Ahhh, summer time, where the sun is shining, and the BBQs are rolling... On today's blog post, I'm going to be sharing my top 5 favorite summer events to host, as well as some of my favorite trends within the technology, and decoration world as well!
In the comments, I'd love to know if I mentioned one of your favorite type of event, or trend! Hope you enjoy!
1. A Summer BBQ!
I know this is a given, because who wouldn't want to host one of these? But there's a way of putting on a BBQ that so many do not know how to do! Did you remember ice? How about the sticks for the Kabobs? There are a lot of details that go into planning a BBQ, and we believe that the trend of having an I-pad list will help you! Take out your I-Pad or cellphone, and go into the notes, or reminder section. Write down each recipe you're planning on re-creating, along with decorations that you'll need, drinks, and more. This is a great way to remember everything that you need, while saving paper and time.
2. Hosting a Summer Bash In a Non-Traditional Way
What I mean by this, is hosting your next summer bash in a barn, or what about a warehouse? Using these spaces may even save you money in the long run, and trust me, this is a trendy thing to do! Also, if you do have your summer bash in an interesting location, throwing in some really unique party favors is exciting.
3. Bring In The Dancers!
If you have the budget to do so, there are so many ways of bringing entertainment into your summer party! From acrobatic performers, to belly dancers, your guests will be sure to enjoy themselves! This is probably one of our favorite trends, because even though dancing isn't something I do on a regular basis, I still like to boogy down occasionally!
4. Bold Colors.
I love hosting a good summer dinner party. With the windows open, and lemonade brewing! One of my tricks into making it feel more like summer, rather than a stuffy dinner party, is to add some color. Whether that is in the napkin, or a little party favor. This will add some excitement to not only the table itself, but your guests will smile and enjoy themselves a lot more with some color! 2018 was the year of color, but I believe 2019 is the year is BRIGHT colors such as neons!
5. Food Trends
We get it, at a BBQ there's hot dogs, hamburgers, and chips, right? Wrong! There can be so many other types of foods available for your guests! Get creative with your desserts. Make kabobs rather than hot dogs. Spice up your hamburger meat's marinade... do something to have people say "WOW!" Trust me, it'll make people want to talk about the next party you'll be hosting!
As an event planner, it's fun to be able to create parties like these for not only my friends and family, but also for people throughout the community who need a little bit of help! Finding the time to do this can seem impossible, but with NSE's help, anything is possible.
NSE - Ashley Smith