5 Ways to Create an Unforgettable Summer Gathering

If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere it’s sweet summertime! A magical season where the days are long, the nights are warm, and every day feels like another opportunity to celebrate life with a little extra joy. And this is what makes it the most perfect time to open up the doors, set up some extra chairs, and gather with the ones you love.  

There’s something truly meaningful about hosting a summer gathering — it’s a memory-making moment, leaving an impression on your guests and deepening your bonds. Whether it's a casual brunch, a sophisticated dinner, or a delightful garden party, a few thoughtful touches can transform your get-together into an unforgettable summer party experience. At KIM+ONO, we are enthusiastic about wellness and know that self care comes in all shapes and sizes. While our lightweight sheer kimono robes are summer self care you can wear, a meaningful gathering with those you love can be nourishing to the soul. There are so many ways to bring beauty and meaning to your gatherings, so in today’s journal, we’ll share our top five ideas and tips for creating an enchanting summer party.

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Bring Nature into Your Setting

First things first, let’s talk about the set and setting of your magical summer gathering. There’s no better way to celebrate summer than by embracing the beauty of nature and getting connected to the earth. Whether you're hosting indoors or outdoors, incorporating natural elements can make a world of difference. Picture this: a rustic wooden table adorned with wildflowers, leafy greens, and perhaps even a few strategically placed succulents. Fresh flowers not only add a splash of color but also bring a delightful fragrance that sets the tone for a warm and welcoming atmosphere. You float around in your gorgeous green kimono robe with modern botanicals delicately flowing as you greet your guests.

If you're hosting in your backyard, let nature be your backdrop. String lights between trees, hang lanterns, and place soft, woven blankets on the grass for a cozy, laid-back vibe. For indoor gatherings, open up the windows to let in fresh air and natural light, and decorate with potted plants and floral arrangements. Remember, the goal is to create a space that feels like a breath of fresh air—inviting, vibrant, and alive.

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Create a Ritual Experience

Rituals have a way of grounding us and making moments feel special. Incorporating a simple yet meaningful ritual into your gathering can create a sense of connection and mindfulness between you and your guests. One idea is to start the evening with a gratitude circle. Invite your guests to gather in a circle, and each person can share something they're grateful for. This not only sets a positive tone for the evening but also fosters a sense of community and appreciation. You could even decide that your ritual will be to each wear a maxi kimono robe. With the symbolism of every women’s silk robe in our collection, you can each choose the maxi kimono robe that represents your current stage of life, what you hope for, and where you want to go next. The act of creating these rituals together creates a shared experience that feels both timeless and significant. It’s a beautiful way to create a lasting memory.

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Wear Something Fancy

We know that self care you can wear isn’t just for alone time. In fact, wrapping one of our women’s silk robes around your shoulders as a lightweight layer with a little summer dress is the perfect way to infuse your gathering with meaning and intention. Your maxi kimono robe can transform an ordinary gathering into an extraordinary one. Encourage your guests to wear something a bit more elegant than usual. If they opt for a lightweight sheer kimono robe, they’ll get the advantage of breathable comfort through the warmer summer months.

The act of dressing up sets the tone for the evening, signaling that this is a special occasion. It’s a chance for everyone to feel their best and to appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of what they're wearing. Added elegance elevates the everyday, making your gathering a memorable moment in time.

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Engage the Senses

Whether you’re outside or inside, you can engage the senses in a meaningful and powerful way to add depth to your gathering. Create a multi-sensory experience with your five senses. Start with music—intentionally choose a playlist your guests will vibe with, and allow yourself to get carried away dancing in your women’s silk robe.

Next, think about scent. Scented candles, essential oil diffusers, or even a bonfire can add an olfactory dimension to your gathering. Choose scents that are fresh and summery, like lavender, citrus, or sandalwood. Scent is the most powerful memory-maker, so adding this element will imbue your memory with this beautiful gathering.

Don’t forget about taste and touch! Serve a variety of delicious, seasonal foods that delight the palate. Think fresh fruits, artisanal cheeses, and handmade pastries. Offer textures that are pleasing to the touch, like soft cushions, cozy blankets, and encourage your guests to wear something comfortable like a maxi kimono robe. The goal is to create an environment that feels rich and immersive.

Washable Silk Yuri Kimono Robe
Photo by Ashley Streff
Use a Guest Book to Create Memories

Finally, don’t forget to preserve the memories of your unforgettable gathering without using just your smart phone. A guest book is a beautiful way to do this. It offers an analogue way of staying present and recording memories. Place a handcrafted, aesthetically pleasing guest book in a prominent spot and invite your guests to write a message, share a memory, or even sketch a little doodle. This not only gives your guests a chance to reflect on the evening but also creates a tangible keepsake that you can look back on and cherish.

To add a little playfulness and fun, you can provide a Polaroid camera for guests to take instant photos and add them to the guest book or bring home for themselves. Capture Instagram-worthy images of you in your green kimono robe without needing to log into social media! This adds a fun, interactive element and ensures that the memories of your gathering are captured in both words and images.

Cheers to a season filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments!

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