Entertain Like An Expert This Summer

Summer is the ideal time to entertain in style and impress your friends with your creative flair. With a few key tricks and tips your friends will vie for an invitation to your next soiree…

?Get organised
For some, entertaining can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Organisation is key here – make lists and prepare as much as possible in advance. Once you have worked out logistics such as the date, venue and guest list the rest should all be enjoyable. ? ?

Choose a theme

Firstly, come up with a fun theme. Put in a little effort and make gorgeous invitations to send to your guests. This will set the tone for the entire event. Tie the invitations in with your overall theme and make sure that you have a co-ordinating colour scheme, plus some ‘fun’ elements such as inventive decor (hanging lanterns work well, and clustered candles and fresh flowers look fabulous on flat surfaces). Ensure you have pretty napkins that also tie in with your scheme. Subtle touches such as this complete the look to ensure a great atmosphere.??


Don’t forget about music – that’s one of the most important elements when entertaining – set up a playlist beforehand of your favourite music, and make sure it’s audible but not overpowering so your guests can enjoy each other’s conversations.


?Choose food you can prepare beforehand so that you can spend time with your guests at the party, and keep the food in theme too – if you’re having a “Welcome to Summer” party for example serve lots of fresh produce. Seafood on the barbeque is also always popular.

The best drinks to serve are those that are refreshing and convenient – Smirnoff have two fantastic new products – Smirnoff Vodka & Cranberry and Vodka and Blood Orange. It’s premium vodka with quality juice mixers that not only tastes great, but it’s pre-mixed saving you time and effort. ? ?Most importantly: dress up! When you look good, you feel good, resulting in you having a great time with your guests.??

Juliet Love is well known in the lifestyle and entertaining industry, having begun a career at Vogue Entertaining & Travel magazine and now co-host of the The Party Garden with husband Charlie Albone.

With such outstanding entertaining credentials, Smirnoff has teamed up with Juliet to help celebrate the launch of the new Smirnoff Vodka and Ocean Spray Cranberry and Smirnoff Vodka and Blood Orange, a new range of drinks that make it a breeze to entertain at home like an expert.

Smirnoff is offering Facebook followers the opportunity to win one of three $5000 entertaining packages. Winners will receive the unique opportunity to have Juliet Love help plan, style and even attend and help host their private event. Winners will also receive $5,000 worth of props, home and garden furniture, theming – everything needed to turn an at-home entertaining occasion for 20 friends and family into an event to remember. Perfect for anybody wishing to be an entertaining extraordinaire this summer! Visit facebook.com/HomeBarAustralia to enter!