It started to cool down in DC this week, making it bearable to be outside again (And yes, 85 now feels chilly compared to 105!). My favorite summer activity is having friends over for a casual get together in our yard, when its pleasant to be outside. We’ve collected some staples over our summers so that we’re able to throw something together on short notice while still looking classier than paper plates & solo cups!
I love classic preppy pieces in bright summer colors to host a wine & cheese party or backyard barbeque. The first thing to do is buy outdoor furniture that is comfortable & inviting for social situations.
world market adirondack chair| pottery barn outdoor umbrella| we glow orange hurricane lantern| world market green adirondack table| pottery barn outdoor clock| design darling coral ikat pillow| design darling pink scroll pillow| design darling blue circle pillow| world market garden bench
Classic pieces as your base with fun lights or pillows that can be changed out when you’re bored of a specific color or pattern!
world market ikat party tub| design darling monogrammed ice bucket| kates plates serving tray| world market wicker flatware holder| a hole in the punch striped straws| crate & barrel flower pots| crate & barrel acrylic stacking wine glasses| target polka dotted paper napkins
Having serving pieces on hand make your party seem fancy even if you just grabbed whatever was in the fridge to put out. We usually bring out our dishes if we need plates but a lot of the time we’re serving appetizers or cheese so just need a variety of platters or bowls.
What’s your favorite way to entertain at home in the summer?