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 






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





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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