Lazy Days of Summer Partying
This time between Independence Day and Labor Day are lazy days of summer. With no holidays to celebrate and high heat and humidity, it can be challenging to enjoy the great outdoors. Across the country, the past week and weekend temperatures have been higher than normal, making it difficult to think about outdoor celebrations that aren’t poolside. And, given all the pop up storms, even that was iffy. Nonetheless, for many of us, summer is the only time we can host an outdoor get together, attend an outdoor concert, or pack up for a picnic event. For us, summer parties are a treat that one does not miss the opportunity to host or attend.
Summer party supplies run the gamut. There’s brightly colored everyday dinner ware, Luau party supplies, beautiful floral or summer scene patterned plates and napkins, not to mention a full array of table coverings, martini and wine glasses, pitchers, serving trays - both reusable and disposable. Sometimes it’s difficult to decide on a pattern because there is so much to choose from. I prefer solid cups and table covers with patterned plates and matching napkins. For an at-home outdoor party, adding a string of decorative lights or snapping some glow sticks around the railings as dark descends can keep your guests from feeling that it’s time to leave when the sun goes down. And by night fall it is generally cooler and much more pleasant to be outdoors.
If you’re planning a summer party, please stop by and see what’s in stock. CPG is a family-friendly AIR-CONDITIONED party store that has a constantly refreshed selection of party supplies. Happy summer. Enjoy these lazy days…winter will be here before you know it!
- Pat Markham