Summer Entertaining Favorites

We could not be more exited for the official start of summer this week. Isn't summer the best? So many fun reasons to host your favorite people with longer days and warm weather. Here are a few of my most used summer entertaining items that we love. 

Picnic Gear. It is no surprise that we love a good picnic at the Jackson Morgan office. All you need is a cute picnic basket and acrylic glassware. A bottle cooler is a bonus and perfect for your favorite flavor of Jackson Morgan. 

Outdoor Dinner Parties. There is nothing better than eating dinner with your friends with pretty string lights overhead. Melamine plates with monogramed linens keep things easy, but yet sophisticated. A corn hole set keeps guests busy while dinner is being made on the grill. I like to keep a few Turkish towels outside in case anyone gets cold at night. 

Outdoor Food. I keep a drink dispenser ready with lemon water during the summer to keep guests hydrated. This William-Sonoma caramelized onion burger starter is mouth watering. We also love to experiment with stuffing burgers with cheese, special seasonings, or veggies. I love using my galvanized tiered stand for everything from sundae toppings to burger toppings during the summer. It also looks pretty in the kitchen with fresh blooms. 

Summer Desserts. Homemade ice cream is one of the best parts of summer, especially spiked with Jackson Morgan. I use the Kitchen Aid ice cream maker bowl and store the finished product in these ice cream tubs before guests come over. I also love these fruit shaped molds for ice cream or popsicles. 

What are your favorite entertaining pieces during summer?