Have a Sunset Cocktail Party!

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As the last few weeks of summer are flying by, most of us are trying to soak up as much warm sun as possible before the cold hits. This time of the year, late afternoon and early evening are some of the best times to enjoy the outdoors. The sun combined with a cooler breeze makes for a welcomed and comfy reprieve after such a hot season. Before the bonfire and pumpkin carving parties begin, why not invite your friends over for a sunset cocktail party? Here are a few finds and ideas that will work perfectly for a sunset themed soiree.




Inspiration for a Sunset Cocktail Party







Love this beautiful, and yummy, Tropical Sunset cocktail by Real Housemoms. The colours work perfectly to honour the sunset inspiration and your guests will love something refreshing to sip and relax.

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This Sunset Sangria by Wine and Glue is another great option.

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Looking for a laid back look? Try an elegant version of a picnic with big blankets/rugs and cozy lanterns.

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Unfortunately we’re not all lucky enough to have this amazing view. However, make sure you are at least in sight of the sun setting and place chairs facing the correct direction.

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Let the colours of the sunset be the inspiration for the decor. A ribbon curtain would be a great entryway or beautiful to hang from tree branches. This is a great DIY project that doesn’t take much time or money.

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Love the idea of using some coloured dishes or glassware to bring in a warm sunset hue like orange, red, or purple. Pair with a neutral linen for a clean look.

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Make a relaxing and sun-loving playlist. Here Comes the Sun, Sun is Shining, and Soak up the Sun are some appropriate options. You have to be a little cliche every once in a while :)

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Remember once that gorgeous sun goes down, it’s gonna get dark fast. Make sure you plan ahead with some pretty strings lights, lanterns, and candles.


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A menu of heavy hors d’oeuvres is perfect for an al fresco cocktail party. You may even be able to casually incorporate some of the sunset colours with options such as this tomato bruschetta.

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This is a great time to get one more use out of that white summer dress. Pair it with some comfy sandals and a sunset coloured accessory.

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Have fun!

Krista