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Summer soiree Inspiration + Hostess Essentials

Summer is here, and there’s no better time to gather friends and family for a delightful soirée under the sun. At Garden Studio Design, we believe that the perfect summer gathering is all about creating an inspiring and inviting atmosphere. This season, we’re embracing every ray of sunshine our backyards have to offer!

A home that feels laid-back and sophisticated, with colorful hues, romantic motifs, and intriguing patterns, sets the stage for unforgettable soirées. Today, we’re sharing some elegant inspiration for your next summer gathering, along with a curated list of our must-have summer hosting essentials from our Amazon storefront.

The inspiration: Nostalgic Summer

Summer always evokes the most cherished childhood memories – the scent of freshly cut grass, picking the ripest stone fruits straight from the neighborhood tree, playing barefoot in the sprinklers, and hosting friendly barbecue competitions. The fun never stops – sun up to sun down!

A summer soirée inspired by these nostalgic memories should feel effortlessly elegant. Picture fresh white linens adorning the table, pre-batched refreshing drinks at the ready, and dishes crafted from the garden’s bounty.

Create a refined tablescape with standalone blooms and highlight seasonal dishes served family-style. Refresh your guests with homemade fruit popsicles and sorbets, and continue the festivities into the night with light and delightful cherry pies, berry cobblers, and, of course, fireside s’mores; each are essential treats for any summer soirée. Don’t forget to set the mood with some timeless tunes – we prepared a Summer BBQ Playlist inspired by this very aesthetic, featuring a collection of classic rock n’ roll hits curated to set the stage for a fun and lively gathering.

Summer Hosting Essentials You Need

Being avid entertainers ourselves, hosting a backyard barbecue is most certainly not our first rodeo. Especially when hosting in the great outdoors, there are many considerations to make so your guests are comfortable and entertained through the elements, all while retaining the perfect cozy and inviting aesthetic.

Most importantly, summer entertaining should always feel effortless and stress-free. That is why we curated a list of our tried and true favorites just for you, all available to purchase via our amazon storefront. Get the look and click to shop your favorites below!

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Happy summer hosting from all of us at Garden Studio Design!