One thing we have loved doing this summer is to have happy hour on our deck on Fridays. I no longer plan a meal for that evening but instead pick up a few things that we can enjoy on the deck with cocktails. It's been fun finding new things to try and to make it interesting so it is not the same thing every week. If you follow me on instagram you will see pictures - lots of pictures. We even plan for this on our weekends away - packing items for happy hour camping style.
I've had fun finding small bowls and pretty plates and other accessories to dress it up a bit.
I've even done happy hour for one when hubby is traveling.
And making the deck pretty has helped us enjoy our happy hours even more.
I recently read a blog post that linked to another blog about creating a party platter. Lots of good ideas there that could translate into our happy hour plans.
One thing that will change for me over the next 30 days is that my happy hour will not include alcohol and cheese. I am starting a Whole 30 on Monday, June 27 and it limits dairy and alcohol. Plan on seeing some herb and fruit infused sparkling water instead of a cocktail. Cheers!