Create a Memorable Outdoor Party!

Summer is the most social time of year. And why not? After months of avoiding the cold, it’s the perfect time to invite friends and family over, enjoy the great weather, and reconnect. Paying attention to a few key party elements can make the difference between a quick stop by and a party that goes long into the summer evening. Create a memorable event with these tips.

Comfortable Seating

Nothing calls people to gather around more quickly than a beautiful seating arrangement. We love the Plow Dune Deep Seating outdoor furniture from Plow & Hearth. Made of durable, all-weather keruing hardwoods and Dralon acrylic cushions for long lasting luxury. Start passing out the invites.

Festive Lighting

Set the mood with colorful lighting that creates a fun outdoor atmosphere. Twinkle lights or colored lighting like the Multicolored Vine Outdoor Solar String Lights from Plow & Hearth invite guests to mingle and enjoy the party. We can’t stop staring at them.

Unique Foods to Try

There’s something great about parties that expand your palette with foods you’ve never had the opportunity to taste before. Why not surprise your guests with the unique flavors of Alaska with reindeer sausage, wild Alaska smoked sockeye salmon, or a sampler box with a variety of local favorites. We’re big fans of Alaska Sausage and Seafood.

Seasonal Cocktails

Just like offering unique foods to try, offering your guests a special drink can go a long way to making your party special. With most fruits in their peak season, Mojitos make the perfect summer option. Make sure to use a mojito muddler so that you create a blend of fruits and spices that will end with the perfect cocktail. La Belle Cuisine offers one that is sturdy and affordable. Our request? Strawberry-Lemon Mojito, please!

A Warm Fire

While sitting around the fire this winter may have gotten old, there’s nothing more fun than gathering around one outdoors during a cool summer evening. We love the Slate Tile Fire Pit from Plow & Hearth. Can’t you just see the s’mores roasting now?

Use these simple ideas to create an easy party atmosphere that will have your guest hoping for another invite. From the food to the fire, the merchants at PointShop Mall have everything you need to start celebrating.

Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014