*Thanks to American Honey for sponsoring this post.
It seems that summer is upon us, and no matter how busy our work schedules are, we’ve just got to take time to embrace it. Honestly, I turn into a total hermit in the winter and aim to stay inside in a more climate controlled environment, so when summer comes around this Behr is ready to come out of hibernation and enjoy some time in the sun. (See what I did there?)
There’s nothing I love more than a good social gathering and, truth be told, I love playing hostess. Spending time in the kitchen is one of my favorite past times, and there’s no better excuse than a party to whip up a great recipe. In summer, I try to take the party outside as much as possible, but with our backyard being in desperate need of a full on YardCrashers makeover, I decided to take the party to a nearby park.
Taking this party to the park, meant that this hostess could just hang, and that was so nice for a change! I mean really, how often do we spend time away from our guests because we are refilling the punch bowl, or spending time at the grill?
When it comes to outdoor gatherings, preparation is key! An hour spent in the kitchen pre-party can make for a put-together and relaxing party experience. For the picnic in the park, I prepared open-faced caprese sandwiches with pesto spread and heirloom tomatoes. A bowl of grapes served as a tasty and beautiful snack, while my favorite French macaroons satisfied our sweet tooth.
The show stopper, though, was the American Honey Bourbon.
Not a whiskey girl? No problem. I didn’t think I was either, but this totally changed my mind! I served up Wild Turkey American Honey Bourbon with lemonade and garnished it with mint and sliced lemons. All of my guests were blown away at how delicious this drink was. Ever take a sip of a drink and say, “whoa…that’s dangerous”? Yep…that’s how this drink is.
We had so much fun at our picnic in the park, I definitely discovered my new favorite summer drink.
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Good food, great drinks with great people! My kind of thing! Love the beautiful setup!Red Reticule | Red Reticule Collection
Can I got to your picnic – caprese salad, yes please!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston
Ohhh this is so adorable! I always wanted to plan a picnic and do all that fun stuff! too bad it rains every day here in PA! Also, I love following you on Instagram! xoxo,Victoria http://www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com
looks like such an amazing set up, I love the photos! need to try some of that American honey drink too! :)Metallic Paws
This is too cool Leah! I love the photos. You are quite the hostess! Your blanket and all the serving pieces are perfect. My husband is a whiskey person, but I never personally liked it. I might have to try this. Amy AnnStraight A Style
I had my first taste of American Honey this weekend, and I swear, it is dangerous! These are just gorgeous photos!Audreywww.lululinden.com
This spread looks so amazing, I need to go on a picnic!Eleventh & Sixteenth
Such a beautiful setup! Looks like you had a delicious and fun time. Xo, ellesehttp://www.elleseinthecity.com/
I love this! I"m working on a picnic post too with starbucks – your pics are fab! – Ashleywww.pursuitofshoes.com
I haven't gone on a picnic in forever! It looks like so much fun and I could use one of those drinks! ;)<3 Shannon Upbeat Soles
I love playing hostesss too, it's probably why I'm always hosting get togethers haha. I love the idea of the pallet, that is brilliant! I may have to borrow this idea from you for a future picnicwww.jerseygirltexanheart.com
Love this post Leah! Bourbon is one of my favorite drinks! I'm totally going to try it!!Haileywww.themiddlecloset.com
This looks like the perfect picnic! Those macarons look so dreamy <3http://scienceofadornment.blogspot.com
Such a gorgeous spread! This looks like so much fun!Wishes & Reality
What a fun picnic! I am going on one later this week and my picnic will not even be comparable to your spread. Those macarons are beautiful.xoxoChanelJe M'appelle Chanel
looks like a yummy picnic! great photos!!xo,SandySandy a la Mode
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Such a lovely picnic spread! :)-AshleyLe Stylo Rouge
You gave such great me food ideas for my next picnic in the park. And, did I mentioned you looked adorable in that blue and white dress? stunning :)Jessica the way to my Hart