What's the one thing that makes every social gathering just that little bit easier? 

Even if summer has officially turned its warm, fun-loving back on us, thankfully there are still a couple of months of sunshine-packed days before we head into cosy jeans and winter coat territory. While we don't mind the cooler change ourselves (it certainly makes sleeping at night easier), we do want to make the most of these temperate evenings while they last. 

And if you ask us, the best way enjoy the last of summer is in the company of good friends, freshly prepared food and enough bottles of Peroni Nastro Azzurro and lower-carb Peroni Leggera to go round. While dinner parties are always our pick for a stylish summer evening, we also can't go past a weekend picnic with your mates (or just your lover).

Even if you're no Nigella Lawson, delicious salads and BBQ chicken and steak are the non-cook's no brainer - washed down with the clean and crisp taste of a Peroni lager, of course. Did we mention the sneaky way serving Peroni also cuts down on your washing up at the end of the night? You can even offer it to your clean-eating friends - Peroni Leggera is both lower-carb and mid-strength - a total win-win in our book.

And if you're stuck for ideas on how to theme your last summer event? Take a leaf from Peroni's Italian heritage and use the Amalfi Coast as your inspiration. Think: white linen tablecloths, bunches of vibrantly coloured flowers, bowls of lemons and loaves of crusty Italian bread just waiting to be dipped in olive oil. Easy, right? Now that's what we call la dolce vita.      

The secret trick to easy entertaining