Throw a Summer Solstice Party in 12 Hours Flat
Long Day, Short Notice
Wake up at 9am, decide to throw a party, tell your friends to arrive at sundown -- hungry. Sounds sensible, right? On the longest day of the year -- which also happens to be the first day of summer -- you just might be able to pull it off. These efficient ideas will help you live it up on very little notice.
Honor the arc of day to night with tequila sunrise cocktails served alongside our favorite dips for easy entertaining.
Tomato Ombre on Grilled Rustic Bread
Hit the farmers' market for heirloom tomatoes that need little else to taste heavenly. This ombre dish, another nod to the sunset, is the ultimate Instagram-ready side.
West Coast Grilled Vegetable Pizza
Ice Cream Waffle Sandwich
Store-bought cookies and ice cream come together in an iconic summer dessert that's more than the sum of its parts.
Should your extra-long day turn into an extra-long night, these traveling tricks will keep the party from fading.