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Entertaining in Style: Throwing a Summertime Chic Fête

Posted by on June 25, 2014

Summertime Chic

It’s official – summer is here! One of the best things about this season is the outdoor parties! Do you have an upcoming event to host, but are stumped when it comes to planning? Here are 5 easy tips for creating a memorable  and summertime chic soiree!

From 4th of July festivities, to backyard birthday celebrations- here are some easy basics that are easy to take on at any fête you are hosting!


Backyard party - bandana bunting

Create easy decor – with bandanas!

1. Create ambience above – add decor above the table!

Looking for an easy and quick way to add some pizazz to your party’s decor? Create easy bunting with simple bandanas! Simply fold them in a half diagonally, connect them by knotting the corners together and hang wherever you’d like! You can mix and match prints and tie in the colors of  your party!


Get crafty with your table!

Get crafty with your table!

2. Get Crafty – think outside the box with your table settings!

Take a roll of brown kraft paper and run it the length of your table for a budget friendly table setting! You can add some greens from your garden to add a rustic feel as well. You can paint on the kraft paper too – add guests names or initials rather than place cards  for a cute and quirky touch.


3. Cool down your guests – use fresh fruit as ice cubes!

Looking for a way to serve your drinks that looks as good as it tastes? Add frozen berries to any beverage to add flavor and pizazz to your guests beverages! Not only are they prettier than ice cubes, they also won’t water down your drink during hot days.


Use fresh veggies as a snackful centerpiece!

Use fresh veggies as a snackful centerpiece!

4. Use snacks as a centerpiece! – Fresh veggies add color and spruce up any table!

Collect various sizes and heights of glass jars and vases and add bright, fresh veggies – like tomatoes, asparagus and carrots,  to create interest! This easy idea is not only budget friendly – but also a great way to display food for your guests. You can view for ideas for your soiree here.

Geneva Wrap Dress in Green Palma

The perfect dress for the hostess – our Geneva Wrap Dress in Green Palma!

5. Most important – find an hostess worthy ensemble!

You’ve made your party look amazing – and you should be the same! Create an easy summertime chic ensemble that is suitable for any hostess! If you are having a brightly colored, 60’s inspired party – consider our Bermuda Dress in Fuchsia/Coral! This style is not only easy to wear, the contrasting colors and tunic silhouette make for an easy to wear option! If you’re having a tropical themed luau party – consider wearing something in a luscious, palm print like our Geneva Wrap Dress in Green Palma! This chic wrap is reminiscent of the islands and is sure to have you stand out as the star of the event!


Whether your attending or hosting a chic party this summer  – we’ve got you covered! Be sure to snap a picture of yourself at your event and tag it #yourigigi or #igigistyle so we can see your style!

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