Be the Ultimate Hostess

While Summer may be winding down, there is still time to enjoy this sunny, relaxed season! Big parties, summer bashes, etc may not be in the cards during this crazy time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be the hostess with the mostest! Plan a sweet little evening-in with your boo, plan a stay-at-home cookout with your fam, whatever the case may be, we’ve rounded up a few little tricks and tips to take your hosting skills to the next level!

First things first -- food! The most important aspect, in our opinion. One thing to keep in mind, is that the food and snacks you choose to have do not have to be overly-complicated. Simple is great! All the rage right now is charcuterie boards are a major hit with any and every guest, and the variety of foods that can go into them, leave a little something for everyone. Most of the time, these boards include different types of cheeses; meats like pepperoni, salami, etc; crackers, fruits, nuts, anything works! Place them effortlessly across the board or serving platter and you are set!

Another hostess trick is to have multiple options for quick and easy snacks that guests can just grab and enjoy! Sausage, cheese platters, chips and dip, fruit or veggie trays -- you name it and it’ll work! No one ever complained that there were too many snacks, so just go with it!

When it comes to beverages, making a delicious punch, various teas, and water is always a good idea. If you have a drink dispenser, all the better! It makes your beverage options look much more sophisticated and it really amps up your hostess cred!! There are so many things and aspects that can go into hosting a low key gathering, so pick your favorites and then make the evening your own!! Happy hosting!