Summer Picnic Soiree with Perrier - Get Lost With Jackie

In all honesty, there’s nothing about summer I don’t love – from the long days and warm nights to beach time and barbeques, what’s not to love? When I decided to take off from my travels and spend the summer home in New York (for the first time in over five years!) I knew that part of my summer routine would involve get-togethers with friends and family.

One of my favorite traits of summertime is the abundance of ripe, juicy summer fruits. Inspired by the fruity flavors of Perrier I decided to throw a summer soiree with a bounty of summer fruits! With my help you can throw a fruity-flavored inspired picnic just like mine.

Summer Picnic Soiree with Perrier - Get Lost With JackieaWho wouldn’t want to attend a picnic as pretty as this?!

Decor:

I opted to make my Perrier flavor inspired summer soiree a picnic – because what else says “summer fruits” quite like being in a garden or park? For ambiance, I opted to set up a tee-pee tent atop of a few outdoor blankets and adorned with fun lights for décor.

I set up a shipping palate as a table for an added boho-chic vibe to my picnic. I trimmed the table with a pretty white marble, wood and rose gold charcuterie board, a teal tiered platter, rose gold pineapple (yes, pineapple!) string lights, glass dome succulent planters, a fruit basket, candle holders and tea-lights. Bold bouquets of sunflowers and gerbera daisies in glass jars were added to the table to be the finishing touch for my summer soiree décor.

Summer Picnic Soiree with Perrier - Get Lost With JackieaThe teepee fit perfectly with my summer picnic theme! The lights were a fun (and cute!) addition. The outdoor blankets were a perfect way to add to the ambiance while ensuring my guests didn’t get grass stains on their summer whites.

Summer Picnic Soiree with Perrier - Get Lost With JackieaThe pops of green from the Perrier cans added to my tables display.

Summer Picnic Soiree with Perrier - Get Lost With JackieThe fun display of colors from the fruits and my décor were the perfect contrast in the lush green garden.

Summer Picnic Soiree with Perrier - Get Lost With JackieFrom the flowers to the tee-pee with Perrier refreshers and ices in between – my soiree came together perfectly.

Snacks:

I used three flavors of Perrier to make a few (super easy and equally delicious) summer time picnic snacks and paired them with a fruit plate and a bit of macarons (because who doesn’t love macarons?). Perrier Watermelon was used to make a frozen “Italian ice”, Perrier Green Apple was used to make (literal) ice-pops and lastly I used Perrier Strawberry to make a strawberry-lime refresher.

Perrier Watermelon Frozen Icey:

Summer Picnic Soiree with Perrier - Get Lost With JackieAn ice so nice – you’ll eat it twice. 😉

To make you’ll need:

3 Cans Watermelon Perrier

½ Cup Sugar (can be replaced with sugar substitute)

6 Cups of Watermelon

Fresh Mint

*Serves about 10

Instructions: Bring the Watermelon Perrier and sugar to a slow boil (or until sugar has evaporated). Turn off heat and let cool. Place watermelon in a blender and puree. Blend sugar-Perrier mix with watermelon puree and freeze overnight. Serve and garnish with mint.

Summer Picnic Soiree with Perrier - Get Lost With JackieWhile the mint isn’t a necessity, it sure makes for a beautiful garnish atop Perrier watermelon ices.

Perrier Green Apple Ice Pops:

Summer Picnic Soiree with Perrier - Get Lost With Jackie

I made my Perrier Green Apple ice-pops with kiwi slices and pomegranate seeds.

To make you’ll need:

3 Cans Perrier Green Apple

Ice pop molds

Fruit of Choice

*Serves about 6.

Instructions: Fill ice pop molds with fruit (or fruits) of choice, pour in Perrier Green Apple, let freeze overnight.

Summer Picnic Soiree with Perrier - Get Lost With JackieNot only is this recipe super easy but it’s also kid friendly (and pretty!).

Perrier Strawberry (and lime) Refresher:

Summer Picnic Soiree with Perrier - Get Lost With JackieI called this delicious beverage a “refresher” because it was so refreshing!

To make you’ll need:

4 Cans Perrier Strawberry

Juice from 2 limes

1 ½ cups strawberries

(Optional: additional strawberries and lime slices for garnish.)

*Serves about 6.

Instructions: Mix strawberries and lime juice together in a blender and work in all four cans of Perrier Strawberry. Chill, garnish as desired and serve.

Summer Picnic Soiree with Perrier - Get Lost With Jackie*Note: due to the nature of the ingredients the refresher may begin to separate – simply shake as needed and serve!

The best part about all my Perrier snacks? They’re all adaptable! Feel free to take full creative freedom and change the fruits and ingredients to your liking. Here’s a few more photos from my summer picnic soiree with Perrier:

Summer Picnic Soiree with Perrier - Get Lost With JackieA fruit platter with a strawberry-lime Perrier refresher in the background.

Summer Picnic Soiree with Perrier - Get Lost With JackiePerrier Green Apple and fruit ice pops sitting atop the fruit plate, where they matched perfectly!

Summer Picnic Soiree with Perrier - Get Lost With JackiePerrier Watermelon ices sitting proudly with their main ingredient – Perrier Watermelon!

Summer Picnic Soiree with Perrier - Get Lost With JackieWith my tips and recipes you’ll be able to throw an insta-worthy picnic, too!

Summer Picnic Soiree with Perrier - Get Lost With Jackie

If you’re lucky like I was – mother nature will come together to put on a show in the sky for sunset during your summer soiree!