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How to Throw a Preppy Summer Party

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"Let’s face it. There’s a bit of prep inside all of us—a world that includes 'cocktailing,' vibrant colors and appreciation of leisure sports," says Bryan Rafanelli, President and CCO of Rafanelli Events. And summer is the perfect time to let that lobster-baking, French stripe-wearing, iced tea-sipping side run free. So we asked the party pro (who's thrown events for Hillary Clinton and received accolades from Martha Stewart) to share his best tips for a completely charming outdoor soiree.