May 12, 2010

Summer Strawberry Social

It’s just about strawberry season, and I am already thinking of ways to incorporate these sweet red fruits into my summer cuisine. A fun way to celebrate the arrival of summer is to host a strawberry themed social. Use the fruit in side dishes, desserts and even refreshing beverages. The vibrant color and delicious taste of the strawberry always makes for a summertime hit!

Summer Strawberry Social

  • Please both children and adults with refreshing strawberry beverages. Children will enjoy strawberry lemonade while adults sip on sweet strawberry ginger caiprioscas -- Martha Stewart

  • Inviting guests with this fresh strawberry themed invitation is the perfect way to start your summer celebration --

  • A single strawberry with a slit cut into it for a place card makes for a simple and sweet place setting -- The Princess and the Frog Blog

  • Decorate with small pots of bright red flowers, or opt to fill plastic berry containers with fresh flowers -- The Knot

  • Individual bags of strawberry seeds make great favors for party-goers -- Crate&Barrel

  • This spinach and strawberry salad with sesame-poppy seed dressing is light and perfect for a delicious side dish -- Southern Living

  • End the celebration by indulging with a helping of this strawberry sugar-biscuit trifle -- Southern Living