Summertime Al Fresco Entertaining

Summertime Al Fresco Entertaining

Nothing says summer like enjoying the outdoors.  Summertime Al Fresco entertaining with friends and family is on the top of my seasonal to do list. You can do it up big (like I did here a few summer’s ago; or have a few friends over for a simple, but beautiful meal.  BabbleBoxx sent over a fun package of new summer food products to try which made creating a headache free menu for my guests a breeze.

Summertime Al Fresco Entertaining


Before I dive into the contents of the Babble Boxx and how I used them to entertain; I wanted to share a bit about how I created a simple table scape!  I recently purchases these amazing Aqua outdoor dining tableware from Pier 1 Imports and am so obsessed.  They are durable, beautiful and match the rest of our outdoor decor.  I love the idea of using a pot of living flowers on a whim as a centerpiece versus running to the store to pick up a fresh and expensive bouquet. A light teal jute table runner from World Market served as the base and everything else seemed to come together! I love the look of the copper Moscow mule mugs

Summertime Al Fresco Entertaining

In the box was:

SVEDKA Vodka– SVEDKA is perfect for cocktails and entertaining. SVEDKA just released their Limited-Edition Party bottle which has playful stars and stripes, perfect for Fourth of July parties! We whipped up a few of my go to summer drinks- Moscow Mules for our guests.  Other than a classic Moscow Mule, I love this Blueberry Ginger Smash Moscow Mule recipe and this Apple Cider Moscow Mule recipe to spice things up a bit.  Purchase SVEDKA here!

Summertime Al Fresco EntertainingRITZ Crisp & Thins– OMG you guys. These things are amazing and put normal chips to sham. They have the rich taste of normal RITZ crackers but in thin and crispy chip form. AND they come in four flavors, and yes I tried all of them! Sea Salt, Cream Cheese & Onion, Bacon and Salt & Vinegar.  You can purchase them here! For our dinner party, I paired the simple sea salt flavor with some red pepper hummus as an appetizer. Looking for other dips to pair with these yummy cracker chips? How about this Roasted Corn Skillet Queso Fundido or this Fool Proof Guacamole Recipe  ?

Summertime Al Fresco EntertainingGreen Giant® Baked Beans– It’s not a cookout without some baked beans! Green Giant recently launched their baked bean line and they are filled with rich and deep flavors that are perfect for any summer dinner side! You can buy these yummy beans here

Summertime Al Fresco EntertainingNewman’s Own Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce- This Barbecue sauce was perfect for cooking chicken on the grill. I love that they use quality ingredients including real cane sugar and black strap molasses for a bold flavor. You can buy here.

Summertime Al Fresco EntertainingNewman’s Own Citrus Splash Dressing-  I absolutely love a good Caprese salad (evidence here) As an additional side, I sliced up some fresh tomatoes and mozzarella to place on a bed of spinach.  I topped with some pesto and this flavorful Newman’s Own Citrus Splash Dressing   and man was it good. 

Summertime Al Fresco EntertainingMario Camacho Olives: Olives are another go to appetizer I like to have on hand for entertaining. These Mario Camacho Olives come in tiny packs which are perfect to snack on and store in your purse when you are on the go.  You can print at home coupons on website and facebook- here or get 20% off on Amazon
Also Amazon is offering 20 % off all flavors or multi flavor packs for Amazon Prime Members through Amazon Pantry. Offer ends on Aug 31st 2017. Facebook coupon can be found here

Summertime Al Fresco Entertaining***This post is sponsored by on behalf of Single Edition Media. As always opinions are my own. 

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