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5 Tips for hosting a stress-free summer party

5 Tips for hosting a stress-free summer party

blueberry lemonade Author: Canadian Living

DIY & Crafts

5 Tips for hosting a stress-free summer party

Summer is party season! Keep your celebrations simple with these quick decorating and planning tips.
 

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5 tips for hosting a stress-free summer party

Easy invites

Sending online invitations helps keep track of RSVPs. Sites like Paperless Post will keep your guest list organized, send reminders and have all party information located in one convenient place. We love their selection of stylish and cheeky designs!

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5 tips for hosting a stress-free summer party

Delegate

The days of slaving away and doing it all on your own are over. Friends are more than happy to contribute to a party. Have your guests pitch in by bringing an appetizer or wine. Looking for food inspiration? Check out these yummy asparagus and ricotta crostini.

Read more: Asparagus & ricotta crostini recipe
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5 tips for hosting a stress-free summer party

Set up bar

As guests arrive, greet them with a signature cocktail like this spiked blueberry lemonade. Then, put guests to work: designate an area as a mix-it-yourself drink station. To be truly Canadian, make sure to set a cooler on the back deck stocked with beer and other cold beverages.

Read more: Blueberry lemonade recipe
By: Canadian Living

5 tips for hosting a stress-free summer party

Make it pretty

Shopping for party decor has never been easier. You can get almost everything online—from banners to food labels—like these lemonade ones from Wedding Friends.

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5 tips for hosting a stress-free summer party

DIY decor

If you can’t find the décor you want, make it! It can be something as simple as these straw flowers made from cupcake liners. Fold one in half three times, cut a scalloped edge over the top and trim off the tip at the bottom to make a small hole. Open it, slide over the straw and use a hot glue gun to secure in place. Add two more liners and shape them into a flower.

Image by: Sarah Gunn By: Sarah Gunn Source: Sarah Gunn

 

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