With summer quickly approaching and family and friends eager to kickstart the warm weather and carefree lifestyle down the shore or by the pool – the best way to do so is to host a party! Whether it is a small or large gathering, the thought of planning a party can sometimes be daunting. From the food to the décor, you want to make sure that everything is just perfect for your party guests! Don’t know where to begin? Suburban Square is your one-stop shop!
When hosting a party your first thought probably will be, “What will I wear?” Don’t worry, Suburban Square has plenty of stores to choose from if you’re looking for a more casual/laidback look or even a more sophisticated touch. I happened to stop into Free People and fell in LOVE with this burnt orange floral dress. Colorful and comfortable, I paired it with a cork wedge and a beautiful bamboo bag to complete the look. Click Here to shop this dress! Looking for something else? Don’t fret, Banana Republic, J. Crew, Kate Spade and Lilly Pulitzer to name a few are all at Suburban Square, too!
Now that you have an outfit to host your party, food and beverages are next on that to-do list! I stopped at the Ardmore Farmers Market where it was filled with fresh vegetables, fruits,
meats and sweets! Being a huge foodie, I found myself immediately in paradise. From the Ardmore Seafood counter to the Ardmore Produce, I had my hands full (literally) with everything I needed to create a meal for my hungry guests! Looking for more than just seafood to tempt your friends with? Well, Stoltzfus Meats is in arms reach and has a great selection to begin grilling up burgers and sausages outdoors. But, don’t skip on the sweets. Cakes and pastries lined the glass displays as Stoltzfus Bakery creates fresh, decadent desserts daily!
So, you have your outfit ready and your main courses planned out, but, what about the appetizers? I find the appetizers to be the best part of any party. This allows people to get a small taste as to what to except when the main courses arrive. My go-to food options? Meats and cheeses. It was a no-brainer choosing Di Bruno Brothers. Alfonso, one of the employees over the counter had graciously helped me pair a selection of cheese and meats together to ensure a harmonious blend of flavors. Not to mention they knew exactly what bread and dips would match alongside the dish.
Décor is also a very important part to any party. You want to elevate the environment whether it be through lighting candles to purchasing store-bought supplies. No matter what the theme, flowers can always add a hint of beauty and authenticity. I stopped at Argyle Bouquet where the selection of flowers was overwhelming! I had went with a bouquet of sunflowers to bring in that summer feel. They also will wrap the flowers up to go and provide vases if you need one for the center of the table.
You are now ready to take that red marker and cross everything off your to-do list and enjoy the party! As the host, it doesn’t always have to be overwhelming and stressful. Suburban Square made it so easy for me to shop for everything I needed, and I can assure you that this will not be my last trip there! Happy party planning!