Last year, we were introduced to the basket bag. Today, still the most wanted, high in demand bag this season is none other than the rattan basket bag or what most people call – the picnic basket bag… You might’ve seen this bag flooding your Instagram feed – whether it’s an influencers wearing it or your favorite celebrity. This bag is all the rage.
I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite basket bags (all under $100) that I found on Etsy. Begin slideshow by clicking left arrow above.
Backyard parties and BBQs are so much fun. Hosting these parties can be quite the opposite though. Being a host takes a lot of effort and is a lot of work. The good thing is that there is no right way to host a party, and there are no limits to hosting a cool party either.
Whether you love being the hostess with the mostess, or if the idea of hosting a party stresses you out, but are planning a get-together at your place anyway, then don’t worry. I’ve listed a few tips that help me prepare a fun, stress-free party.
Whether you’re hosting indoors or outdoors, here are just a few hosting tips based from my experience that can help you plan a very smooth party this Summer.
Clean & organize throughout the week leading up to your party. This will help relieve stress, and avoid feeling overwhelmed the day(s) before the big bash.
Prepare cocktails in advance, and always keep wine and/or champagne refrigerated. Options is key.
Avoid serving difficult/messy dishes, meaning try to stay away from dishes that will get all over the place, specially if it’s a kid-friendly party. Stick to tried-and-true recipes because trying something new the day of your party can go really really bad. Or try maybe hiring a taco man or ordering out.
Have enough food and drinks.This is George’s tip by the way. Know approximately how many guest you are planning to expect.
Be ready early. Set aside enough time for you to get ready. The last thing you want is to be in the middle of blow drying your hair while your guest are all waiting around bored AF.
Having an outdoor bathroom is SO CONVENIENT. This will help you keep your place inside clean and have to worry less about cleaning more areas in your home. Trust me, an outdoor bathroom is life changing lol. But don’t worry if you don’t have an outdoor bathroom. This tip doesn’t apply to everyone. Perhaps rent a portable bathroom if you are trying to avoid indoor foot traffic.
Make sure to have enough seating areas in your backyard for your guest to be able to relax. If you’re limited on chairs, maybe lay out blankets, pillows and cushions to create a floor seating. It’s the easiest and perfect way to add extra seating.
Entertainment is very important. Create a music playlist and have it playing before your guest arrive. Have games out for guest to play, such as corn hole or even drinking games. Obviously if you’re hosting a kid-friendly party then have something to entertain them as well. Or if you don’t have any kids (like me), but your friends do, then maybe advice the parents beforehand that you do not have anything to entertain them with, so suggest for them to bring their own toys.
Put away anything valuable or anything you do not want to get ruined, ESPECIALLY if you are expecting kids to attend.
Have a cocktail and relax because you’ve worked so hard. After all, you’ve earned it. CHEERS!
I hope you find these tips very helpful for your next get-together. If anyone has any tips to add on, please feel free to comment as I’m always looking for new recommendations for hosting a successful partay!!!
All home decor are from H&M and are listed below to shop!
Off to a bridal shower… just kidding, but how perfect is this two-piece to wear for a bridal shower, any shower, or a wedding even…?! I may not be attending a wedding anytime soon, but if I were, this two piece cutie would definitely be an option.
If you’ve got a wedding or bridal shower coming up, then look no further (I gotcha boo) because I’m sharing a few wedding appropriate looks to wear this season. Scroll through and click below…
You guys, Lulus has done it again! No one can argue that when it comes to finding the best vacation dresses, Lulus vacation shop has you covered. They nail it every season.
From mini, to maxi and everything in between, their dresses were perfect for my trip to Tulum. Their huge assortment made it so difficult to narrow down my selections because there are so many cute dresses to choose from.
I decided to go with an off the shoulder mini dress (I love anything off the shoulder), a strappy maxi dress and flowy button-down midi dress. I love that these dresses were perfect for a day out on the beach as well as for dinner with the girls. They also doubled as bikini cover-ups, which is a win win!
Last week, I shared a sneak peek of this outfit and my.gawwdddyou guys LOVED it. This look is one of my favorites because it’s not too dressy, and not too casual. It’s what I like to call an in-betweener. Kinda like me. 😉
Can we take a moment though to talk about this hat?! Remember that hat I purchased at a convenient store in San Francisco that George made fun of me for? Well, 2020AVE had the same hat in Olive…. I nearly lost my s***! Ah, it’s just so good, amiright or amiright?!
Any who, hope you all have a fantastic day. I’m linking everything I’m wearing or similar down below.