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Fun finds under $20 for summer entertaining

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

Sizzle this season

From pool parties to dinner parties, it's the season for spending time around the house, whether that's indoors or out. SheKnows has uncovered some great bargains for the home (or just outside the home) to keep the summer season sizzling!

Sizzle this season

Serve some refreshments

Serve your guests fruit-infused water, just like you see at many resorts during the warm months. This fruit infusion pitcher from Target has a removable rod to keep fruit separate from the water (or iced tea), but still provide fresh flavor. Since it's clear, your fruit will make a pretty display.
Price: $20

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Sizzle this season

Crafty (and functional) coasters

If you wish you were at the beach, these coasters will inspire you! These coastal cork coasters from Etsy are so perfectly designed you can almost hear the ocean calling. Perfect for entertaining or just hanging out with the family when cold beverages are the drink of choice. There are several patterns to choose from.
Price: $12 for a set of four

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Floral inspiration

The summer season means pretty backyard flowers. Display them in this handblown glass vase from CB2. It's one vase made of four glasses fused together. Add individual stems of pretty flowers to make a simple, yet sophisticated statement.
Price: $10 each

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Toss a few pillows

An easy way to move through the seasons and add some summer fun to your home is to pick up a few throw pillows in fun designs. We love this beach sign decorative pillow from JC Penney. From bright colors to specific themes, you'll be able to easily transform any room in your home.
Price: $18 each

Wrap it up

Whether you're dining in or alfresco, these colorful glass bead napkin rings from Pier 1 Imports will add a festive touch to any meal. There are a variety of colors combined to make these napkin rings a perfect match for just about any tableware.
Price: $4 each

You don't have to spend a fortune decorating and entertaining this summer. Just a few inexpensive items can transform any home.

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