10 Best Menus for Summer Entertaining
April 27, 2015
What to make for all your summer celebrations
1. Special Occasion Dinner Menu
2. An Exotic Menu to Impress Your Date
When you’re looking to wow the apple of your eye, there is no better way than by preparing them a meal that is completely out of the ordinary. We’re not talking about dishes that are hard to make, but ones that are full of exotic flavors, unexpected, and fun to eat with your fingers.
3. A Shower Luncheon Menu
When the weather warms up, the number of celebrations that honor a bride- or mom-to-be seem to multiply. But even if you’re not hosting a shower this summer, this wonderful menu of small bites and salads is perfect to serve the ladies for that post-house tour or tennis match luncheon.
4. Low-Key Sunset Cocktails
7. Lazy Weekend Brunch Menu
Too busy during the week to even contemplate making a meal from scratch for four, let alone eight? Instead, invite your friends over for a lazy weekend brunch with the doors open or out on the patio. Serve some of these breakfast favorites, Bloody Marys, and some bubbly cocktails — and no one has to worry about getting home too late.
8. Picnic Menu for a Crowd
9. Casual Lunch Menu
When on vacation, having friends over for lunch often replaces the dinner party as the meal to entertain around. But instead of sticking with boring sandwiches and chips, fire up the grill and make some of these warm-weather favorites.
10. Late-Night Party Snack Menu
Summertime means the kids are home from school and often hanging out with friends at night. Instead of having them raid your pantry of the foodstuffs you were stocking up on for weekend houseguests, have some snacks made in advance awaiting their arrival so they won’t go hungry (or ask you to make them something in the middle of the night).