Four (simple) Ways to Impress at your Summer Dinner Party

Hosting a summer dinner party soon? Gathering with friends and family is one of our favorite things. And hosting in the summer feels especially magical. While all you need for a great dinner party is good food and great company, we’ve thought of a few ideas to help kick your next dinner party up a notch.

1. Create your own charcuterie board

Small details can take your summer dinner party to the next level. A current favorite that will be sure to impress your friends: The charcuterie board spread. Here’s the secret. Creating a charcuterie board may sound fancy, but it’s way easier than you think it is. Lay out your favorite crackers, cheese, pretzels, fruits, and other snacks on a large board and put it out ready for your guests as they arrive. That way if the actual dinner isn’t quite ready yet, your guests can start snacking and you won’t need to feel rushed to get everything finished. No frills necessary! 

Charcuterie Board

Wood and Marble Charcuterie Board from The Gathering Collection

2. Find impactful decor 

A little decor can go a long way when it comes to setting the atmosphere you want for your summer dinner party. The good news is you don’t need a lot of decor to set the mood for your dinner. Find a few items that will do all the work for you. Candlesticks burning bright will elevate any scene. Plus, they make an outdoor summer night feel so magical. Flowers brighten up any room and instantly bring a healthy dose of cheer to your party. A table runner will create a classy look that will make you seem a lot more put together than you feel.  

Candlestick Holders

Black Candle Stick Holders from The Gathering Collection

Olive Branch Table Runner

Olive Branch Table Runner

3. Hide clutter where you can 

We would never suggest that you need a perfectly clean and tidy home before inviting guests into your home. The truth is, nobody lives in a perfectly clean home all the time, and your friends will still love you and have a great time at your summer dinner party even with a few dirty dishes in the sink, papers stacked on the counter, or toys left out on the floor. 

If you’re looking for a quick way to clear a bit of clutter without much effort, invest in a few beautiful containers that make it easy to clean up those odds and ends everyone has in their kitchen. 

Blue Stripe Tray

Blue Check Ceramic Serving Tray

Stripe Canister

Wood Lid Black Stripe Canister

4. Create an inviting space 

Set up a space where guests will feel welcomed and want to be. Creating a cozy atmosphere will help your dinner party guests feel at home. Comfortable pillows, cozy throw blankets, and a cheerful welcome mat are just a few ideas to layer more comfort into your home. 

Navy Tassels Pillow

Navy Throw Pillows with Tassels

Stripe Pom Pom

Gray Stripe Pom Pom Throw Blanket

Stripe Pillow

Gray and White Striped Throw Pillow

Love at Home Mat

Love at Home Doormat


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