On this first day of summer, you may have ideas dancing in your head for the perfect party at the cabin. After all, with the Fourth of July and those long summer days that stretch well past 9 p.m., summer is a great time to throw a casual, delicious dinner party, and a cabin is a great place to entertain. To give your hospitality creativity a jump-start, here are a few resources. Enjoy!
- Here Real Simple offers some tips for easy outdoor entertaining. Our favorite super-practical idea: weigh down paper plates with small bowls of fresh fruit.
- For a cocktail party, here are some delicious-looking recipes from MarthaStewart.com. That blue cheese and walnut spread looks simple and amazing.
- Winner of the first season of Master Chef Whitney Miller has a book of simple southern recipes due out in a few weeks. We might be sold on the cupcakes on the cover alone.
- For barbecue aficionados, here’s a cookbook from pit master Rick Browne that spans the globe. If there’s a grill master in your house, he (or she) will be thrilled to try out these recipes.
With a location at the lakeside, on the beach or in the cool of the mountains, a cabin can be a great place to throw a summer shindig. Tell us what your summer entertaining plans are.