This post is sponsored by Malibu Rum but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
You can’t think of Florida without thinking about the beautiful weather. For us Floridians, this time of the year means fully taking advantage of being outside and attend as many outings as possible. #BecauseSummer. There is no secret that I love hosting people and throwing parties. While most just grab a bowl, add chips and call it a day, I like to take things to the next level. Today I’m going to show you step by step on how to take your summer parties to the next level.
Find inspiration: I was recently inspired by the new Malibu Lime and saw a ton of great photos @MalibuRumUSA. I have always been a fan of Malibu Coconut Rum, so trying the new Malibu Lime was a total treat. It has a bold and citrus flavor, perfect with any mixer and totally refreshing for the Florida weather. It’s taste and tropical feel completely motivated my party theme.
The Perfect Outfit: While most of your backyard gatherings or BBQ’s will be casual, finding an outfit that goes with your party theme, will elevate your get together that much more. This doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money. I got this dress for under $30 at a local retail store. My necklace is from a consignment store and it was less than $3. You can always borrow something from a friend, recycle something from your own closet or heck if you are that talented sew something up! My outfit went perfectly with my Malibu Lime inspired theme and I loved it. Getting creative and looking for the perfect outfit should be fun, inexpensive and a creative process.
The table: I always love creating a special table with all the goodies my guest can indulge in. This is usually one of the most successful parts of the get-together since it gets people excited and shows them that this isn’t any regular get fiesta. Since I was serving Malibu Lime Mojitos (more on the recipes later) as the main drink, I used lime green as the main color. You can find props at your local party store and even around your home.
Serve your snacks in fun colorful containers that match your theme. Remember to get all types of snacks. I love having salty things such as popcorn, chips, and peanuts. Then, of course, you need something sweet to balance it all. I went with a vanilla/lime cake that was yum yum yum. I wish I could have said I baked it, but let’s be honest I don’t have those type of skills.
The Perfect Drink: What’s a party without drinks, right? (Remember to always drink responsibly) With the new Malibu Lime, the possibilities are endless. Mojitos, Malibu Lime Fresh and Frozen Daiquiris are only a few of the delicious drinks you can create with Malibu Lime. Be spontaneous and create some recipes of your own. Get creative, have fun and invite your friends to be part of it!
Let’s Be Friends: A party is not completed without your favorite people there. Whether is a special occasion, or a “just because” get together make it the best time possible. Life can get hectic so relax when you can. Summer is such a perfect time to make time for those you love. Grab your friends, your favorite Malibu Lime recipe, make a drink and live in the moment.
Just Like the new Malibu Lime inspired my latest party theme, I hope this post inspires you to take your next get together to the next level. To get you excited and maybe even find your next theme inspiration, Malibu is giving you the chance to win a trip for two to Malibu! Just click here, enter and make sure you make this summer one to remember!
Until Next Time LittleFinders.