7 Outdoor Entertaining Tips You Need This Summer

From your colorful tablecloths, to the plates you munch off of, to the cups you'll clink your drinks in, we have the guide (and goods) for your perfectly polished outdoor summer entertaining!  Use what you've got or shop till you drop, either way we will help with some summer entertaining tips one that your guests will never forget - and probably show off on all over their Instagram stories. All products are durable, shatterproof and wine proof great for outdoor entertaining and easy clean up!

See our 7 must have outdoor summer entertaining tips below:

1. Color me pretty!

There's no shame in having all white dinnerware. Just sneak in a pop of color with a bright placemat or charger to show your guests you've got a little something up your sleeve. It's not summer if you don't have a little bit of color.

Summer Outdoor Entertaining Tips Colorful Placemats



2. Everybody's Hangry

Kids are out playing in the pool while the adults hang in the back. But running around in the hot sun makes you crave just a bite to tide you over until the main course. Plus, who doesn't love a good cheese tray? Keep out nibbles and bites to serve from the moment guests arrive.


The perfect Cheese Plates


Photo | How Sweet Eats

3. Poppin' bottles

"I'd like a warm glass one wine" - said no one ever. Keep your wine and liquor nice and cool with a wine chiller or ice bucket. Don't be afraid to make a statement with it. Be bold and booze on while you're celebrating this summer!

Top modern ice buckets for summer entertaining


4. Pour it up. Pour it up.

There's no summertime sadness here. Just celebrations and spirits!  Fill your guests glasses from a pitcher your guests are going to want to sneak home with them. Don't have one of those? Well lucky for you we just added this gorgeous Palla Pitcher by Mario Luca Giusti available in 8 colors. Sleek and durable.

Mario Luca Giusti Acrylic Colorful Pitchers


5. Durable drinkware

Clumsy is my middle name and no one likes breaking their favorite glasses. These shatterproof drinkware options are definitely suitable for not just the summer but any outdoor festivities. Serve your moscow mules or spiked lemonade in these unique drinking glasses and let the party continue sans the worry!


Shatterproof Drinkware for Summer Entertaining


6. Serve in Style

Whether it's serving utentils or bowls, acrylic is the best material for your summer outdoor entertaining. Easy to clean and elegant like glass. Your guests won't be able to tell the difference.

Summer Entertaining Tips Outdoor Servingware


Salad Credit & Recipe | Nadia Lim

7. Rule the party without ruining the table! 

You can only flip your tablecloth so many times and fold your napkins so many ways that the stains don't show. These table linens by Mode Living are specially coated to prevent any wine or liquid stains, plus they all cost less than $200. One less thing to stress about when your summer celebration comes to an end. Toss on some colorful napkins and festive summer time linens to really make a splash! 

Wine Proof Napkins and Tablecloths for Summer Entertaining


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