Summer Entertaining Essentials

We’ve launched into the new year and for anyone planning a celebration in these early months I’ve put together a collection of Summer entertaining essentials

For more summer inspiration – check out my Flamingo themed blog post for some ideas,  my Ice Cream themed post here , my Mermaid theme blog post, or  my blog post on the Oh It’s Perfect blog for ideas for a garden party 

 

Enjoy!

 

Invitations/Printables

 

Inspiration for a few summery themes:

 

 

Pool beach party printables – Penny Lane Studio

 

 

 

Pool party printables – 2 Love Birds

 

 

 

Surfer girl Invitation – I Will Invitations

 

 

Ice cream party invitation – Paper & Style Co

 

 

Mermaid printables – Jo Studio

 

 

Decorations

 

Lanterns are great for outdoor decorations – easy to hang, light and they look good no matter where the wind blows them:

 

Pink chevron lantern – Saffy & May

 

 

 

Yellow polka dot lanterns – Little Red Chick

 

 

Robert Gordon floral lanterns – Sweet Celebrations

 

 

 

 

Can’t beat some ice-cream cone decorations for a summer feel!:

 

Ice cream cone lanterns – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

Speaking of ice-cream, even if you’re not doing an ‘ice-cream themed’ party, ice-cream is a must have when entertaining in summer with kids! So here are some fun finds to use when serving up your ice-cream!:

 

Ice cream scoop (matching spoons available) – Sweet Tea Party Supplies

 

 

Pastel stripe ice cream cups – Little Red Chick

 

 

Robert Gordon ice cream cups and spoons – Occasion by Design

 

 

 

Chevron wooden spoons – Little Red Chick

 

 

Gelato spoons – Occasion by Design

 

 

Mini gelato bowls – Limetree Kids

 

 

Love these ice-cream cone stands!:

 

Bamboo wood ice cream cone stand – Party & Co

 

 

Ice-cream cone stand – The Little Big Company

 

 

I just had to share this fabulous ice-cream parlour stand for hire in Sydney for a perfect ice-cream serving area at any summer themed party:

 

Ice cream parlour stand for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

When entertaining with kids disposable partyware is a must have! This confetti design fits into any bright and summery party:

 

Confetti Dot plates – Sweet Celebrations

 

 

Also love these bright options:

Striped partyware – Sweet Little Soiree

 

 

If you’re doing a tropical feel, I love these tableware ranges:

 

Hawaiian partyware – Ready to Party

 

 

 

Flamingo plates – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

 

 

These gorgeous pastel chevron napkins are perfect for summer entertaining:

 

Chevron pastel napkins – Sweet Tea Party Supplies

 

 

Summer entertaining is a great time to use drink dispensers.

Love the colour pop on this one (also available in pink!):

 

 

Apothecary drink dispenser (also available in pink) – Sweet Tea Party Supplies

 

Fantastic 2 part dispenser where you can display some tropical fruits at the bottom:

 

2 part drink dispenser – Leo & Bella

 

 

A drinks tub is essential and I’m loving the colour of this one:

 

 

Blue party tub – Peters of Kensington

 

Also loving the bright’s in this bamboo collection:

 

Bamboo drinks tray and outdoor essentials – Bed, Bath and Table

 

Perfect way to keep the flies away but your table still looking pretty – food covers in gorgeous summer colours:

 

Domed food cover – Bed, Bath and Table

 

 

So there you have it – a summer entertaining round up! Hope your next summer soiree is full of fun!

 

 

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