Entertain Ideas for a Summer Social [Slideshow]

Sophisticated. Summery. Chic. Create a stylish setting at any summer social by using black and white as a neutral backdrop and adding in a popping accent color.

A yellow or green accent—bright and fresh—allows the incorporation of fruit such as lemons or limes into the décor as well as the food and beverages.

Here’s some recipe inspiration for sizzling summer entertaining: White Zinfandel Strawberry Sangria, Amalfi Ristorante’s Baba Al Limoncello, Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Lemon Popcorn.

DIY Mimosa

Let your guests customize their mimosa with different sliced fruit.

Sophisticated Backdrop

Black and white honeycomb linens allow the flowers and fruit decor to pop. Since it’s summer, think “light” when planning the menu.

Outside In

Lounge furniture, boxwood hedges and large umbrellas lend a feel of an easy garden party and makes everybody feel right at home.

Thirst Towers

Iced sweet tea, lemonade and water are must-haves for any summer Texas social.


Serving individualized quiches provides a savory complement to the Champagne.

Punch of Color

Yellow ranunculus are small enough to be used on tables while packing a big yellow punch of color.


Planning & Styling: Grit + Gold

Photography: Stephanie Rose Photography

Venue: T&P Station

Florals: Stems of Dallas

Baked Goods: The Jenny Layne Bakery

Catering: Bonnell’s

Tabletop Rentals: P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals

Furniture & Bars: AFR Furniture Rental

Greenery: Propmaker

Linens: BBJ

Calligraphy: Design Roots

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