Summer is a great time to entertain. If you want to go above and beyond as host, these summer party ideas are perfect for your apartment or party room.
Daytime entertaining is a great option in the summer when many people are off work and the weather is warm. A great daytime party option is British-style high tea. Gather with your friends or family over cups of tea, pretty party sandwiches, treats like scones with lemon curd, strawberry shortcakes and petit fours. It's traditionally a fancy affair, so encourage your guests to dress up for the occasion and of course wear a hat.
Themed dinner party
Dinner parties are fun all year, so make yours stand out by choosing a summery theme. You could host a tiki inspired dinner, a beachy seafood boil, or even a build-your-own ice cream sundae party for super hot summer days.
Spain has a longstanding tradition of tapas -- small plates of delicious food to share that's served as an accompaniment to drinks. This is a perfect entertaining option for summer when people may not feel like eating a heavy meal and would prefer to graze and imbibe over the course of an evening or afternoon.
A picnic is a wonderful way to get together with family and/or friends in the summer. You can take the pressure of hosting off your plate by making it potluck style asking all attendees to bring a dish or two to share. It's pretty flexible as you can get outside to enjoy the fabulous summer weather in a park or host an indoor picnic on your living room floor on a rainy day. Whatever you decide to do, try to ensure that there will be amazing shareable food on offer.
We hope you give these summer party ideas a try!