Sit down and brainstorm in advance. Two are better than one, so brainstorm with a friend, and plan a party to be remembered. One can choose to entertain with simplicity or one can be very festive.
Children would revel in participating in an indoor picnic. Pack the picnic basket, grab the cooler and blankets and head for the porch, den, or dining room floor. Have board games handy, and some pillows, for an after the meal activity. This would work well on a rainy day.
Set up a salad extravaganza on your kitchen table or bar. Invite some friends over and enjoy a cool crisp salad on a hot day. Homemade lemonade would be a plus, and a walk in the park or game of tennis could follow.
Plan a menu and send invitations, with a recipe enclosed, for the guest to bring. This will allow, not only the hostess, but everyone’s culinary skills to be discussed during the dinner. It will also broaden the cooking horizons of one’s guest with a new recipe assignment.
Invite one’s guests over for a cooking party. Inform the invitees that they must bring and wear an apron. Cook the meal together as a group. This will take care of the entertainment part of the party, as it is sure to be entertaining having a kitchen full of culinary artists, cooking at the same time.
Have a leftover party. Invite your friends to clean out their refrigerator and bring it over. This should prove to be an very interesting smorgasbord.
A homemade pizza party sounds indulging. Assign ingredients to one’s family or friends and cook up a hot bubbling cheese filled pizza. One could also tell everyone to bring a dish that their grandmother made from scratch! Of course aerobics need to follow this kind of meal.
An appetizer party would be a scrumptious plus for summertime entertainment. Line the party table with nothing but appetizers! Be sure and have plenty for everyone as this is the main dish.
A homemade soup party would perk up every guest. A snack party is another great entertaining idea. Have snacks and snacks and more snacks!
Plan a chili cook-off and invite a yard full of judges. Give ribbons for the prize winning fare.
Plan an all natural 'no stove needed' party where nothing is cooked. Pop up some flavor-full popcorn and play a game of softball.
A banana split bar would be the rave on a hot July day. Invite the neighborhood kids and have a bash they will remember. A breakfast bar is another great idea for summertime food and fun. Plan a baking party and pass out home made items to all of the neighborhood.
Summertime does not have to be dull and boring. Plan a party!!!
Entertain!!! Cook and enjoy!!!