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Planning your Summer Party Planning your Summer Party

Now that you’re loaded up with new recipe ideas (and even more after Monday’s chat) it’s time to start planning the fun part of the party – the decorations!  I love the idea of simple, chic design that’s easy to set up and even easier to clean up.  I put together this little picture collage of ideas.


Dinner Party



 My top tips:

  • Keep the colors simple, red and blue are always great colors for day or night
  • Multi-purpose functionality; you can always use a fabulous drink dispenser and a basic simple table cloth can be used several times in multiple ways (saving you money!)
  • Lights and flowers are some of the cheapest and easiest ways to change the atmosphere without shelling out a lot of money.
  • For a day time party break up the area with a table for adult but a space for kids too, a blanket for a picnic setting and a few fun toys will keep your younger kids happy.
  • A fun and interesting serving tray is elegant and unique.
  • Don’t have enough matching dishes and don’t want to use paper plates – mix up your dishes!  Having a variety of plates adds an eclectic twist and interesting dimension.


I’ve got one more bonus recipe for you too – Crabby Olives

Here’s a healthy twist on a traditional crab salad.


  • Lindsay Black Colossal Pitted Olives
  • 1 can of lump crab meat
  • 1/2 lemon – juice only squeezed
  • 1/4 of a red pepper diced finely
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
Mix the crab meat with the lemon juice, red peppers and salt and pepper.  Use an olive stuffer to fill each olive with crab.  I placed them on a skewer for easier presentation and handling.  Super fast and easy appetizer!
What are some of your decorating tips for summer entertaining?
*Disclaimer:  I was compensated by Lindsay Olives to create these recipes and share these posts.  As always I do not endorse products that I do not believe in.  All recipes are my own creations for this post series.  
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Amanda Mouttaki

Curious world traveling, mom of two busy boys, foodie at heart, addicted to social media and lover of all things Moroccan.

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