Victoria Amory Pulls Off Five Summer Fêtes Sourcing Local Hamptons Vendors



Victoria Amory shopping in the Hamptons

If you can’t stand the heat, then why not get out of the kitchen? Summer entertaining doesn’t have to mean standing over a hot stove while everyone else is outside having a good time. As HC&G contributing editor and entertaining expert Victoria Amory proves here, it’s easy to pull off five summertime fêtes using fresh store-bought food and fun decorative items from local Hamptons vendors, all without breaking a sweat. So join your guests and have some fun!

TAILGATE PARTY
Whether it’s Bridgehampton Polo or a beach barbecue, your car will be the envy of the lot 

Platters of delicious sandwiches from  Sant Ambroeus in Southampton.

 


TEATIME FUNDRAISER
Asking for donations is never easy, so make it a sweet occasion 

For party favors, give each guest a little bouquet of flowers from Topiaire Flower Shop in Southampton.

 


LAST-MINUTE BUFFET
Friends in town? What better occasion to throw a party!

Doll up a dull picnic bench with comfortable, colorful pillows, like these from MissoniHome in Southampton.

 


LADIES' GARDEN LUNCH
Sometimes you just need to catch up with all the girls

Wölffer Estate’s No. 139 dry rosé cider is utterly refreshing on a hot summer day.

 


POOLSIDE COCKTAIL PARTY
Expecting 20 or more? Just get them outside by the pool

Transform your chaise longues into comfortable benches by adorning them with attractive weather-proof pillows and throws from West Elm in Water Mill.

 


A version of this article appeared in the August 1, 2014 issue of Hamptons Cottages & Gardens with the headine: Hostess with the Mostest

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