Sunday, 10 August 2008
while summer is still here... why not celebrate? those warm nights... that golden light... the days where you wake up and go to bed in a bikini? jumps into the lake... swimming in the river and then see the sun go down? - worth celebrating, isnt it?
and while everybody is busy with sunbathing / swimming / laughing / glaring at the sun / singing on a bike /... that party should be easy and quick to prepare.
how about you put on the grill, buy some very, very good sausages, bake a bread and that's pretty much it? (overachievers will make a salad, too).
cutlery and plates made out of wood or dried palm leaves are ok-presentable, cheap and save you time (no dishes to do, just chuck it!). to make it just a little more presentable, simply wrap some decorative paper around 3 empty tins, put forks, knives and spoons into each and put on table. oh, and dont forget some matching paper-napkins.
another way to serve your sausages is a simple sandwich bag (keeps all the greasy stuff inside). to glam it up a bit, simply stamp a decorative sujet onto the bag. sausage in a bag - makes everybody happy.
ok, light is an important thing cos sooner or later the sun will go down. plus: everybody looks beautiful in candlelight. an easy but fun idea is to fill buckets with water, put some small flower buds and something green like ivy or some clematis into water, then add swimming candles. will light up your party at night. just be careful the flowers dont catch fire.
so we said we are not gonna hang out in the kitchen for ever. it's not about showing off. its about having a good time. sausages are on the grill... takes no time. still we wanna serve it with something special. why not offer a selection of mustard? from sweet to spicy, from a mild basil-mustard to this very, very hot little number.
everybody loves a brownie. and a party without a brownie is not a real party. if you got the time bake a small selection: a cream cheese brownie, a ricotta browie, a blondie..... or simply use the naughtiest recipe you have.
ok. so you might invest 5 or 10 minutes in deco. simple and cheap (and cheesy as some might say) are those colourful paper-flags. good thing: mine are still hanging there and make my balcony look all summery and colourful.
now get your bikinis & grills on & celebrate!