Summer’s finally here! Am really looking forward to enjoy all the summer parties and barbeques with family and friends. Thought I’d put together some suggestions to share out some beautiful Moroccan decor ideas that anyone can use for their summer party. Might as well make it unique and memorable.
Now, where do you plan to have your summer party?
Having it at the beach would be awesome. Think of fun games to play and a nice barbeque to enjoy in the evening. You can even set up your own makeshift Moroccan themed tent complete with cushions, poufs and romantic Moroccan hanging lamps.
Now that would be a good weekend to slow down and take in the lovely scenery at the beach with the company of good friends and loved ones.
Of course if the beach is a tad too far from where you stay, and if you happen to live in an apartment with a rooftop, that would be a wonderful place to chill. You can even invite some of your neighbors to come and have a little pot luck while taking in the scenery of the surrounding neighborhood from up there.
A few rugs and cushions on the floor and you’re all set. Bring along a few bags of chips and whip up some yummy humus as dip. Since the rooftop may not allow any cooking to be done, you can always prepare some amazing finger food complemented by wine.
Perfect hangout if there’s some cool breeze blowing with plenty of ice drinks for everyone.
There’s no hard and fast rule. Be comfortable with what you can prepare and invite your guests to contribute whatever they like.
Now if the house is too boring and you’d like to go out for some much-needed fresh air, the park is where it’s all happening. Plenty of nice green space for the kids to run around. Look for a nice spot to plonk everything down starting with the rugs. Then build your own makeshift tent.
It’s going to be a blast if you have several of these makeshift tents if you’re expecting quite a number of people.
Or if you spot a nice porch or gazebo that could use a bit of color to make it more comfy, it’s going to be super! If that’s not happening in the park, then consider decorating the gazebo or porch with colorful lanterns, cushions and cloths. It’s sure to be a crowd drawer.
Well if you prefer to relax and enjoy the privacy of your own backyard, there’s plenty that you can whip up since the kitchen is nearby.
A few Moroccan lanterns, side tables and cushions spread out will look really good.
Seating won’t be a problem since everyone will be leaning on cushions.
If you have smaller backyard, you could simplify it further to make it look like this.
For those who prefer to party in the house, setting up the dining room will be easy if you’re entertaining guests there. You can do away with chairs and use cushions and pillows with a low table to make it more intimate.
This simple Moroccan decor is ideal for small groups of people so that you’ll have time to catch up and enjoy one another’s company.
Now what’s a party without yummy food? If you’re going with the Moroccan theme, you can whip up some dips with chips or vegetable sticks (to be a bit healthier), Moroccan tagine (if you’re planning to cook at home), Moroccan mint tea (maybe spiked with a bit of alcohol), refreshing Moroccan watermelon salad with pistachios (still trying to be healthy) or go for a full blown barbeque.
Moroccan tagines are amazing. Pick your flavor. You’ll still be able to enjoy it even if you’re a vegetarian as you can cook a vegetarian tagine.
One of my favorite would be the Moroccan Apricot Lamb Tagine. So good.
And no, I didn’t forget the barbeque. Instead of just throwing meat or burgers on the grill, try using skewers so you can add in vegetables and meat or fish with some fruits.
These Moroccan fish skewers are amazing with some lemon, cucumbers, onions, capsicum and barramundi.
If chicken is too boring, then grill some lamb cutlets. Have them with mint sauce.
Everyone will not want to leave your summer party if you’re going to serve these amazing food.
Don’t forget to serve them some nice Moroccan mint tea. Would be great if they come served in Moroccan tea glasses.
That should cool everyone off. Your guests will have to do a lot of workout after all this food.
Basically, you don’t need a whole caravan of stuff. Keep it simple and basic.
Whether you’re planning to have it in your own backyard, at the park, by the pool, on the beach, at the rooftop somewhere, just make it a point to enjoy yourself. And if you’re going to be outdoors, don’t forget the sunblock.
With Father’s Day around the corner, this would be a perfect time to enjoy a summer party with family and friends. Be as creative as you like. The main idea is to try something different and experience something new instead of the same old mundane stuff that you normally do during summer.