Hosting Your Friends this Summer and During a Heatwave


Summer is here, and so is the heat

Summer is here, and the living is easy at Bella Vista at Hilltop. Carefree days, plentiful sunshine, and long daylight hours make summer so unique. Beat the heat wave this summer with these cool summer fun ideas that will have your friends talking all season.

How to make the most of the indoors this summer

With temperatures heating up fast, switching your summer fun indoors may be necessary. Don’t fret; plenty of indoor entertainment ideas will keep your summer party popping. Read on for great ways to stay cool while hosting a fabulous summer get-together.

  • Get creative and bring the beach indoors. That’s right, set up an inflatable pool and let your inner child splash in the living room or your deck.
  • Whip up homemade popsicles made from your favorite mold and favorite fruit juice flavor.
  • Set up an ice cream bar with sauces and toppings to make it feel like you’re going out for dessert.
  • Organize a book club; reading about far-off destinations can make you feel like you are being transported on vacation without leaving the cool, comfort of your living room.

Hosting family and friends during a heat wave

When it’s hot outside, it’s important to keep guests comfortable indoors. One easy way to keep guests comfortable is by turning up the air conditioning and providing comfy seating. And it may seem obvious, but be sure to offer guests a cold drink as soon as they arrive. Lastly, prepare appetizers and other food options that do not require an oven. Plenty of summer recipes require zero cooking and are refreshing and light, perfect for a hot day.