Description of Product: “Ready to throw the party of the summer – the tastiest brunch, the best afternoon barbeque or the most fun pool party? While hosting a stellar party might not be everyone’s strong suit, entertaining has never been easier this summer!
Borrow a few tips from Thom Filicia, interior designer and TV star whose new show on HGTV ‘Design Star’ will launch in July. One of House Beautiful’s Top 100 Designers and host and driving force behind the highly acclaimed Style Network’s Tacky House and Dress My Nest, Thom has partnered with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Brew Over Ice K-Cup® portion packs this summer to give you the coolest tips to help you flawlessly throw the perfect summer party!
Thom Filicia’s Coolest At-Home Summer Entertaining Tips!
Bring the Indoors Outdoors: Add color, texture and pattern to your outdoor space and roll out some beautiful, colorful cotton rugs or place some big comfy floor pillows around for casual and comfortable seating.
Great, functional Trays: One of my favorite summer dining tips is to use the tray as a placemat so that you can easily carry food and drinks in and out.
Iced Beverages: Iced coffee is a staple for many people during the summer months. Stand out with your very own specially blended iced tea or iced coffee! With Brew Over Ice K-Cup® portion packs for the Keurig® Brewer brewing iced coffee and iced tea at home has never been easier. Try my favorite, Celestial Seasoning’s Half and Half (Black Tea and Lemonade) or Green Mountain Coffee® Nantucket Blend® iced coffee.
This is a quick and refreshingly delicious way to let your guests know you care about what they want! You can even use one of your trays to serve your delicious Brew Over Ice with a scoop of your favorite ice cream in a tall pint glass with a long spoon to mix it all together. YUM!
Creative Use of Candles: Use a multitude of votives and stylish hurricanes and lanterns to provide sexy layers and atmosphere once the sun goes down.
Great Music List: Nothing gets a party started like a great play-list! Try Pandora.com if you’re feeling a bit lazy and want the internet God’s to put together a “Swinging to the 60’s” or “Rock around the clock” playlist for your gathering.
Easy, Cloth Napkins: Rather than using run-of-the-mill paper napkins, provide your guests with inexpensive and stylish bar towels that look casual and fun un-ironed in a simple napkin ring.
Outdoor fireplace/fire pit: An outdoor fireplace can be a wonderful addition to any summer night. They’re easy to find and can help extend your party outside from daytime to night – Plus, who doesn’t love a good marshmallow roast!”
Review of Product: I received a sample pack of the new Brew Over Ice K-Cups. I was able to try the southern sweet black tea, the sweet raspberry tea, the Nantucket blend iced coffee and the French Vanilla iced coffee. They are super simple to make and so refreshing in the heat of the summer! You just fill a 16 oz cup with ice and put it under the Keurig brewer. Choose the 6 or 8 oz serving size and brew directly over the ice. The ice does the rest of the job for you! Just stir and add milk/cream and sugar if necessary. The iced teas were sweetened enough but I did need to add sugar to the iced coffees. I love having the option to make iced coffee and iced teas in my Keurig – it is such a versatile machine!
I received a sample of these products to review at no charge but my opinions remain my own.
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