Longer days mean more time to enjoy gathering at the Turquoise Table with family and friends. Conversations linger well into the night and come-as-you-are is the only requirement.
Spontaneous get-togethers are the best. I don’t know about you, but when I have too many planned events on my calendar I begin to get twitchy. I call it commitment-phobia. I love to be with friends and invite neighbors over, but summer should be stress-free.
Stress-free doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice delicious or special. It just means we need a hospitality hack to keep things simple and the focus on the main event – the people gathered around our table.
Who doesn’t love a popsicle? Fruity, icy pops are one of our favorite summer treats for twilight talks at the Turquoise Table. The kiddos are bathed—or not, and dinner dishes are done—or not. Whenever I find myself standing at the kitchen sink wishing the evening wasn’t winding down to a close, I imagine at least one of my neighbors must be feeling the same way.
A quick text, “Meet me at the table. Popsicles for kids, Prosecco for mamas.”
Voila! A perfect way to end the day. The kids are delighted by a spontaneous popsicle party and the grown-ups enjoy the Prosecco version, too. Simply pick your favorite flavored popsicle, add a splash of Prosecco, and enjoy.