august entertaining tips

Happy August! This month's entertaining vibe, in my mind, is a bohemian backyard party in the desert. It's hot outside, so the goal is to cool off with a bit of a vintage feel. 

Make It Easy // Pre-Made Playlists
Music is such an important factor in the making of a good party but putting together the right playlist takes a lot of time and skill, so why not just pick out a pre-made one from Spotify, 8-Track, or Pandora? For this bohemian occasion, I like Sunshowers and Boho + Chill

Drink of Choice // Agave Margarita
There's no better drink for a hot, desert-themed party than a delicious agave margarita. Plus, it's super easy. Just mix together silver tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and agave nectar, shake, then rim your glass with salt or sugar. Make it pink Himalayan salt for a healthy twist!

Hostess Gift // Miniature Succulents
Yes, the succulent trend is still alive and well. Why? Because they're so easy! Easy to find, easy to style, and easy to take care of. If you're the hostess, pick up a selection of mini succulents from Target or the craft store and let your guests choose which one they'd like to take with them. If you're looking for a gift to give a hostess, this works just as well!

Decor Staple // Macrame
Macrame is a beautiful way to add a bit of bohemian flair to your summer parties. I love the idea of a macrame table runner like this or this, but you can also do a little DIY wall hanging.

Easy Appetizer // Tiny Taco Pizzas
Tacos and pizza are arguably the two most crowd-pleasing foods out there so why not combine the two into one? Mini slices of 'taco pizza' are the perfect bite for guests in a laid-back, fun setting.

Party Look // Desert Vibes
When I think of chic, desert bohemian, my mind goes to three things: black ruffled tops, flat espadrilles, and brown felt hats. So, I love the thought of this black Sea blouse with a pair of clean, white denim shorts topped off with a western hat and flat Spanish espadrilles from Aquazurra. All you need is a pair of on-trend sunglasses to complete the look!