We’ve had a look at some of summer’s outdoor activities that you can do at home before, and today we continue in that thread.
Entertaining others. Few things are as pleasant or satisfying as inviting friends over and feeding them, making them feel welcome, and conversing with them. Here are a few ideas in entertaining at home this summer.
Host A Morning Brunch
Lay out a big picnic blanket with lots of pillows around and a low table just off to the side. Set up a breakfast of yoghurt, fruit and croissants. If you have the time, make some home made jam the day before and serve it with cheese for the croissants. Use colourful plates and napkins to keep things summery.
Host An Afternoon Tea
With tea cups, scones and sugar cubes . Use jars of various shapes and sizes for a sweet flower arrangement and make cucumber sandwiches for your guests to nibble on. Host your tea party under a big tree in the garden and add pretty pillows to your outdoor set.
Host A Chinese Braai
Set out bowls of cubed chicken, beef, and pork along with bowls of baby mielies, pak choi, slices of carrots and bean sprouts. Also set out bowls of cooked rice and noodles. Allow your guests to make up their own selection and braai it on a big Weber pan in some sesame oil and soy sauce. Serve with chop sticks and enjoy under the stars with some Chinese lanterns hanging from the trees.