Healthy Entertaining Ideas

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Bar Cart | Gold Vase | Paper Straws
IZZE Sparkling Water & Sparkling Pomegranate

The best thing about having an apartment of my own is that I can finally have my friends over and entertain. My apartment building also happens to have a pool and a rooftop deck, so you can imagine how “popular” I’ve been all summer! (I kid, I kid!)

I’ve been feeling a little worn down and low in the energy department lately (what can I say? It’s hard to have a full-time job and a full-time blog!), so I wanted to host a healthier end of summer get together with my friends. My friends and I felt very refreshed and recharged after this small shindig, and we also were able to sneak in a little fitness time as well. I’m sure we’ll all binge on carbs in a few weeks as normal, but this was a great little party to switch up our normal routine.

Serve fruit instead of carbs. I always like to eat a bit lighter in the summer anyway, so why not swap out chips and dip for a bowl of fresh fruit or watermelon? You’ll save on calories and won’t have any guilt later on!

Be active. Who doesn’t love a pool party? Instead of laying out, challenge your guests to a few laps around the pool. It’s a fun way to work out (and it won’t really feel as tedious as a gym session!)

Instead of wine, try an IZZE Sparkling Water. I know, I know. The Olivia Pope in me loves wine, however, on a super hot summer day, that’s not the most practical (or healthy!) option. I’ve been a huge fan of IZZE Sparkling Beverages, and at this little get together I served both their Sparkling Pomegranate and their new Sparkling Waters. You have three, bold flavors to choose from with their new Sparkling Water line:Blackberry Pear, Mandarin Lime and Raspberry Watermelon. The best thing about IZZE Sparkling Water is that has only 10 calories per 12-oz serving and just a hint of organic pure cane sugar (1-2 grams). Refreshing, low calorie and low sugar? Sign me up!

Send your guests home with healthy treats. At my latest party, I included headphones, energy bars and headbands in the swag bag. It’s a great alternative to snacks and candy, and will encourage your friends and family to live a healthy lifestyle long after the party ends!

How do you host healthier get togethers?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  1. Kelsey wrote:

    I love the Izze sodas but I’ve never seen the sparkling water before–can’t wait to try them!

    Posted 8.21.15 Reply
  2. Ashley Vickney wrote:

    I’m having a back to school party next weekend, these are great! I might use these to make a wine spritzer! I love your floral dress btw 🙂

    Posted 8.21.15 Reply
  3. I love the idea of taping the straws to the bottles! Makes it easy to grab and go.

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

    Posted 8.21.15 Reply
  4. This is such a great idea! Your idea of taping the straws to the bottles is genius!

    Posted 8.21.15 Reply
  5. What a perfect way to close out summer!

    Posted 8.21.15 Reply
  6. Jordyn wrote:

    So lucky you have a pool, that must be great for entertaining in the summer!

    Posted 8.21.15 Reply
  7. Jenny wrote:

    Such a cute idea!
    I’d love to host a fun little get together like this 🙂

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

    Posted 8.21.15 Reply
  8. What a fun time, jealous of that rooftop! Hosting parties are my favorite 🙂

    Posted 8.21.15 Reply
  9. These are great party planning tips – and I absolutely love Izze’s drinks!

    Pick Your Beau

    Posted 8.21.15 Reply
  10. Your bar cart is so adorable!! I love the cute straws and these drinks look so refreshing for summer!

    Annie // Annie N Belle

    Posted 8.21.15 Reply
  11. Your photos are on point. I agree with the get active part.

    Posted 8.22.15 Reply
  12. These look and sound amazing! I’ve never tried IZZE, but I’ll be on a hunt next time I’m at the grocery store!

    Diary of a Debutante

    Posted 8.22.15 Reply
  13. Courtney Dunsmore wrote:

    Love these! And these photos are absolutely stunning!


    As We Stumble Along

    Posted 8.22.15 Reply
  14. Love these photos! Would love to try IZZE in the future!

    Kayla |

    Posted 8.22.15 Reply
  15. IZZE is very good soda and I love them!! Some of my favorite flavors!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

    Posted 8.23.15 Reply
  16. I love this! It is such an easy and cute way to entertain. I’m going to do this for my sorority sisters this fall. They would absolutely love it.

    xoxo, Danielle

    Posted 8.24.15 Reply
  17. Allison Ellzey wrote:

    This is the cutest set up! I didn’t know IZZE had sparkling water, but I love the drinks they serve at Starbs lol

    Posted 8.24.15 Reply
  18. Jenn wrote:

    I didn’t know they had sparkling water! Yum, looks like it would be the perfect pick me up with those berries!

    Posted 8.24.15 Reply
  19. Erica wrote:

    Ok YUM. I’m literally so thirsty right now though, I need to find me a bottle!

    Coming Up Roses

    Posted 8.24.15 Reply