Any hostess worth her (margarita) salt loves a good summer soiree. You can’t beat the good friends, good tunes, good food and great excuse for umbrella drinks that come with a backyard BBQ or all day (and night) pool party.
But, we know it’s not easy being the one to always provide a good time. After all, you work hard at playing and we know you have your party platter full of events this summer. Do yourself a favor and beat the heat of hosting and let Lilly Pulitzer’s fab entertaining essentials do some of the work for you this time around.
On the Table
A mother of three, Lilly was a lady who knew how to hide a stain. It’s no coincidence those fun-loving 60’s Palm Beach patterns are so vibrant. Let the love of all things color blind you from any spills (drinks or gossip) that are bound to occur at an amazing fête like yours. Have some fun dressing your table in a Lilly inspired theme – let the color palette of rich pinks, greens and blues be your guide.
Picture it: a flamingo pink tablecloth with a couple of iced sweet teas clinking in these beautiful Lilly Pulitzer Costa Verde Highball Glasses while your guests laugh and fawn over your brilliant style choices. Yeah, you can see it. Looking for something a little more spill-proof? How about these Ocean Jewels Tumblers guaranteed to quench any thirst you could think of (and help you look good doing it).
Get ready to impress with a perfectly (yet simply) set table with pastel plates filled with the delectable cuisine you spent all afternoon cooking from scratch (or ordering online and waiting anxiously by the door to arrive).
Want everyone to be talking about your party planning for summers to come? Tap in to the origami love of your youth and learn the art of the napkin fold. Sure, it’s not necessary. But is it fun? Yes. And trust us when we say your guests will dig it (though some may never forgive you for raising the party bar this high).
Score extra points with your napkin game by getting your fold on with these Lilly inspired cocktail napkins. With these, your pocket fold doesn’t even have to be that good to wow your guests.
Chillaxing in Style
Table service is nice at the club but it’s even better at your own home. Take a load off and let your favorite pool boy (read: boyfriend) wait on you for a few while you catch up with your friends and compare notes on The Bachelorette.
Place one of these chic and handy Lilly Pulitzer drink trays by your vintage bar cart and people won’t be able to resist taking turns passing around their favorite cocktails. Plus, this nifty tray (or this one!) is handy for keeping those previously mentioned umbrella drinks safe and close by while you’re floating in the pool or soaking up the sun.
With full bellies (and a couple of cocktails) your guests will be ready to mingle. Make sure to keep things comfortable with a few throw pillows scattered around your homemade oasis. These fun flamingo pillows work inside on any day but are a great way to pull your fun color palette outside if the mood strikes.
More than Just Décor
We all know nothing ties a color theme together quite like fresh flowers. No need to go crazy. Just a simple bouquet in the center of the table will bring that special classy look you’re going for.
Flowers not enough? Bring some glitz to your centerpieces with a golden pineapple or two and get ready to graciously accept all of those design compliments coming your way. (By the way, while we’re loving the pineapple addition, try shaking up your cocktails with a Pineapple Co. drink shaker for a little island fun in the comfort of your living room.)
When looking to leave a lasting impression this party season give Lilly Pulitzer a try. Because, lovely lady, you throw parties worthy of awards. And when it comes to prizes, who wouldn’t want a Pulitzer?