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 :)