Summer time to me, means lots of friends and family gatherings a la fresco. And now that a lot of who we hang out with have kids, it’s most convenient and family-friendly to do so on our back patio. Most weekends you can find us having a summer BBQ in our backyard with kids running around wild!
To keep our summer gatherings fresh, I love to include different themes, entertainment activities and food & drink combinations to mix it up throughout the season. One easy and personalized way to welcome your guests is a drink with their name on it (or nickname) – literally. I love that you can now order custom Coca-Cola bottles, which allows you to skip searching all your local grocery stores for the one name you want.
More importantly – and fun – you can add nicknames or other fun, endearing descriptions customized for each guest or guests of honor. I had a little fun with that myself at one of our first BBQs of the season when we had family in town. As an extra touch to our simple gathering, their custom bottles were waiting for them in the ice bucket chilled.