Serving Ideas For Summer Parties and Gatherings

Welcome to the 356th Tablescape Thursday!

For this week’s Tablescape Thursday, I’ve pulled together in one post a few of the ideas I’ve shared in the past for serving beverages for summer gatherings with family and friends. Summer is still in full swing here in the south and will be for another 2-3 months, so let’s have a party!

Click on the titles below to access the post for the recipe.

White Wine Sangria

Best Sangria Recipe


Flower Cubes For a Summer Party

Make Flower Ice Cubes for Summer Drinks


Party Beverage Tags, Ballard Designs Knockoff

Beverage Tags, Ballard Designs Knockoff


Lemonade On The Porch

Lemonade and Cookies On The Porch


Watermelon Mojitos For a Summer Party

Watermelon Mojitos


Happy Summer!

Looking forward to the wonderful tables posted for this Tablescape Thursday!

Tablescape Thursday

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  1. Great party ideas Susan! Thanks for the party and try to stay cool this weekend!

  2. Beautiful ideas!

  3. Thanks for quenching our thirst Susan! Thanks for hosting πŸ™‚

  4. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    Susan, I think you could have a second career as a photographer. All of your summer posts always look so enticing. πŸ™‚ I’m sure the other ladies, like me, wish we could actually step up on the porch and join you.

  5. Susan, you always have such good ideas. Thank you for sharing them with us, and thanks for the linky.

  6. Everything looks refreshing, Susan!…Christine

  7. Those watermelon mojitos looks fabulous! I have a small party coming up in August and plan to try out the recipe. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

  8. Susan, you are making my mouth water!! πŸ™‚ May I join you on the porch, for a glass of lemonade?

  9. Beth Beard says

    I recently stumbled across your blog and now I am a huge fan! I am drooling over your porch! It’s so pretty. I also love those dishes with the cottage on the buffet. I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind sharing where you purchased them? Thank you for all your inspiration, Beth

    • Thanks so much, Beth! Appreciate that so much! Those dishes are Ma Maison by Tabletops Unlimited, designed by Dario Farrucci. I found them in HomeGoods about 5-6 years ago. They didn’t stock very many so I ended up driving around to three different stores to collect enough place settings. I really wish they would bring it back because so many folks have asked about it. I know it would be a huge seller for them again. You may want to keep an eye out at or on eBay, just in case some show up there.

  10. ……drooling over the photo of your Ma Maison dishes ! I’m so jealous LOL :0) Thanks for another great Tablescape Thursday.

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