The Essential Sundown Entertaining Party Primer

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The Essential Sundown Entertaining Party Primer

 Hosting summer gatherings in the evening offers endless menu possibilities. Often times these get togethers start early in the day & last well after sundown. The selection of recipes should most certainly showcase seasonal produce coupled with traditional fare guests have grown to expect. New twists on warm weather party fare filled with bold, fresh flavors that can be prepared ahead then chilled, baked, fried, smoked or warmed will keep things manageable. Over the next few weeks, learn how to create some of your favorite barbecue classics ideal for a number of celebrations that beckon you outdoors. Look for simple, stylish ways to elevate backyard party spaces that extend gracious hospitality to guests designed to save you valuable time. Even though summer invites a more casual approach when it comes to entertaining, the menu & atmosphere should still convey a thoughtfully planned ambiance. Whether you plan to host a small group of friends or something a bit more grand, look to these pointers & recipes to help create a lasting moment for those dearest to you.

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How To Properly Plan For Sundown Socials

Many entertaining tasks must be taken care of early in order for any event to run smoothly. Begin planning your table & the menu well in advance, then create a timeline. Parties with barbecue favorites at the forefront should include a balanced mix of warm & cold recipes featuring the very best the season has to offer. Get ready to take a fresh approach & expand the menu beyond the typical potato salad & cole slaw. The recipe collection will highlight produce available now from farm stands coupled with straightforward methods for producing some of the most irresistible smoked meats that can be prepared in your very own backyard. Once you know a few key basic fundamentals, you’ll be preparing these items often. I’ll also offer ways they can be used throughout the week for quick family meal solutions designed to save you valuable time. 

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Casual outdoor gatherings need not be complicated however simple ceramic or melamine plates, glassware & a few special entertaining pieces should be shared with guests. Follow these pointers to plan a memorable occasion.

No. 1

The Tabletop Style

A foundation of white ceramic or melamine plates is always a wonderful way to showcase bold recipes filled with color. They are a sturdy option for heavy foods compared to standard paper goods. Offer an unexpected element to guests by using polished heirloom silver flatware & freshly pressed linens. Just because barbecue is being served doesn’t mean a low brow approach should be taken. Honor the occasion & you’ll be thankful you did. It’s such a simple way to elevate the table instantly & use those coveted pieces one more time during the year. Lastly, highlight the beautiful blooms straight from your yard & create a collection of casual florals. Although Knockout Roses offer a simple approach when arranged in neutral pottery, I’ll show you how to craft sweet, stylish blooms filled with bright, bold color as well. 

No. 2

The Beverages

Summer cocktails should certainly take a seasonal approach & signature beverages should most certainly be passed. I’ll share fresh approaches to serving these lively libations. It will also be important to stay well hydrated so have plenty of chilled water, lemonade & iced tea available for non-alcoholic drink options while craft beer & wine is always welcome when it comes to traditional guest favorites. Organize glasses & acrylic tumblers in bar spaces– forego the plastic cups. Have beverage napkins available & a bucket filled with fresh ice cubes.

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The Provisions

Once the menu has been set, pull plates, platters & bowls for serving. Label the pieces with the foods that will be reserved for them & set them aside.

The Savory

Summer entertaining must include authentic barbecue classics. If properly preparing smoked pork & chicken trips you up, I’ll show you how to break down meat cuts & get them ready for cooking. Once you see how simple it is, you’ll be using your smoker a good bit more beyond party time. Look to The Essential Guide To Crafting An Impeccable Spice Blend in the meantime to brush up on seasoning logistics. Beyond the main course, it’s all about the sides & they can make or break a plate of exceptional barbecue. A few unexpected recipes will have guests clamoring for seconds so look for those irresistible dishes. 

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Summer entertaining just beckons a selection of classic desserts portioned as tasting servings as it’s the perfect way to celebrate the finest summer has to offer at your barbecue social. A collection of warm from the oven favorites accompanied with cool & creamy morsels that can be prepared well in advance make this fresh idea fun & manageable. Serving them in small ramekins & glasses instantly elevates the desserts for a sweet ending of undeniable charm. Look to The Blueberry-Lemon Summer Dessert Collection featuring Classic Blueberry Crisp, Lemon Icebox Tartlets & Buttermilk Panna Cotta With Blueberry Coulis for details. Learn how to make these delicious morsels including pointers for creating a timeline so preparations & execution run more smoothly. 

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