Top Summer Entertaining Trends

by Bridget Levin, Tastemaker in Residence

Summer is made for entertaining, and some of the top entertaining trends to keep in mind when inviting your friends over for a summer gathering include these fun ideas. 

Outdoor Movie Night: Move your entertainment system to your back yard and project a fun summer movie on a screen, your garage wall or a sheet.

Inside Out: Make a deck or porch indoor-sumptuous by bringing comfortable chairs and cushions, lamps and accessories outside for a cozy event that ups your game a little.

Signature Sip: Create your own “House” cocktail and keep the ingredients on hand all summer for last minute pop-over guests. Top cocktail trends this summer include Manhattans, Martinis and Mai Tai's.

Mai Tai

Ingredients - adjust portions to your taste
Crushed ice
Bright rum
Gold rum
Orange Curacao
Lime juice
Pineapple wedge


  1. Pour all ingredients into a shaker; shake and serve with pineapple wedge.

Bottoms up!