Planning the Perfect Summer Patio Party

Make the most of summer and indulge in a sumptuous outdoor affair.

Setting the patio party scene

Flowers: Flowers by Janie, 403-700-8299, flowersbyjanie.com

Fruit juice: Family Freezed, familyfreezed.com

Prosecco: giustiwine.com

Linens and serving utensils: Inspirati, 2207 4 St. S.W., 403-244-4443, inspirati.ca

Tableware: Crate and Barrel, Southcentre Mall, 403-278-7020, crateandbarrel.ca


The food

Food: Cluck N Cleaver, 1511 14 St. S.W., 403-266-2067, cluckncleaver.com

Beer: Wild Rose Brewery, 4580 Quesnay Wood Dr. S.W., 403-727-5451, wildrosebrewery.com; Big Rock Brewery, 5555 76 Ave. S.E., 403-720-3239, bigrockbeer.com

Jewellery: Links of London at Holt Renfrew, The Core Shopping Centre, 403-269-7341, linksoflondon.com, holtrenfrew.com

Tableware: Crate and Barrel, Southcentre Mall, 403-278-7020, crateandbarrel.ca

Linens and serving utensils: Inspirati, 2207 4 St. S.W., 403-244-4443, inspirati.ca

Manicures and nail art: Diva Salonspa, various locations, divasalonspa.com


The cocktails

Dress: Nordstrom, Chinook Centre, 587-291-2000, nordstrom.com

Gin: Eau Claire Distillery, 113 Sunset Blvd. N.W., Turner Valley, 403-933-5404, eauclairedistillery.ca

Manicure and nail art: Diva Salonspa, various locations, divasalonspa.com

Make the Libert Cocktail

3 oz. Lillet Blanc

1 oz. Eau Claire Distillery Parlour Gin

3 dashes Black Cloud Garden Party bitters

Stir or shake over ice. Pour into a shockingly realistic acrylic glass from Crate and Barrel. Garnish with an orange peel and joie de vivre.


Serving dessert

Popsicles: Family Freezed, familyfreezed.com

Manicures and nail art: Diva Salonspa, various locations, divasalonspa.com

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