Lifestyle Recipes

Memorial Day Party with Blueberry Pie

May 21, 2018

Every year about this time I get really excited about the warm months ahead and love going to the farmers market, cooking with fresh ingredients and sharing it all with friends. Hosting parties is one of my favorite summer activities! There are a few things that I always do when hosting that make any party special.

If the event is casual, I always ask guests to bring a side dish so that we don’t have to do all the work. Cooking food for a lot of people is a lot of work, so asking for help makes planning simple. I love to bake so I’ll usually handle the main course and the dessert. This blueberry pie (scroll down for the recipe) is pretty easy to make but makes a huge impression! It’s so tasty and topped with a little ice cream is the perfect summer treat.

A beautiful table is absolutely necessary. No matter the occasion, I always dress up an outdoor party with a decorated table. Fresh flowers that compliment the color theme of the event make a big statement no matter the size of the arrangement. I love patterned tablecloths and like to let them do a lot of the talking. The blue and white one that I used here is perfect for Memorial Day!

It’s hot in the summer, so parties are usually held when the sun is going down which allows for plenty of time outside. My go-to attire for any summer event: a lightweight dress. I absolutely love these from Maggy London. They are nice and breezy but their pretty details definitely make them party-ready. For the Memorial Day celebration, the short, blue, long-sleeved dress certainly compliments the tablescape and the full-length black dress is great for later in the evening. I love spending time with friends when good food and good weather are involved and I think that summer parties are one of the best ways to do that.

 

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1 Comment

  • Reply Mom May 21, 2018 at 3:32 PM

    You are just the best!!! 💕

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