Hanging Lanterns Company Announces Top Tips for Brilliant Summer Parties

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Now that summer is on its way, leading retailer Hanging Lanterns Company explains some of the most important tips for throwing an unforgettable, fuss-free party.

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The top tips we have outlined are sure to create the perfect mood and setting with a minimum of hassle

As one of the UK and Europe’s most popular online retailers of Chinese lanterns, tissue pom poms, wedding parasols and other beautiful paper decorations, the Hanging Lanterns Company are often in a position to give people recommendations on how to spruce up their homes for celebrations.

With summer now finally starting to make an appearance, and especially after such a long dreary winter, Britons will certainly be gearing up for having friends and family round to enjoy the nice weather.

To help make festivities fuss-free, the Hanging Lanterns Company offers people top tips on throwing a summer party to remember:

Easy Decorations

For those who are lucky enough to have a garden, summer party decorations are already half there, since pretty plants and flowers go a long way in creating an inviting atmosphere. Nevertheless, for those whose garden isn’t large or lush, and those who live in a flat, Hanging Lanterns advise there are some simple things which will add sparkle to a summer party. Stringing up Chinese lanterns is an extremely attractive and affordable way to instantly create magical ambience and a festive air, as are colourful tissue pom poms (these also look pretty adorning tables).

Simple yet Tasty Menu

The first tip regarding summer parties is to keep in mind that the heat tends to ruin platters that have been sitting outside too long, so Hanging Lanterns suggest that hosts serve both hot and cold food just in case anything spoils.

They further advise that as a general rule of thumb for summer food, people make use of an abundance of light, fresh, seasonal ingredients, since the heat also tends to turn appetites against heavy dishes. Examples are plenty of salads and grilled food, rather than stews and casseroles. This type of menu is also conveniently easy to throw together.

When it comes to dessert, Hanging Lanterns recommend ice cream sundaes, which both young and old will be hard pressed not to enjoy, plus they look very festive. Not forgetting the weight conscious (particularly ladies who will be looking to have the perfect figure for summer swim wear), another tip is to serve a delicious fruit salad complete with low fat cream or ice-cream.

A final suggestion is that colourful dinnerware is the way forward for summer parties as this will add to the festive mood.

Summer Drinks

Hanging Lanterns say that one of the first rules of a summer party it to always have tons of ice to hand, which can easily be bought at convenience stores - especially on a hot day, there is nothing better than frosty drinks. Further tips are to make some fruit juice ice cubes or lollies (a particular favourite amongst children), plus add fruit wedges to the side of drinks to bring added party cheer.

Rob Payne, owner of the Hanging Lanterns Company, concluded: “Since we are a leading online retailer of paper decorations, our customers often ask us for advice on how to make their homes more inviting to ensure party success. The top tips we have outlined are sure to create the perfect mood and setting with a minimum of hassle.”

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