A Few Summer Entertaining Ideas

gift packets by simply seleta

homemade raspberry basil ice pops by la famiglia

I stopped doing quick links post and instead, I put more links on my Facebook page or share links on Twitter. I will continue to do it but I think that I should highlight some of the top stories on my editorial page (i.e. my blog). Let’s see how it goes before I declare the revival of that column. For now, I wish to share three design ideas that you could use this summer for entertaining.

+ Since the thermometer raises today to a new high, it seems like a good idea to make your own ice pops. Monica of La Famiglia was inspired by the artisanal pops in NY and LA when she decided to make her own Raspberry-Basil Ice Pops. I want some!

gift packets by simply seleta

+ Selena of Simply Selena assembled those gift packets for Teacher Appreciation week. They are awesome. It would be easy to repurpose her concept by changing a few items to convert it either into a way to serve beverage and utensils at a picnic or to become a country picnic favor that your guests could savor on their way back home. The possibilities are endless. Via Party Perfect

make your own martini bar station designed sunday suppers

+ It may be too warm today for having the classic martini but when you see something that good, you need to pass the information along. Sunday Suppers designed a stylish make your own Martini bar station for a rustic Italian event. As always, they shared the best places in New York city to reproduce their signature look. You can apply the same principle to serve a more summery drink like a margarita or a Tom Collins.

  • Simone Paradis
    May 25, 2010 at 16:32

    Bonjour Kim,

    J’ai lu l’article dans la Presse et bien sûr j’ai constaté que tu as un des meilleurs blogues. Félicitations,

    ta tante Simone

  • hotlinkyouth
    May 26, 2010 at 06:40

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