A banana split outdoor party is the perfect way to kick off summer!
Today I’m joining some talented blogger friends for the Styled + Set Summer Entertaining blog tour hosted by my friend Lory of Designthusiasm. Be sure to visit all the beautiful outdoor inspiration at the end of this post.
If you are coming over from Janet’s beautiful home of Shabbyfufu, welcome!
Hosting a banana split outdoor party is one of the easiest ways to throw a summer party. Kids and adults alike just love it! By setting everything up like a self-service station, guests can help themselves and get to have fun choosing their own toppings.
I moved the chairs away from my outdoor table so guests can walk up and make their own banana splits then grab a seat to dig in.
I added a Turkish towel down the middle of the table to use as a runner. It turned out to be very practical and pretty at the same time.
Keeping everything cold outside is essential and by using my champagne and drink buckets, it not only kept everything chilled but looked stylish at the same time.
For the large champagne bucket, I added iced and four small ice pints in different flavors. The ice cream is just stuck in between the pints of ice cream.
I filled a beverage holder with ice and added diced pineapple, strawberry sauce and chocolate sauce to enamelware cups and stuck it on the ice.
Just because it’s going outside, doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty. Use items you already have in your home to hold items.
A large circular cutting board holds a bucket with sauces, another champagne bucket with bananas, waffle bowls, a small crock filled with spoons and napkins. Corralling smaller items together and putting them on the cutting board, keeps everything at easy reach for your guests and makes for a pretty vignette.
And don’t forget to add whip cream, a bowl of sprinkles and some cherries to top off the banana split with.
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