Summer Entertaining: Our Tips For the Perfect Summer Soiree

Posted July 3, 2019 by Megan Corsano

Fire up the grill, break out the rosé, and invite over your closest friends. It’s summer entertaining season! These are just a few of our go-to tips for hosting the party of the summer and keeping our homes ready to go for whenever the guests come knocking.

Group of friends playing croquet in a backyard.
Is your home ready for the perfect summer party?

Game On

It wouldn’t be a party without activities for your guests. Let’s be honest, you are never too old for a good outdoor game session. Cornhole is a classic, or you can also get old school by breaking out the old bocce ball or horseshoe set. Whatever your style is, we wish you good weather for your next summer extravaganza.


Malibu White shaker cabinets with blue accent kitchen cookware.
White shaker cabinets allow you to dress up any room with colors and decor to match your mood.

Outfit Your Kitchen with White Shakers

We are in love with white cabinet kitchens, and there is no better time for their clean, fresh look to shine than in summer. Large windows to let in all that summer sun paired with Malibu White shaker cabinets brightens up the room and creates an inviting gathering space for family and friends. Not to mention white shaker cabinets make the perfect background to switch up your summer party décor, no matter how many themes this party season sees.


Table spread with Spanish tapas appetizers
Feed a crowd with a spread that is easy to prepare and requires little to no maintenance.

Food For Thought

Just because you are hosting this week’s shindig doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to enjoy yourself alongside your guests. When it comes to planning the food to serve at your summer soiree, we value ease and simplicity over everything. Choose recipes that you can make it bulk and are less time consuming so that you can lay all the food out on the countertop for guests to snack on throughout the evening.


Pitcher of sangria with fresh fruit oranges and strawberries.
Simplify your home bar by mixing up a bowl of sangria.

Did Someone Say Sangria?

This rule applies to drinks as well! Say goodbye to the bar setup of days past, which required multiple bottles to satisfy different drinking tastes and a plethora of mixers to keep in stock. Instead, we love mixing up a large punch bowl of sangria, setting out a container of ice, and voila! The perfect summer cocktail bar, simplified.

Is your home ready for summer entertaining season? At Cabinets To Go, we want to help you make your dream kitchen a reality to create the perfect entertaining space in your home, no matter the season. Stop by your local showroom today for a free design consultation with one of our kitchen design experts!