Makings for Summer Entertaining

By on August 1, 2013
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By Jill Provost for Completely You –

Everyone seems to be busy and on the run during the summer, so to you help make your summer entertaining easier, here’s some great ideas that we recommend you check out.

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Zoku Quick Pop Maker
Create your own customized frozen pops in as little as seven minutes! Serve up 2-ounce treats made from real fruit and your favorite ingredients to freeze. Bonus: Comes with special drip guards for messy eaters.

Macys.com, $49.99

 

Fruit Infusion Pitcher
If drinking water feels like a chore, make your own cucumber, lemon or watermelon water with this simple to use — and clean — pitcher. Great for finicky kids or adults who have a hard time drinking plain water, the pitcher holds 92 ounces and is made of acrylic.

Target.com, $19.99

 

Salud Margarita Glass
Nothing says summer like a delicious pitcher of margaritas. Hand-crafted by Mexican artisans from recycled glass, these margarita glasses capture the colors of a Mexican landscape. Not only are they pretty, but also generously sized for more drinking and less pouring.

CrateandBarrel.com, $9.95

 

 

Williams-Sonoma Sangria Mix
Turn any summer gathering into a festive occasion with these delicious blends of sangria mix, developed by Chef Rick Bayless. Comes in Sangria Roja (orange, lime, raspberry and cherry juice), Sangria Blanca (mango, passion fruit, pineapple and lime juice) and White Peach (peach, mango and white grape juice).

Williams-Sonoma.com, $12.76

S’more to Love 6-S’more Maker
Make the perfect s’more every time in just five minutes with the ultra-convenient S’more to Love S’more Maker. Used in your oven, toaster oven or BBQ, this contraption yields toasted graham crackers, warm chocolate and gooey marshmallow.

Amazon.com, $16.53

Jill Provost is the managing editor of Completely You. She is a former senior online editor for iVillage and Good Housekeeping. Her work has appeared in several major online and print publications, including Everyday Health, Glamour, Woman’s Day and Women’s Health.

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Makings for Summer Entertaining