Guest Picks: Summertime Soiree
I just cannot wait to host my first summertime soiree; however, I really need to get a few staples: drink dispensers, hurricane lamps, ample seating, a hammock to relax in and a couple of pillows. This is my favorite time of year, and even if you're not hosting a big party, it's always fun to sit in your backyard and enjoy the warm weather. Another drink, please! — Melissa from Chic Coles
Blue Stripe Single Hammock With Stand & Pillow - $179.99
Sit back and relax with your very own freestanding personal hammock. It's perfect even if you don't have trees.
Glass Drink Dispenser - $59
I am absolutely obsessed with these glass drink dispensers. They are perfect for afternoon tea or even hard lemonade during a summer soiree.
White Antigua Outdoor Throw Pillow - $24.99
Brighten up your outdoor furniture with an eccentric and lively pair of pillows. I love how these use corals and blues together.
Montauk Lantern, Small - $192
Decorate your outdoor coffee table with this Montauk hurricane lantern. Add a bit of sea glass for a pop of color, and let the flames dance.
9-Foot Blue Turquoise Umbrella - $99.99
Outdoor entertaining wouldn't be complete without a bit of shade. Make some with these summer umbrellas. The turquoise is my favorite color!
'Ball of Fire' Fire Pit - $329.99
Keep the party going through the night with a fire pit. I've always wanted one, just like a mini bonfire.
Dynasty Aluminum Bench - $100
I love the detailing on this bench. The geometric back gives it a lot more personality.
Grate Placemat Set - $14
Don't forget the placemats! Just because you're eating outside doesn't mean you can skimp on the little details.
Hampstead Teak Planter, Honey - $549
Use two of these planters to flank the entryway to the garden or on the corners of your patio. Add brightly colored flowers and a few succulents.
Live Ivy Classic Topiary - $189
I just love topiaries. This ivy is chic and will make all of your friends think you have a green thumb — even if you don't.
Bali Club Chair Collection - $16.99
This collection of chairs from World Market is so much fun! They're functional and provide an inexpensive form of seating for everyone at your party.
Chef Tim Love Flor Azul Three-Section Dish - $16.95
Dips, dips and more dips. This tray would be perfect for holding salsa, guacamole and chips all at the same time.
Huron Woven Pendant - $90
Set the lighting for a nighttime summer soiree by adding these woven lanterns to your deck or patio.
Turquoise Cadiz Mosaic Bistro Table - $99.99
Everyone needs a fabulous place to put their summertime drinks. Another piña colada?
Outdoor Metal Rectangular Tray - $19
This tray has a very beachy and nautical feel because of the rope handles. It would be perfect for carrying drinks and hors d'oeuvres.
Striped Versilia Beach Towel, Blue - $38
Offer your guests a stylish and comfortable option for when they get out of the pool at your next party. I love these stripes.
Daily Doily Napkin Holder - $8
Avoid having the wind blow your napkins away and keep them snug in this napkin holder. Your guests will thank you.
Metal Ice Cream Scoop, Blue - $18
Don't forget about the ice cream scoop! A summer soiree is not complete without a couple scoops of mint chocolate chip. Make sure the scoop matches the color of the ice cream.
Galvanized Metal Rolling Wagon Party Bucket - $199
Wow your guests with a drink cart — but don't forget the ice!