10 Jul 2016

HOW TO: PARTY AT HOME - SUMMER EDITION

If there's something I truly love about Summer, this is with no doubt spending time with people I love chilling with a fresh drink and some food. Yes, because when it's too hot outside the perfect way to not waste your Saturday night is setting a colorful happy hour at home and enjoy some comfy time in good company. I've talked about how much I like parties at home here, now I want to show you my tips for a perfect evening at your own place during the hot season. Ready to party? // Se c'è qualcosa che davvero amo dell'Estate, senza dubbio è passare il tempo con le persone che amo, rilassandomi con un drink e del cibo. Già, perché quando fuori fa troppo caldo, il segreto per non sprecare il vostro Sabato sera è preparare un aperitivo a casa e godersi del tempo piacevole in buona compagnia. Vi ho già parlato qui di come organizzare un evento a casa, ora voglio darvi i miei personali consigli per una bella serata durante la calda stagione estiva. Pronte a festeggiare?

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When you spend a whole week in the office, sometimes you realize that it is (finally) Friday and you
haven't planned anything for the weekend. Time is never enough, right?
But if you want to do something fun with your bf, friends, family I have something good to say:
you will need only 30 minutes (really!) to set up a party at your home!
//
Quando si passa un'intera settimana in ufficio, a volte si realizza che è (finalmente) Venerdì e 
non si è fatto nessun piano per il weekend. Il tempo non basta mai, vero?
Ma se volete fare qualcosa di divertente con il vostro ragazzo, amici, famiglia, ho una buona
notizia: vi basteranno 30 minuti (davvero!) per organizzare una festa da voi.

1)
 THE COOLEST PLACE // IL POSTO PIU' FRESCO
Maybe assumed, but so important: on Summer, if you have not a garden, you need to chose
 the coolest room of your house (bathroom and bedroom excluded, of course!). A fan will do 
the rest! I opted for the veranda, my fave place. // Magari scontato, ma così importante:
in Estate, se non avete un giardino, dovete optare per la stanza più fresca della casa (bagno e 
camera da letto esclusi, ovviamente!). Un ventilatore farà il resto! Io optato per la
veranda, il posto che preferisco.

2)
LESS IS BETTER // MENO E' MEGLIO
If you set up the party in your garden it won't be a problem, but on Summer, at home,
less is better! Not too many guests will make the difference. You don't want to melt down! // Se
avete un giardino non c'è problema, ma d'Estate, in casa, meno è meglio! Non troppi 
invitati faranno la differencza. Non volete mica sciogliervi!

3)
GO LIGHT // STATE LEGGERE
Talking about food and drinks, you will opt for light and fresh ones. With
the super hot weather tons of heavy food or too alcohol drinks are the worst choice.
Yes to salads, vegatables, fruits and cold rice (or pasta). On the table you see a salad with melon, 
mozzarella and cherry tomatoes, a rice salad, some focaccia, olive bread and toasted bread with olive sauce,
pear&cheese, some vegetables and prosecco wine and ginger, that I mixed together to make a variant of the
Italian Spritz. Yum! // Parlando di cibo e drink, opterete per quelli più leggeri e freschi. Con
il sper caldo, chili di cibo pesante o bevande troppo alcoliche sono la scelta peggiore.
Sì a insalate, verdura, frutta e riso freddo (o pasta). Sul tavolo vedete un'insalata di melone, 
mozzarella e pomodorini, un'insalata di riso, focaccia, pane alle olive e crostini con patè di olive, pera&formaggio, della verdura e prosecco e ginger, che ho mixato per preparare una variante dello Spritz.

4)
NO MOSQUITOS, THANKS! // NIENTE ZANZARE, GRAZIE!
Some lemongrass candles will help you to let the hateful insect away and a spray for
you and your guests will be so woth it. // Candele alla citronella aiuteranno a tenere
lontani gli odiosi insetti ed uno spray per voi e gli ospiti sarà sempre utile e gradito.

5)
LIGHTS OFF // SPEGNETE LE LUCI
Enjoy the natural Summer light that we have until 9 pm (or more), then switch on only a suffused lamp.
It will create a magical atmosphere and won't you make feel too hot. // Godetevi la luce
naturale estiva, che abbiamo fino alle 9 di sera (o più), poi accendete una sola lampada
soffusa, Creerà atmosfera e non sentirete troppo il caldo.

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melone pomodorini mozzarella insalata
fresh rice salad
prosecco ginger spritz
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And you? Do you have any personal tips for party at home? I'm here to read more about you! //
E voi? Avete dei consigli personali per festeggiare a casa? Sono qui per leggere!

xx Francine

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29 comments:

  1. beautiful food spread! :D

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  2. love the way you decorated everything.
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  3. That spread looks delicious! All great tips :)

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  5. mosquitos are the biggest turn off for a house party (or any party, really) for me. these are great tips! I may be hosting a house warming party within the next few months so I'll keep this in mind.

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  6. Reading this makes me want to have a house party!

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  7. Honey, I would definitely join your party and I would invite you on my own, of course :) Can't wait to use your tips :) The place is perfect and everything looks delicious! Wonderful, wonderful post! :)

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  8. That CHEESE OH MY! *_*

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  9. Lovely tips! Serving light food and drinks are the best, it's something about summer that's more about snack than full on dishes! Xx

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  10. I love spending time outside in the summer, and I cant wait to move to our new place which has a beautiful garden. Sadly I never found that these candles work great against mosquitos, my biggest turn-off in the summertime.

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  11. I love your party setup! So pretty! =)


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  12. I love this post! Thanks for sharing! xo Will bookmark this for the future. ;)

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  14. Your party set up is lovely!

    XoXo,

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  15. Hahaha I definetely agree with the friday and have no plans and this is such a great idea to have a party sort in with the shortest time possible. x

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  16. I love hosting parties but nowadays I rarely do :(

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  17. I hope I get invited to your next party this looks so fun and the food looks delicious =o)

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  18. Dear Francine, it must be a really pleasure to get an invitation from you and I love what you suggest here! Wonderful food also :) Have a very happy rest of the week <3
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  19. Summer party is my favourite too! I love catching up with friends through some light meal and drinks. Your party looks amazing, and great photos! :)


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