How To Create The Perfect Spread For A Summer Soirée

So far, the weather has been consistently in the 60s, which is on the cooler side — even for San Francisco. So, the second we got a sunny, warm day in the weekly forecast, I invited my friends over for no better reason than to enjoy each other's company and gorge on some mouth-watering desserts from S.F.'s gem Chestnut Bakery.
When I'm entertaining at home, I like to keep things sweet and simple. No silly decorations or over-the-top themes. Instead, I focus on bright patterns and colors in my dishware and table settings to set the party mood. And since I'm always working with a budget, I like getting my kitchenware from T.J.Maxx so that I can get the quality without spending as much. See how a few last-minute fixings turned my humble abode into party central, ahead.

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