Have a large bowl of cherries as your pre-dinner nibbles. They are a great seasonal treat and much healthier alternative to lollies!
Prefer savoury snacks? Try popcorn rather than corn chips and try veggie sticks (celery, carrot, capsicum) with dip (hommus, tzatziki, guacamole) rather than overloading guests with cheese and crackers!
Offer fruit salad or diet jelly as a dessert option. Having a light and refreshing dessert available is ideal in the Australian summer!
It is always thoughtful of guests to bring food to contribute to your party, but rather than getting stuck with bags of chips and boxes of chocolates, ask your guests to bring a plate of their favourite summer salads to share
Ensure there are non-alcoholic beverages available as well as plenty of cold water. You can flavour your water with fresh berries, lemon, lime, cucumber or orange for a fun twist!