Outdoor Entertaining Essentials
If the weather for you is anything like where we are, it doesn’t seem like spring or summer are on the horizon, but they are definitely coming. When they do, there is nothing better than hosting an outdoor get together.
While it’s fun to see friends and family year round, there’s just something about warm weather that makes us extra social. Maybe it’s the fact that a lot of the mess is outside and there is less to clean up. Hey, we want to enjoy the party too!
Whether gatherings are big or small, fancy or casual, you need a few staples to ensure a good time is had by all. The awesome thing about investing in some of these things (and let’s face it, some are an investment), is that they will last for years. Once you have a grill and patio set you love, you are good to go for parties not just this summer, but the next, and the next, and, well, you get the idea.
Plus, just because you aren’t having a party, doesn’t mean you don’t want to fire up the grill or have dinner outside. Why only have outdoor fun when guests are over?
Check out the slideshow for all the things that will make your backyard paradise!
Aluminum Bar Cart
This classy cart is durable and perfect for moving the party to different places in the yard.
Square Fire Table
This is awesome for those chilly nights, and we love it so much, we even use it when it's not that chilly.
Round Smith and Hawken Ottoman
Seating is at a premium during parties and we love this ottoman for its versatility as seating or a table. Plus, this one is on clearance!
Casual Traditional Patio Collection
Any outdoor festivity starts with great patio furniture. We love this set for just about any locale or occasion. The availability of accessories takes the guess work out of creating a cohesive look.
Green Wire String Lights
Outdoor lights create the best ambiance and we love these for stringing around a deck or above a patio.
Outdoor LED Bronze Pathway Lights
Not only do pathway lights create wonderful atmosphere, but they also provide safety, illuminating steps, curves, and other potential pitfalls.
Round Striped Umbrella
That summer sun can be hot, so no patio is complete without an umbrella to provide some shade.
If you have an umbrella, you have to make sure it stays in place. This durable base will ensure safe summer fun.
Metal and Marble Butterfly Wind Chimes
There is nothing quite as peaceful as a wind chime. We love this butterfly one!
Char-Broil 4 Burner Gas Grill
What is summer without burgers and hot dogs on the grill? We love the convenience of this one and the side burner that is perfect for making barbecue sauce or a starchy side.
Clear Plastic Dinner Plates
None of us want our good dishes broken, and parties are about way more than the plates on which the food is being served. These plastic plates eliminate the mess!
We won't judge if you serve wine in red Solo Cups, but these glasses offer an unbreakable, washable alternative, and are made in the USA!