Hammock Coast Edition March/April 2022

www. Char l es tonWomenPodcas t . com | www. ReadCW. com | www. I ns tagram. com /Char l es tonWomen CATER TO YOUR GUESTS Food is often the headliner of any event. The food should be delicious whether it is served as light hors d’oeuvres or a full sit-down meal. The fare should be curated with carefully selected serving pieces and settings. However, it shouldn’t be a source of stress. A person could lose their mind trying to make sure the plates match up not only with the number of guests and the actual food served, but also the theme. Fortunately, you can leave a lot to the professionals. Dish and Design Catering is the best onestop shop for everything you’ll need to guarantee a swoonworthy cuisine experience. In the words of owner Anja Stief, “I love catering because it brings friends and family together. I get to help select the perfect menu to make the occasion memorable.” KEEP IT COMFORTABLE Make sure these two things are under control: bugs and temperature. Since it’s still spring, hopefully the heat won’t be in full swing. There’s probably (hopefully) no need for large industrial fans or misting apparatuses. That said, beautiful homemade or Amazon-purchased hand fans at each place setting can add décor and comfort. But you don’t want your guests swatting at South Carolina’s favorite partycrashers with their fans. Opt for some mosquitorepelling torches or tabletop citronella lanterns — hello functional lighting. Finally, consider searching online for homemade bug repellent recipes made from essential oils. They can even make adorable take-home gifts if mixed in an attractive spray bottle. TUNE IN If you do not want your party to become a concert, the tunes should be a supporting character, not the star. For a less extravagant gathering, try a few strategically placed outdoor speakers on the outskirts of the mingling area. Pump in songs people will know, showing a little artistry and familiarity at once. If the event is more elegant, try a live group positioned within earshot. Often, beginner musicians are willing to offer some tunes at a very low cost or even for free. This is a great idea for fundraisers and private parties and is a way to add more ambience at a fraction of the cost. We wish you the greatest success with your alfresco affair. May your outdoor event be fondly recalled all summer long, and even into fall. feature M-F 8:30am-6pm SAT 9am-5pm SUN closed 864 Island Park Drive, Suite 103 Daniel Island, SC Everyday is a Good Dog Day at Michael’s Barkery Barkery & Boutique: (843) 471-1199 | Grooming Salon: (843) 471-1131 TREATS GROOMING BOUTIQUE MichaelsBarkery.com Thank you for voting for us!