Make This Weekend: Sangria Soiree

by | Appetizer, Entertaining, Sips

I love Summer and Entertaining.  Combining the two is heaven for me.

Megan_Weaver_16The slower pace of summer makes it easier to gather friends for a relaxing evening at home.

Outdoor entertaining

We recently had friends over for a Sangria Soiree.

Megan_Weaver_14Easy Summer entertaining can be simple.  Enjoying a great evening outdoors with friends should really be your focus.

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When I entertain at home, I like to make easy recipes and things I can make ahead so that I have time to visit with my guests and truly enjoy the evening.

Megan_Weaver_01My menu included:  Strawberry Sangria, White Peach Basil Sangria, Garlic Grilled Baguette with White Beans and Radishes, Watermelon Gazpacho, Smoked Paprika Flank Steak and Fries and an Avocado Bar.  Each of these items can me made quickly and easily.

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Outdoor entertainingI kept the set up and decor simple as well.  Our large dining table easily was home to the cocktail buffet with serve yourself drinks at one end.

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My favorite Chilwich placemats placed end-to-end served as a runner for a bit of color.  I used the potted plants I always have on the table as floral centerpieces.  Fresh cut flowers are beautiful but can quickly wilt in the summer heat.

Megan_Weaver_13My obsession with Ikat led me to these colorful plates.  I found great deals on these hammered serving trays, square bowls and Sangria pitchers.

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Hope you enjoy these recipes and ideas inspire you to entertain at home this summer!

xo

Alicia

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