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picture1-png2Long summer days, bubbling laugher and glorious sunshine, that’s what summer holidays are made for. Here are four ways to entertain with effortless style this season:

Plan ahead

Everyone’s calendars are chock-a-block at this time of year, so make sure you get those invitations out as early as possible. Whether you’re hosting a four-course dinner, a lazy pool party or a simple and casual affair, you’ll want to get the word out as soon as you can.

Stock up

18020386-jpg2It’s worth buying your groceries first thing in the morning, before the shops get crazy busy and you find yourself fending for the last rotisserie chicken. With the food sorted, ensure that you have enough glassware, dinnerware and serveware to see you through the summer. Last, but not least, stock up on ice, and invest in a durable ice bucket, such as the Guzzini Stella ice bucket, to save you traipsing back and forth to the kitchen.

Set the scene

The entertainment options are endless when it comes to hosting a party, from a games night to a classic cheese and wine pairing evening. The secret is to keep it simple and make sure you have all the basics covered: a fully stocked drinks trolley (or cooler bag), a touch of festive décor and an awesome playlist.

Spoil yourself

18024015If you’re planning a lazy Sunday outdoors treat yourself to a round wicker picnic basket and fill it with all your favourite goodies from dips and mini samosas to fresh cherries and mince pies. Don’t forget to pack a blanket, an umbrella, and a couple of your favourite scatter cushions.

If you’re hosting the party at home, indulge in a beautiful antique tile platter in on-trend masala – it’s guaranteed to make even the simplest snacks look stylish. It looks particularly good when placed next to a cheese platter with the Mike cheese knives and our favourite Rosegold dipped glassware.

Whatever the occasion, make the most of entertaining, live and laugh in the moment and soak up the summer fun.

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