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33 Tips & Essentials for Summer Entertaining

From outdoor decorating to cooking, we make it easy to throw a party!

  • Fleece Throw Textiles Plus Inc. $10.81
    Tip!
    Don't forget that summer nights can turn crisp. Stash a few lightweight blankets in a basket on your patio.

  • Shima Vase Vita V Home $69.95
    Tip!
    Keep summer centerpieces simple. Even a single bloom from your garden looks special in a colorful vase.

  • Acacia Ice Bucket Woodard & Charles $49.99
    Tip!
    Fill a bucket three-quarters full with ice and top with cold water. Place the bottle of wine inside, and it should be ready in about 20 minutes.

  • Chelsea Beverage Server Artland $36.82
    Tip!
    Don't waste time mixing drinks to order. A beverage dispenser lets you make one big batch so guests can help themselves.

  • Remington Two Piece Round Chill and Serve Serving Set Tablecraft $82.50
    Tip!
    If you're serving outside, remember to keep cold food, especially seafood and dishes with mayo, chilled to a safe temperature.

  • 8.25' Market Umbrella International Caravan From $58.13 (prices vary)
    Tip!
    If you want to encourage outdoor relaxation, shade is a must. Position seating under umbrellas, awnings, and even trees.

  • Ainsley Square Scalloped Deck Light Kichler $78.00
    Tip!
    Make sure to illuminate outdoor walkways for your guests, especially if you have stairs leading from your deck to the backyard.

  • Margarator Frozen Drink Machine Nostalgia Electrics $94.50
    Tip!
    Beat the heat with a frosty beverage. This blender can make up to a gallon of margaritas at once!

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