Happy June, Crunch Crew! Summer is quickly approaching and we are oh so thrilled! It’s the season of warm weather, pool days, vacations, and celebrations! We here at John Wm. Macy’s are experts on entertaining! We have compiled a list of our best hosting tips and tricks for all your summer affairs!

Prepare Ahead to Save Time

We love to save time on the day of an event by prepping our food ahead of time! Chop all your veggies, prepare your appetizers, and marinate your main courses the night before your event. This is a small way to save yourself time, make less of a mess, and you won’t be stuck in the kitchen until after you serve your main course!

Easy Appetizers Are Key!

Choosing easy-to-make appetizers is a great way to alleviate stress when hosting an event. We like to go for recipes with simple ingredients that can be prepared ahead of time. Our recipe for Italian Bruschetta is great for summer entertaining, and your guests will love how juicy and refreshing it is! Use John Wm. Macy’s Grilled Crostini Toasts as the base for the perfect crunch!

Italian Bruschetta

The Art of Grilling

One of our favorite parts about hosting parties in the summer is getting to grill! Grilling is a great way to cook food easily, avoid standing over a hot stove or oven, and keep your house cool on those warm summer days! You can cook just about anything on a grill! Our recipe for Grilled Street Corn makes for the perfect savory side!

Street Corn

Brianna’s Roasted Garlic and Herb Marinade is a must-have for all your grilling needs! You can use it to marinate chicken or steak, brush on vegetables, or spread on bread before toasting! This is a great and easy way to pack lots of flavor into your meals!

Set Your Table to Impress

Our last tip for hosting is to use fancy, disposable tableware to dress your table! Your guests will love the put-together look of a beautifully set table, and you will save yourself the extra time of washing dishes!

We hope you enjoyed reading through our favorite summertime hosting tips! Tag us on social media @johnwmmacys if you used any of our hosting tips, or let us know if you have any favorite tips of your own! Until next time, Crunch Crew!

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