Happy Friday and Happy 4th of July weekend! So thrilled the weather is looking great for the next few days so the plan is to spend lots of time soaking up sun up at the lake. Whatever you’re up to, we hope you have a great one. For today’s installment in our Like Mother Like Daughter series, we’re talking about one of our favorite pastimes : summer entertaining. I have vivid memories of my mom entertaining in our various backyards, whether it be for a holiday or just a random Sunday night BBQ. This relaxed time of year calls for parties and gatherings of friends and family, so today we’re bringing you some of our summer entertaining essentials you might want to look into for your summer parties!

    Marcee : It’s that favorite time of year when life is casual and carefree! Summer is perfect for outdoor entertaining. From Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, to the Fourth of July, and the last hurrah, Labor Day, a barbecue is always the summer favorite. With a small group it is easy to do it alone. However, when the group gets big, it’s time to call in help, either ordering from a restaurant or hiring a caterer. The menu is usually the same, chicken, ribs, hamburgers, hot dogs, along with corn on the cob, salad, cole slaw, potato salad, fruit, and you can’t forget the all important s’mores! What could describe summer more than a good old fashioned barbecue?  Here are some of our favorite things for summer entertaining…


    Now we’d love to know, what are your summer entertaining essentials? And what are you doing for the 4th? Share in the comments below! 

      10 thoughts on “Like Mother Like Daughter…or Somewhere in Between : on Summer Entertaining Essentials

      1. mad meg on June 30, 2017 at 9:34 am Reply

        love this series!!

        1. Julie Lauren on July 5, 2017 at 5:12 pm Reply

          Thanks so much, Meg!!! So glad. xo

      2. Phillipa on June 30, 2017 at 12:27 pm Reply


        1. Julie Lauren on July 5, 2017 at 5:13 pm Reply

          Hehe #thankyou, Phillipa! We miss you! xo

      3. Lynn Levit on July 1, 2017 at 7:18 am Reply

        So nice to receive your coordinated efforts – definitely brought a smile and a validation / confirmation and to be a part of your team. Thanks!

        1. Julie Lauren on July 5, 2017 at 5:13 pm Reply

          Thanks so much for reading and following along, Lynn!! xo

      4. Lerant on July 1, 2017 at 11:38 am Reply

        These are great ideas for any party through out the summer. Happy July 4th. Love the series.

        1. Julie Lauren on July 5, 2017 at 5:14 pm Reply

          Thanks so so much for reading and following along!! Hope you had a great 4th! xo

      5. The Foodie Chef on July 3, 2017 at 8:52 am Reply

        Summers are the same for me! It’s the best time!

        1. Julie Lauren on July 5, 2017 at 5:14 pm Reply

          YESSSS, glad you agree! 🙂 Thanks for reading! xo

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