I’m sure we all agree that the idea of snuggling up by the fire place with a glass of red wine is glorious but now, I’m over it. I’m over freezing my butt off and having to wear slippers around the house 247.
So in an effort to summons summer to arrive earlier I thought I’d entertain the idea of entertaining
The sun setting on the back porch or yard is pretty much a must have for me, it makes for a perfect spot to host a few quiet ones on a sunny afternoon but I must confess, I’m probably the least talented in the kitchen out of all my friends so, I’ve put together a few tips on throwing a casually awesome arvo if you’re not so hot in the kitchen
This is what I came up with as an ‘insipation’ shot for this piece. Ideally there would be much more food.. and drink but I think getting the style right is important. Loving the ‘I just threw this together’ look, it keeps it nice and relaxed so your guests don’t think you’ve tried to hard.
Mozzies: Don’t forget about insect repellent, outdoor citronella candles are a nice natural option. It’s a sure fire way to unravel a night when those miniature vampires crash the party
Food: If you’re no whiz in the kitchen then make sure you have plenty of yummy nibbles. Buy a whole smoked fish with plenty of tiny picking folks, crackers, cheese (the basics), some delicious honeycomb which always make the plate look interesting, hunt out a couple of perfect pates, keeping ing mind colour. So throwing in Basil and cocktail tomatoes add a gorgeous colour pop
Clean The House: One thing that always gets the house clean is knowing people are coming over, the house never looks better but make sure you do this with plenty of time
Style: No need to exert yourself here but it’s nice to have a flavour of style running through your evening. I love to use big chunky chopping boards as serving platters and a few yummy jugs floating around . Pims is always an easy and refreshing one to provide on the side. That alone starts to set the flavour for the evening, it’s almost a modern twist on a country vibe. Go with what you like. Heck you can even make it themed . It’s your party do what you like !
Fun. Have it
Buy this look: Farmers Bacchus Carafe, $12.99, Hand plucked Daisies, Farmers Senses Studio Candle $14.99, Farmers Baccarat Chopping Board $109.99, Farmers bread+butter Garden Tea Towels $19.99 and of course my delicately placed photo worthy nibbles
Photo’s taken with a Canon EOS 700D