With a calendar of family birthdays and a summer home on the Island of Martha's Vineyard, I look forward to my high season of parties, creating gatherings that range from the elegant to the ultra casual.
No matter what kind of outdoor occasion, the first step is to organize your entertaining plan and be sure you have all the summer wares you need to create an easy party. I keep my picnic totes, drink servers, reusable plastic glasses and specialty paper goods in a separate section of my pantry. Having everything together also allows for a more spontaneous pick up picnic so you won't arrive at the beach of the park missing a crucial tool.
Just in time for Memorial Day, the TODAY Show asked me to round up some ideas to share with Kathie Lee and Hoda and their viewers. As usual, the true "magic" of television is to showcase more than 10 products in less than 4 minutes! For this segment, my producer created two vignettes with staff "models" to show my picks.
I hope this inspires your summer of entertaining!