Independence Day is synonymous with celebrations, being surrounded by friends and backyard barbecues. With so many parties and events to attend, it can seem hard to make yours stand out from the rest of the noise. Entertaining expert and caterer to Hollywood's A-listers, Mary Giuliani is the queen of standout parties. She's here with her best tips and ideas to make your 4th of July party the can't-miss event of the summer.
Some of Mary's tips include:
· Wow them with flavor - upgrade traditional BBQ favorites with new seasonings and marinades to impress everyone's tastebuds
· Think ambience - don't forget to set the tone with décor!
· Get creative with dessert - make sure everyone's favorite part of the meal is just as tasty as everything before it!
MORE ABOUT MARY GIULIANI
Mary and her husband Ryan launched Mary Giuliani Catering & Events in 2005, based on a shared love of entertaining, food and hospitality. The figurehead of the company, Mary creates parties and mingles with the absolute crème de la crème of the Hollywood and fashion sets. Her clients look to her to break traditional entertaining norms and instead offer and bring to life party ideas that are one of a kind, out of the box, playful experiences. Marys schedule is jam packed from morning to night when shes on the party circuit: she is the exclusive caterer for J.Crew, Madewell, Christies and Tribeca Film Festival. Her client roster includes: The Rolling Stones, Bradley Cooper, Sheryl Crow, Nathalie Portman, Sephora, QVC, Conde Nast, Hearst, Time Inc, Stella McCartney, Fendi, Versace, Warner Brothers, HBO, Universal Pictures and many more. Her company produces over 600 events a year and Biz Bash honored her as the 2011 Caterer of the Year. Mary has appeared on The Today Show, The Nate Berkus Show and The Barefoot Contessa and has been featured in numerous fashion and entertainment publications. She is currently working on opening a flagship food boutique; The Cocktail Party while also working on her first book due out Spring of 2013. When she is not busy working, Mary can be found throwing parties with her husband and their two dogs in either their NYC apartment or in their Party Barn located in Woodstock, New York.