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Simple, Glamorous Summer Parties

May 30 2013 12:00AM

Marketwire

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MISSION, KS -- (Marketwired) -- 05/30/13 -- (Family Features) Every hostess wants to create a celebration that is unique, memorable and has a touch of elegance.

It can be difficult to create the perfect party ambiance without breaking the bank. Thanks to beautiful warm weather and fresh, summertime flavors, you won't need to use chocolate fountains or other lavish extremes to create an inviting atmosphere to impress every guest.

Here are some simple, yet, stunning tips to add glamour to your next soiree:

Freshen Up - Celebrate the freshness of the season by stacking apples, strawberries and other fruit favorites on cake platters. Stick baby's breath and small flowers in between the layers for added flair.

Add Some Glow - Add a little ambiance to nighttime parties by placing tea lights in a large decorative serving bowl or punch bowl. Use a clear or crystal bowl for extra sparkle.

Glam Up Your Cocktails - Summer is all about fruity, delicious cocktails and you don't have to be a mixologist to serve a glamorous drink. Easy-to-serve beverages, such as Smirnoff Ice Peach Bellini, can be enjoyed right from the bottle or poured over ice and garnished, making it perfect for outdoor brunches and bridal showers. Also remember to have water and fun, non-alcoholic cocktails available for guests who are driving.

Serve Simply - Build glittering, multi-tiered serving pieces by stacking circular or octagonal mirrors with glass candle holders in between. The materials for these fancy servers are affordably priced, but look like they cost a fortune.

Go Green - For a sparkling summer centerpiece, place small green plants, such as succulents or even starter plants in different sizes of clear, glass bubble bowls. Then stack one on top of the other, with the largest bowl on bottom. You'll add height and charm to the tables and guests will have a green party favor to take home.

Label Lavishly - Avoid the mix-up of misplaced beverages with drink tags. Create unique tags with various colors of ribbon, twinkling beads and chic baubles to tie around bottles or stemware.



For more drink recipes and information on Smirnoff Ice Peach Bellini, visit https://www.facebook.com/smirnoffus?fref=ts.

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