I love having friends over for dinner or hosting a gathering on my Brooklyn rooftop, but usually get a wave of anxiety that comes over me after I send the invite. I stress about how little time I have to prep, what to serve guests to eat and drink, how cute its all gonna look, etc etc. But it doesn’t have to be so stressful! After hosting a few get togethers this summer I have figured out these easy to full off tips for fun entertaining.

Forget the flowers
I love flowers as much as the next girl but do something different and unique and oh-so-summer and use succulents as your decor. But them in white planters for a clean touch. Pineapples are also fun decor, and you can eat them for desert- bonus!

Dress up your ice
Add some color, flavor and flair to your ice by adding fruit like blueberries to your ice try before freezing. So easy and looks great in a cocktail.

Custom cocktails
Instead of spending the whole party mixing up a complicated cocktail for your guests, set up a little bar area with glassware, fruit garnish, ice and liquor options. Then have ice cold bottles of IZZE Sparking Water on hand in the new delicious flavors, Mandarin Lime, Blackberry Pear, and Raspberry Watermelon so guests can mix up their ideal cocktail to sip on.

Fresh bites
I like to keep the snacks at a summer party light and colorful. I like to crunchy salad with kale, cabbage, carrot and blueberries as well as bowls of fresh fruit and trays of just-grilled-to-perfection veggies.

Good vibes essentials
And dont forget great music to set the mood and of course a camera, I love to have my polaroid on hand to catch the best moments.








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  1. alivilla
    18/08/2015 / 6:09 PM

    Adorable! Makes me thirsty and want to hang out with friends on a roof top! xoxo