Those little glimpses of sunshine are teasing us into getting excited about Summer! It’s the perfect party season to celebrate with all your nearest and dearest, and there’s nothing better than some statement denim to get you in the glamorous party mood! We’ve been inspired by our fabulous new Garden Party print to give you a few tips on how to throw the perfect Summer soiree in true 7 For All Mankind style…
First off, it’s all about the setting – location, location, location as they say…! If you don’t have a fabulous garden space to play with, or if the weather lets you down, bring the outside indoors with artificial flowers, fairy lights and cute candle holders. Create your own little wonderland with printed cushions and throws, and hey – who’s to stop you throwing a picnic rug down in the front room?!
Once your secret garden is all ready to go, it’s time to set the mood with a killer playlist. Compile a list of you and your friends favourite tracks, and think about the order too – start off with some stylish, mellow tones in the background so you can mingle to the max, then gradually up the ante (and the volume!) so your guests can start to let their hair down and dance!
All that socialising is thirsty work, so make sure you have some fabulous drinks on offer to refresh your guests. Something quick and easy works best, like a summer fruit punch – we love this recipe by Julie Goodwin, which features strawberries, mint and pink Moscato. Up the glamour factor with some elegant martini glasses and sparkly glass charms.
Of course, your guests might need a little something to nibble on too! Keep things light with some sweet treats like fruit dipped in melted chocolate – simple as anything and always a crowd-pleaser. If savoury is more your thing, this amazing smoked salmon dip from BBC GoodFood is sure to keep them coming back for more!
Finally, the most important thing of all is to relax and remember to have fun! Don’t stress out too much – a good party is all in the planning, and your guests will have an even better time if their host is enjoying themselves too. Have fun this summer, and let us know what you get up to on Facebook or Twitter!