7 Must-haves for Outdoor Entertaining

As the host, it can be difficult to relax and enjoy even the most casual outdoor gathering. Too often, our time is spent focusing on serving drinks and shuttling food from the kitchen. Yet outdoor entertaining can, and should, be a low-stress affair. Here are seven must-haves that will help you feel cool and breezy come party time.

1.

Optima Beverage Tub

After stocking up on guests’ favorite drinks, you shouldn’t have to worry about how to keep them cold or where to put a bulky cooler. With brilliant styling, our insulated beverage tub perfectly chills your refreshments without producing condensation. That means you can place it anywhere, and it won’t damage the surface or create a puddle.

2.

Alfresco Melamine Dinnerware

Another stress-minimizing decision? Eliminate the fear of broken plates without sacrificing your style. For outdoor entertaining, our extremely durable melamine collections look just like ceramic or china but resist breaking, scratching and chipping. So you don’t have to hold your breath every time a plate gets too close to the edge of a table.

3.

Riviera Striped Acrylic Drinkware

Because patios and decks are unforgiving surfaces for dropped glassware as well, substitute acrylic drinkware that looks like the real thing but doesn’t pose the risk of broken glass.

4.

The Ultimate Serving Cart

When friends and family can serve themselves, everyone feels more relaxed. And, it frees you up to mix and mingle. An outdoor bar or serving cart is the ideal self-serve station, providing all the essentials in one location. And smooth-rolling wheels make it easy to reposition.

5.

Weston Wine Caddy

For hosting a more intimate gathering, load up our wine caddy and head outdoors. It’s smartly designed to securely carry your wine, glasses and hors d’oeuvres in one trip. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

6.

Savannah Performance Table Linens

When a red wine or fruit punch spill strikes, you don’t need to worry. These table linens are machine washable, and guests will never know they’re specially coated to prevent tough stains like wine.

7.

Calaisio Rattan Placemats

Come mealtime, the natural beauty of beaded rattan placemats will nod to the alfresco setting while complementing both formal and informal tableware. Best of all, they’re easy-care and heat-resistant.

Like trusty co-hosts, these essentials will make any outdoor gathering easier to manage so you can focus on the real task at hand: spending time with family or friends.

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