Summertime is here and that means it’s time to get outdoors and fire up the grill! In summers past, you were able to go all out and host big backyard bashes and invite everyone you knew. Unfortunately, this year’s routine is looking a little different with quarantine and social distancing at play.
While some restrictions are loosening, it’s still not an ideal time to pack the patio with all your pals. A socially distanced grilling session with family and a few friends, however, would be a great way for everyone to safely enjoy the outdoors.
So how can you make your intimate gathering a little more fun for everyone? We’ll show you a few ways you can upgrade your grilling game.
Every grill master needs an apron to keep themselves neat and tidy. Customize yours with your own photo, text, and embellishments or choose one of our grill-inspired designs. Soon you’ll be serving up dinner with a side of style.
Personalize your prep area with our custom glass cutting boards. The perfect way to slice, dice, and cut without scratching up countertops and tables. You could also buy multiple designs and use them as cool serving boards for cheese and other snacks!
Kids fighting over where they get to sit? Personalized placemats to the rescue! Just customize with a photo, name, or other fun design they’ll like. Each placemat is laminate-coated, making clean-up a breeze. They’re also a great way to protect tables from scratches and scrapes.
Looking for a refreshing way to personalize your party? Our personalized drinkware will make sure all your guests are sipping in style. Made from double-insulated stainless steel, our insulated wine cups and tumblers are the perfect way to keep beverages icy cold for hours. The snap-on acrylic lid also minimizes spills and keeps pesky bugs at bay.
Every good party needs a thirst-quenching drink that everyone can enjoy. Check out this simple mocktail recipe from Tasty. Bonus points if you use fresh mint from your herb garden!
Mint Berry Smash Mocktail
Ingredients for 1 serving
- 1 handful of raspberries
- 1 handful of blueberries
- 1 sprig fresh mint leaf
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar, or honey
- 1 splash soda water, or seltzer water
- In a cocktail shaker, or a tall glass, muddle raspberries, blueberries, and mint.
- Add lime juice, sweetener, and ice, and shake until well combined. If you do not have a cocktail shaker, simply pour back and forth between two glasses until combined.
- Strain mixture over ice and top with a splash of soda water.
- Garnish with berries and mint.
All those tasty beverages are going to need somewhere to rest. Make sure you protect your table from drips and stains with custom coasters! We have two different styles of coasters to choose from, too. Our custom photo coasters are sold in sets of 4, and are made with a high-gloss hard plastic with a cork-coated back. Our new stone photo coasters are sold in sets of 2 and are made with an absorbent stone to soak up condensation from your cold drinks.
If you run out of chairs for guests, no problem! Blankets and pillows are a great way to double your seating options and protect guests’ clothing from grass stains. They’re also perfect for staying cozy on cool summer nights. You can personalize blankets with your favorite photos or choose one of our exclusive designs.
Feeling extra creative? Consider making a blanket design with popular games printed on it! Add a blank tic-tac-toe board, bullseye, or checkerboard to keep the kiddos busy while the adults chat and get dinner ready. You could even get the kids involved in the design and have them create their own board game! All you need to do is supply your own game pieces, which could be made with found objects in the house or yard.
Speaking of games, check out our most recent blog post about card games that the whole family can enjoy. Our blog always has great ideas and inspiration for parties of all occasions.
Ready to host your own social distance soiree? Make sure you share photos of your shindig with us on social media. Just tag us using @snapfishus on Instagram or Facebook with photos or use the hashtag #snapfish. You can also follow us on Twitter and Pinterest, too!