes, of grade, in that location was e'er amazing nutrient together with beverage – only the existent power of these gatherings, was that the nutrient in addition to beverage itself brought us together. I’1000 such a firm believer inward the ability of connectedness that food brings us, and I want to show yous guys just how to have the stress out of entertaining and making these kinds of gatherings hap.


It all starts amongst having a design, and a few things inwards your back bag, that are tardily to throw together, no-fuss, too gorgeous to boot. And nigh of all, FUN!


I oft become asked things like, “How do yous position those cheeseboards together? It looks so daunting as well as perfect. I could never make that.” Or, “How make you brand recipes ahead of fourth dimension so that you lot can spend fourth dimension amongst your guests too non over the stove?”


Overall, the biggest struggles I heard from yous guys:



  • how to live motivated to hostess this summer (trust me, I know it tin can appear overwhelming, in addition to that’second why I’1000 here to aid!)

  • make ahead apps, drinks, together with snacks

  • pitcher-friendly cocktails AND mocktails!

  • prepping for a diverseness of dietary restrictions

  • making slow, only beautiful/fancy seeming spreads (basically, how to fake your guests out!)

  • how to spend time amongst your guests in addition to really savor the political party

  • making the whole process low stress, too fun!


I’ve 100% been in that location myself together with I tin can totally relate to all of these struggles – which is why I created this series inward the first home!


Shot of someone dropping strawberries into glasses of champagne

Shot of a tablescape in a garden


Over the side by side few weeks, I have and so many fun things inwards shop for you guys as well as I can hardly wait! I’ll live:



  • showing y'all exactly, pace-by-stride how I put together a summer cheeseboard to please a crowd, large or modest!

  • pitcher friendly cocktail recipes (in addition to a mocktail pitcher also!)

  • brand ahead menus

  • entertaining friendly recipes

  • my favorite summertime adult drinkable picks (from rosé, to summer beers, to hard seltzers!)

  • the best s’mores combinations

  • in addition to lots more than!


Shot of someone spreading cheese on a cracker from a beautiful colorful cheeseboard

Shot of a woman with a cheeseboard drizzling honey


My goal amongst this serial is to show you that entertaining tin be stress-costless, together with nearly importantly, then much fun. And nearly of all, I hope that I inspire yous to take friends, family, neighbors – whoever it may be, together. And that it doesn’t have to live fancy, or super planned out. I hope that what I have to part makes you desire to create something exceptional together with connect with people y'all love, around amazing food in addition to drink!


I am SO excited to bring you lot this serial and I tin can’t look for yous guys to bring together me inwards hosting too entertaining this summer, no matter how big or small the gathering!


If yous’d like to stay inward the loop too have my summertime entertaining tips & tricks into your inbox, y'all can sign upwards using the class below!



If y'all’re non already following my on Instagram, be sure to do and so hither. I volition live sharing fun bonuses on Instagram exclusively during the serial! If yous brand whatever of the recipes during the series, or if I inspire yous host any sort of party or get-together, be certain to tag me, @spicesinmydna, together with hashtag #summerentertainingseries on Instagram or Facebook!


Shot of 3 people saying cheers


Sending all of y'all a virtual thanks! Thank y'all so much for existence hither. I appreciate every ane of you and so much! xoxo


Shot of a woman and a man laughing in a garden


P.S. I told my blood brother to endeavor this amazingly delicious passionfruit beer in addition to this was his immediate reaction. He just loves to mess amongst me. Spoiler alert: this beer ended upwards being his favorite of the dark! I only honey that Brittany was able to capture this second. I’one thousand STILL laughing nigh it.


All of these beautiful photos were taken past the super talented Brittany of Brittany Dunbar Photography.



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