Guest Picks: Summer Entertaining Essentials
Set the Table for Warm Weather Dining Fun
A collection of fabulous entertaining ideas for great summer get-togethers. Think color, pattern and a splash of unexpected fun — summer parties are all about a festive atmosphere. —Cyd from The Sweetest Occasion
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Mars Party Tub - $24.95
A colorful party tub is perfect for keeping summer drinks chilled despite the heat.
Oasis Dessert Plates - $32
I can't get enough of pretty tableware. These playful plates are perfect for dinner parties casual and formal.
Paper Straws - $4
Cute straws make every celebration a little sweeter. These paper straws have a vintage appeal.
Isis Plate Set - $55
Loads of color and pattern bring a summer table to life. Melamine makes for easy care = bonus!
Bohemian Summer Floor Cushion - $39.99
A stack of pretty cushions in durable weather-proof fabric are ideal for lounging and extra seating.
Vintage Wood Serving Set - $19
I love these pretty wooden serving spoons. They're perfect for outdoor parties where you don't want to use your fancy silver.
Garden Torch Lights - $58
These tiki torches get a touch of glam in pretty bronze!
Firepit Cookout Set - $59.99
For a backyard fete, great campfire foods are a must. Hot dogs, s'mores and pies are cooked up with ease with this fun camp cooking set.
Multicolored Dinner Napkins - $39.95
Cloth napkins always make a great impression. In colorful fiesta hues they're vibrant and fun enough for summer.
Agave Chip and Dip - $36.95
A great chip bowl also holds your salsa or dip in style.
Awning Stripe Table Cloth - $88
Nothing says summer like nautical-inspired stripes in bold colors. This table cloth is perfect for summer parties!
Summer Vine Lantern - $24
A pretty lantern like this one adds instant ambiance when entertaining outdoors.
Mediterranean Blue Glassware - $11.99
I dig pretty glassware for cold glasses of minted water to keep hydrated in the summer sun. The cobalt color of these is irresistible.
The Art of Serving Table Art - Set of 7 - $39
Colorful serving bowls are perfect for holding dips and crudite for a crowd.
Galvanized Steel Bucket Grill - $19.99
For parties on the go, I'm loving this portable bucket charcoal grill. Take it to the beach or the park for impromptu celebrations.
Set of 4 Harbor Seafood Bibs - $17.95
For a summer lobster bake, I love these colorful seafood bibs.
CALYPSO St. Barth for Target® Tumbler Set of 6 - $29.99
Colorful tumblers that are as indestructible as they are good looking are perfect for poolside soirees.
Backyard Bocce Set - $14.95
Summer fun isn't complete without a good old-fashioned game of bocce ball. I love the vintage appeal of the packaging here.
Ceramic Stripe Drink Dispenser - $52
With preppy navy and white stripes, this drink dispenser is perfect for entertaining on hot summer days.