Have I mentioned I adore summer? While at the beach with my family the other day, I listened to the peaceful ocean lapping on the sandy shore, felt the warm sun on my skin, and could almost taste the salt in the cool sea breeze. Summer truly is a time to savor ever moment, especially those spent with family and friends. We are hosting a dinner party at my mom’s house tomorrow evening (we are making this and this – yum!) and it got me thinking about all of the fabulous seasonal soirées that are perfect for the warmer months. And often times, the most fun get togethers are those that are casual, and focus more on great food and great company. Here are just a few ideas to keep in mind as summer hums along. Cheers to the weekend ahead!