Healthy Summer Party Hacks

CHILL OUT

Drinks are a must and keeping them cool can be, well, cool. Set up a creative bevvy bar or drink station. Your first step: Make your ice nice by using frozen water balloons. They stay frozen longer than standard cubes and they look adorable. Load them into a cooler or use something more fun like a silver, aluminum beverage tub, wheelbarrow or even a blow-up kiddie pool. Then stash a variety of drinks like water bottles, refreshing LaCroix Sparkling Water—my favorite flavors for the summer are Coconut, Pamplemousse (grapefruit), Berry and Peach-Pear—or your preferred beer and wine.

Another fun frozen fix: Freeze fruit like grapes and drop them into beverages. It’s a pretty presentation and it doesn’t water down your sip as it melts. And then, you get a sweet and slurpy snack when you finish your drink.