End Your Summer With A Bang

End Your Summer With A Bang & Stella Artois | by the skinny confidential. Lauryn hosts a party with her friends, Stella beer, & delicious snacks!End Your Summer With A Bang & Stella Artois | by the skinny confidential. Lauryn hosts a party with her friends, Stella beer, & delicious snacks!

SUMMER IS COMING TO AN END.

But I’m totally fine with that because it’s an excuse to throw a party or BBQ.

There’s nothing better than sitting poolside with an ice-cold beer, chips/salsa, & a little Bob Dylan. In fact, it’s one of my favorite ways to host. Day drinking is more fun anyway.

I feel like everyone loves a good end of summer party so it should be NO surprise to you that we need to specifically discuss this, right?

If you’re the host make sure you:

Supply food, but let’s get specific: obviously chips, salsa, guac, nuts, the basics. I love throwing in a peach summer salad with a little basil & then ending with good old hamburgers, hot dogs, & even some veggie burgers. Make the guys grill by keeping their beer buzz going. I always trick Michael into this job by telling him how OMG AMAZING, BEST EVER his hamburger is. A couple of beers in & he’s literally Chef Boyardee.

End Your Summer With A Bang & Stella Artois | by the skinny confidential. Lauryn hosts a party with her friends, Stella beer, & delicious snacks!End Your Summer With A Bang & Stella Artois | by the skinny confidential. Lauryn hosts a party with her friends, Stella beer, & delicious snacks!

Oh! And sparkling water is nearby too because YUM! A flamingo themed pitcher of iced tea adds something big to the table too & is perfect for anyone under 21. Add some lemon, limes, & blueberries next to it for an extra special touch.

Typically I have some kind of dessert like strawberry ice cream & 60’s cones, watermelon jerky, &/or a Funfetti cake (everyone loves Funfetti because it’s such a nostalgic throwback, you know).

Keep it festive with chill music: music is key. We all know this, so I’m currently creating an end of summer playlist for you so get excited. Add a little Bossanova to your mix & you are golden. Bossanova by the pool is very St. Tropez & will fit well with your potential kaftan moment.

End Your Summer With A Bang & Stella Artois | by the skinny confidential. Lauryn hosts a party with her friends, Stella beer, & delicious snacks!End Your Summer With A Bang & Stella Artois | by the skinny confidential. Lauryn hosts a party with her friends, Stella beer, & delicious snacks!

Include a bucket of ice-cold beer: YES, YES, YES. I LOVE a cold beer. As you know, Stella is my favorite ever. The taste is spot on. It’s so funny because whenever I Snapchat my Stella, you guys message me with excitement. Apparently you all share the same taste! Regardless, boys love beer too. So to keep them occupied throw a bunch of Stella’s in a huge tube of ice & they will smile the rest of the day. It’s simple really. As a host, drinking a beer is ideal because it’s not too hard. Light, refreshing, & easy. YES PLZ!

End Your Summer With A Bang & Stella Artois | by the skinny confidential. Lauryn hosts a party with her friends, Stella beer, & delicious snacks!End Your Summer With A Bang & Stella Artois | by the skinny confidential. Lauryn hosts a party with her friends, Stella beer, & delicious snacks!

Wear something summery: do we even have to go over this? White is always fun. I love a good off the shoulder top, as pictured. As I said, I love a good kaftan. It’s so Palm Springs & fits with the end of summer theme. I just bought this one, it’s ideal for a day at the pool.

Make sure your guests have what they need: keep this cheeky! Of course this includes a little table of SPF, some juicy magazines, a couple of beer openers, napkins ( stick with the theme, no one likes old baby shower cocktail napkins – keep it fresh with maybe some bright striped yellow ones? ), hats, floats ( I’m bored with the swan, but the pizza one is fun ), & TOWELS! STACK THOSE towels up! Guests will love that you thought of their needs.

So that’s kind of my poolside, end of summer checklist. End your summer with a bang, crack open a beer, slather on that SPF, & rock your kaftan.

Snap me your end of summer vibe & of course, if you have anything to add to this list, I’m all ears.

CHEERS!

lauryn x

+ this post is in collaboration with Stella Artois.
++ white dress ( sold out, similar ).

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End Your Summer With A Bang & Stella Artois | by the skinny confidential. Lauryn hosts a party with her friends, Stella beer, & delicious snacks!End Your Summer With A Bang & Stella Artois | by the skinny confidential. Lauryn hosts a party with her friends, Stella beer, & delicious snacks!

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23 Replies to “End Your Summer With A Bang”

  1. This post has totally inspired me to hold an end of Summer party for my favourite ones … I’ll just be sure to add a little gazebo into the mix because you know, it has a tendency to rain in the UK!

    Emma | HarmonyBlaze.co.uk

    1. You should definitely throw a little get to gather soon Krista! You can have this set up in under an hour ; ) xx

  2. This looks like so much fun! Nothing better than a summer party, except for a summer party in the great outdoors I think 🙂

    This pictures are great. It’s so cold where I am right now, I can’t WAIT for summer!