What are you celebrating?

The Village at Briarcliff

Looking for an excuse to party?

This is your time of year! Start celebrating!

Late spring and early summer are chock full of reasons to revel. With the end of school, graduations, and Father’s Day coming up, everyone seems to be busy – and coordinating get-togethers.

Throwing a fete doesn’t have to be stressful. Opt for low-key gatherings, especially since this season seems to be so busy for everyone. Have a great time and keep your sanity intact with these helpful tips:

  • Make peace with the calendar. Choose a time that works for most folks – and accept that you can’t accommodate every schedule. With so many activities this time of year, it’s nearly impossible to find a time that works for everyone. Schedule an event that works for most, and know you’ll catch the others next time.

  • Consider an open house. An event where guests are free to come and go as their schedules allow often gets more participation – and ends up being a laid-back party. Whether you’re hosting a gathering in honor of a new grad or just getting some friends together, an open house can be a relaxed way to make folks feel welcome. And, it can be a lot less work than, say, a sit-down dinner.

  • You can do anything, but you can’t do everything. Don’t be afraid to turn to the experts for help entertaining, especially when it comes to food. You can find unique and convenient catering options close to home. Want to host a spicy fiesta? Get fajitas or a set up a taco bar with catering from Jose Pepper’s. Looking for fresh sandwiches, a veggie tray, or the worlds’ best carrot cake? Turn to GreenAcres Market for personalized options.

  • Don’t worry about remodeling. As long as the bathroom is clean, guests don’t notice or care that maybe it’s time to remove the hallway wallpaper. If you’d like a fresh splash of color, pick up some new napkins or a fun centerpiece from Nell Hill’s. Open your home knowing that friends and family are just excited to be invited.

And speaking of celebrations, be sure to join Briarcliff for our 25th anniversary! On Saturday, June 27, we’re hosting a music festival at The Village at Briarcliff. Local favorites The Elders and Victor & Penny and their Loose Change Orchestra will perform. Kids will enjoy The Rockin Rob Show, and be entertained by street performers, a face painter, and balloon art. We’re often so busy that we forget to truly celebrate the victories big and small in life. Spend time with your loved ones, and go ahead and celebrate. Here’s to good health, good friends, and good times!

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