Summer is a time to kick off your shoes and pour yourself a glass of your favorite white wine. However, when you're the one tasked with hosting, throwing a summer soirée can be anything but relaxing. Whether it's a dinner party, beach picnic or family BBQ, you want to impress your guests with a night that's fun, festive and filled with great food and conversation. Luckily - we've compiled your how-to entertaining guide, so you can spend more time sipping and less time planning.
Rule #1: Never run out of wine
This is probably the most important rule on the list. No matter what's on the agenda for the evening - running out of vino is a huge no-no. Use our handy dandy wine calculator if you need some help before stocking up.
Rule #2: Create a relaxing atmosphere
Overthinking and fussing over your event decor will only give you a headache. An eclectic, mix-and-match approach will create a laid back atmosphere for your guests. Because who needs fancy tableware to have a good time? We even recommend setting up a festive picnic display - made complete with a great charcuterie board and some delicious canned rosé.
Rule #3: Focus on finger food
Simple and delicious finger foods enable guests to graze and converse. It also saves yourself some time and energy when it comes to cleaning up after the festivities are over!
Rule #4: Create memories with your loved ones
Wine tastes best when shared with your loved ones, and long lasting memories are made by taking the time to connect and unwind with friends and family. Don't get caught up in the planning and execution of the event - savor the moment and don't forget to raise your glass in a toast to summertime.