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How To Throw a Party When It’s Literally 100 Degrees Outside

June 29th, 2018

If you’ve ever found yourself strolling Austin’s streets in August, then you know — the Texas heat is no joke. Living here, the rule of thumb for hanging with friends outside is generally that it must be by a body of water, making any home with a swimming pool the singular place to be this time of year.

As a proud new homeowner myself, I’ve been itching to have friends over to my new pad. But the No Pool Situation (NPS for short) makes it hard to round the troops on a blistering hot Saturday afternoon. Thank goodness for our screened-in porch, which has at long last begun to take shape and is finally ready for company.

Last week, we partnered with Kettle Brand Potato Chips to invite a few friends over for a weekday happy hour to take good old porchy for a test drive against the triple digit temps, and suffice it to say, she passed with flying colors. Keep reading for the heat-friendly menu, and my tips and tricks for having friends over during the dog days of summer… NPS be damned.

photography by Kate Zimmerman

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  1. Caleigh says:

    Where did you guys get your dresses? They are all so breezy and cute!

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