Mother & Daughter Summer Social Mother & Daughter Summer Social

We’ve been  in the mid­dle of a super fun party cam­paign with, the orga­nized and curated way to shop the inter­net.  All of the amaz­ing prod­ucts that we’ve dis­cov­ered on came together for an inti­mate party with sev­eral pals and their daughters.

Mother & Daughter Summer Social Mother & Daughter Summer Social

It was the ulti­mate sum­mer soiree! We had a ball with our gals as we nib­bled on organic yum­mies and crafted under the starry night.  All of the details were per­fect, thanks to our read­ers and fel­low keepers. Mother & Daughter Summer Social Mother & Daughter Summer Social

So, with­out fur­ther adieu… throw on your sequin party frocks and get ready for our list of sum­mer party essentials!

Summer Party Essentials: Fresh Veggie Finger Food Recipes

Summer Party Essentials: Fresh Garden Veggie Platter

Fresh Gar­den Veg­gie Plat­ter
Raw Wood Cut­ting Board avail­able here from $39, polka dot fab­ric avail­able here for $5.99/yd.

Summer Party Essentials: Mini Caprese Kabobs

Mini Cap­rese Kabobs
Organic olive oil avail­able here for $32
How to pre­pare: Sim­ply cut grape toma­toes in half and place on a skewer with basil and a moz­zarella ball in-between, driz­zle with bal­samic glaze, and pro­vide olive oil for dipping.

Sweet Pepper Salsa Recipe

Sweet Pep­per Salsa
Small pad printed bowl for serv­ing salsa avail­able here for $8.
How to pre­pare: Chop up sweet pep­pers, cilantro, green and red onions, toma­toes, and add a squeeze of lime and a pinch of zyl­i­tol for a sweet salsa. Whip of a batch of gua­camole and add bacon on top for a savory twist!

Summer Party Essentials: Sweet & Yummy Treats Izze Ice Cream Fizzers

IZZE Ice Cream Fizzers
Set of 6 ACME Party Box Co. Milk Bot­tles avail­able here for $50, “Spe­cial Mom” tags avail­able here for $0.50 each.
How to pre­pare: Sim­ply add a scoop of ice cream to an IZZE nat­ural soda for sheer bliss!

Cheesecake with Fresh Blackberries

Cheese­cake with Fresh Black­ber­ries
9-inch New York Cheese­cake avail­able here for $42.99.

Summer party supplies from IKEA

Out­door Party Party Sup­plies
Col­or­ful kid’s din­ner­ware avail­able here from $2.49, super fun striped paper straws avail­able here for $7.50 (box of 144).

Summer Party Essentials: Crafty Party Favors You Rule Cards

You Rule Note Cards
“You Rule” card & enve­lope avail­able here for $4.50.

Party Favors

Assorted Striped Paper Bags & Pen­cils
Striped paper bags in assorted col­ors avail­able here for $10 (40 bags), striped pen­cils avail­able here for $2.50.

Paper Animal Masks

Paper Ani­mal Masks
Paper ani­mal masks avail­able for $1.50 each at Michaels, “Keep” kitchen stor­age con­tainer avail­able here for $39.

Spe­cial thanks to Veron­ica Tomp­kins for the yummy food, Court­ney Schmidt for the great party pho­tos, Kate Ren­emo and Dale Ben­net for photo styling, and keep­ers Tracy Potts, Kara Wentz, and Time­less Cait (as well as all the other party guests) for the good times!

Shop the entire party with Hand­made Charlotte’s party col­lec­tion! A big thanks to for help­ing us throw this mem­o­rable event :)