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Summer Entertaining Essentials

Raise your hand (and margarita) if you are jumping for joy that it's officially SUMMER! Our team is always looking for reasons to throw an amazing party, and so can you with our summer entertaining tips and picks!

Summer Entertaining Picks | The Event Group Blog | Summer Party

We are LOVING this marble and wood pineapple cheese board! Carefully curate a gourmet charcuterie display using this Style Me Pretty how-to.

Marble & Acacia Cheese Board

Anthropologie | $68.00

 

Summer Entertaining Picks | The Event Group Blog | Summer Party

Whether you are entertaining at your dining room table or al fresco, these tumblers serve as the perfect pop of color!

Granada Tumbler Set

Anthropologie | $48.00

 

Summer Entertaining Picks | The Event Group Blog | Summer Party

Cloth napkins have the ability to take your event to the next level, with linen always being a summer fabric favorite!

Ivory Linen Napkin

Crate and Barrel | $7.95

 

Summer Entertaining Picks | The Event Group Blog | Summer Party

Sangria or lemonade? The best thing about stackable drink dispensers (aside from being so pretty) is than you can serve all of your favorite summer refreshments!

Double Glass Beverage Dispenser

Williams-Sonoma | $109.95

 

Summer Entertaining Picks | The Event Group Blog | Summer Party

If tiki-chic was a thing, these tassel and bamboo place mats would be IT!

Fex Tassel Placemat

Furbish | $10.00

 

Summer Entertaining Picks | The Event Group Blog | Summer Party

Have we mentioned how much we love pineapples?

Pineapples Paper Straws

Revel & Co. | $5.00

 

Summer Entertaining Picks | The Event Group Blog | Summer Party

Bring on the lobster rolls and clam chowder, this chic tea towel will transport you to a beach-front restaurant in Nantucket.

Pure Linen Tea Towel

Von Walter & Funk | $28.00

 

Summer Entertaining Picks | The Event Group Blog | Summer Party

Lugging all of your glassware outside isn't exactly fun. This gorgeous brass caddy is the logistical equivalent of having 6 hands.

Brass Wire & Rattan Caddy

Von Walter & Funk | $48.00

 

Summer Entertaining Picks | The Event Group Blog | Summer Party

We love a good tray! Serve cocktails, hors d'oeuvres or even a variety of desserts on this shabby chic look from West Elm!

Ash + Steel Round Serving Tray

West Elm | $79.99

 

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The table is set, the champagne is chilling and all that is left is YOU! Keep your hostessing look simple and clean, like this gorgeous textured look from No. 14 Boutique in Lawrenceville.

White Scalloped Dress

No. 14 | $78.00

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Fresh + Modern Bridal Shower featured on Style Me Pretty


When Style Me Pretty approached us to do a Facebook Live video with them, we knew that a simple Q+A just wouldn't do. After some creative brainstorming sessions, we decided to (literally) spice things up and create a fresh and modern bridal shower theme, inspired by one of our favorite things: FOOD! Taking on inspiration from the classic "The French Laundry" cookbook, our "Sugar and Spice for the Soon to be Wife" bridal shower concept quickly transformed into the styled shoot of our event planning dreams! Our color palette was simple: black and white, accompanied by lush greens and hints of marble, courtesy of our local Crate and Barrel. Serving up some stunning florals, Allison McGeary created a low, herb-inspired centerpiece for our tablescape in addition to a whimsical bouquet bar. We all know that an invitation sets the tone for an event, so More Than Words designed a chic stationery set, featuring a unique script font that the whole team adored. With dessert always on our mind, we thought a cake decorating demonstration would be a "sweet" activity and favor for guests to enjoy. Our friends at Bella Christie and Lil' Z's Sweet Boutique constructed adorable buttercream flowers, a technique that will totally be trending in 2016. Lastly, crisp white linens (from Mosaic), feminine chairs and black glassware (from Event Source) added some french flair to this sweet and spicy soiree.
We would like to thank all of the vendors involved in this gorgeous collaboration, especially Lauren Renee for the AMAZING photos featured both below and on the Style Me Pretty post!
See our Facebook Live video and more photos here.

Florist | Allison McGeary Floral & Event Design
Invitation and Menu | More Than Words Pittsburgh
Cakes | Bella Christie and Lil' Z's Sweet Boutique
Linens | Mosaic Inc.
Rentals | Event Source
Marble Chargers | Crate and Barrel
Spices | Penzeys Spices
Venue | The Union Hall
Cookbook Favors | The French Laundry

 

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