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Houzz Products: It's Celebration Season!
Make an outdoor reception or shower memorable with pretty tableware, accessories and flexible furnishings
Whether you are hosting an engagement party, shower, wedding reception, or another summer soiree, planning every detail can seem daunting. The essentials from our Products section (extra seating, cover for sun or rain) and elegant extras (photo booth props, special serving pieces) will make the day a fun one to plan — and to remember.
Keep these silver mint julep cups at the table, ready to hold the bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets during the meal — or use them to arrange garden flowers for an elegant bridal shower. The cups come as a set of four, packaged in a gift box.
Set out several of these glass carafes for guests to help themselves to water or wine.
This hand-hammered, silver-plated copper pitcher would make a stunning addition to the table — and a treasured wedding gift.
Vintage-style beading adorns this footed glass plate — use it to serve up a homemade cake or bakery confections.
Use this sturdy, double-sided chalkboard easel to welcome guests, showcase the menu or point the way to the ladies’ and gents’ rooms.
When you want something more luxurious than tenting on poles, how about this decorative wrought iron gazebo? It’s easy to assemble and comes with all the tools you need.
For a private moment or just to block the sun, this posh gazebo has net draperies you can pull shut a little or a lot. The frame is made of durable steel.
Set up a fun yet simple photo booth by sticking one of these chalkboard thought bubbles on a blank wall; guests can fill it in with their wishes for the couple before snapping pictures. The vinyl decal adheres to most hard, nonporous surfaces and can be easily removed when the festivities are over.
The lightweight design of this white folding chair makes your set-up easy, and its curvaceous back and seat will keep guests comfy.
Classic with a hint of romance, this cake plate has a scalloped edge for sweetness and a dome for practicality. It’s almost 13 inches in diameter.
The gorgeous lace border surrounding this organic cotton tablecloth upgrades it to heirloom status.
Buying rather than renting an extra folding table or two for your shindig can be worth the cost if you love to entertain.
Cover up a less-than-perfect patio floor or gussy up a plain deck with this pretty indoor-outdoor rug.
Bring a sense of grandeur to your shower or reception by placing a pair of these elegant spiral-shaped faux topiaries near the entrance.
These cotton-linen-blend cocktail napkins are more elegant than paper, come in a roll of 50 and can be washed and reused up to six times.
This French bar stool looks chic indoors or out.
The sea grass cover on this simple glass gives it a summery vibe, and it’s perfect for keeping iced drinks from sweating on a hot day.
A set of these Moroccan tea glasses would be a versatile investment for the table — use them as bud vases for a quick and creative display, place tea lights inside or, of course, drink from them.
The smoky hue of this tumbler is sophisticated, and the crown motif is fitting for a wedding celebration.
The couple can use these keepsake glasses after the wedding as his-and-her bedside water tumblers.
This footed glass looks far more expensive than it is and would add a dash of bohemian elegance to the table.
Clear as a midsummer sky, with clean, modern lines, this carafe would look crisp set on tables dressed all in white.
End your event on a memorable note by whipping up frothy espresso drinks with this sleek retro-style espresso machine. It takes ground coffee or pods.
Bring a shine to the dessert table by serving coffee and tea in gleaming stainless steel cups and saucers. The cups are double walled to keep hot drinks insulated.
When you are making hot drinks for a crowd, it can be useful to have a second teakettle on hand — this Le Creuset model works hard and looks good doing it.
Honey-hued rattan would bring warmth and texture to a buffet table. Fill this caddy with silverware so guests can grab their own.
A summery update on the classic hotel-style coffee carafe, this boasts a chic wicker cover. An integrated tea filter means you can use it for coffee or tea.
This goblet can handle water or wine with ease. Spring for a full set for the table or just a pair for the lucky couple.
Tweet, tweet! A sweet bird is perched on this milk-white pitcher, which is perfect for serving juice at brunch or holding a bouquet of flowers.
Looking for something in between plasticware and real cutlery? Try bamboo utensils instead — they are good looking and reusable, and the price is right.
Keep salads and sides crisp and cold by filling the base of this bowl with ice.
Make sure you have enough servers to dish up everything on the menu — this teak pair has an elegant shape.
For an intimate gathering at home, these Italian linen dinner napkins illustrated with lovebirds will add an elegant touch to the table.
Give guests a choice of two cold beverages with this double glass beverage dispenser — hang chalkboard labels over the spouts to label what’s what.
For an old-fashioned affair, fill this mason-jar-style dispenser with sweet tea.
“To my heart you hold the key” reads this wall hanging, made with a vintage lock and key. It would make a sweet gift from one partner to the other.
For a summer brunch, accompany those bagels with butter and cream cheese served from this double butter dish.
Fill a few of these rustic terra-cotta pots with rosemary plants and line them up at the center of the table for garden-inspired decor.
Basic white drop cloths are tough, versatile and inexpensive — use one as an aisle runner or whip up outdoor curtains or tablecloths on a budget.
These beautifully illustrated oversize match boxes would make a lovely favor, especially when paired with a personal note.
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