Start writing
Share this Story
List View
On
Off

16 Summer Outdoor Entertaining Essentials to Shop Now

#1/17:

Stylish outdoor dining necessities

#1/17:

Stylish outdoor dining necessities

Throwing an outdoor shindig? You can do so much better than those snoozy paper plates from the grocery store. 

These adorable, oh-so-fun disposable dining and entertaining products will impress your guests and make you more than a little sad to throw them out at the end of the evening (although, hey, who's complaining about fewer dishes?).

Shop all 16 stylish picks ahead. 

#3/17:

Ice cream cups

#3/17:

Ice cream cups

I scream. You scream. We all scream for these cute ice cream cups. (Ikea, $0.99 for a pack of six)

#4/17:

Balloons

#4/17:

Balloons

Balloons that are not only fun and festive, but biodegradable too. (Green Party Goods, $4.50 – $9)

#5/17:

Flamingo straws

#5/17:

Flamingo straws

Cocktails sipped with flamingo straws are just better, right? (Etsy, $5.45 for a set of 12)

#6/17:

Placemat

#6/17:

Placemat

Forget place cards. Write your guest’s names on these chalkboard mats. (Container Store, $9.99 for a pack of 12)

#7/17:

Foil plates

#7/17:

Foil plates

Try to resist the urge to use these every day. (Green Party Goods — palm leaves, pineapples, $6.50 for a set of eight)

#8/17:

Sticky notes

#8/17:

Sticky notes

Use these gorgeous stickies to label the dishes at your next party. (Effie’s Paper, $5)

#9/17:

Cake stands

#9/17:

Cake stands

Use these for a cake, a cupcake tower, or a pile of homemade cookies. (Ikea, $6.99 for a set of three)

#10/17:

Paper plates

Cheeky
#10/17:

Paper plates

An abstract print so pretty we’d wear it was on a dress. (Cheeky, $3.59 for pack of 48)

#11/17:

Full table setting

#11/17:

Full table setting

So gorgeous, these pieces will trick even the savviest of guests. (L’entramise — from left: plates, $1.25 each; napkins, $6 for a pack of 10; flatware, $0.35 each; wine glass, $1.25 each; and water glass, $1.25 each)

#12/17:

Napkins

#12/17:

Napkins

Napkins fit for a luau... or a backyard BBQ. (Green Party Goods, $6 for a pack of 20)

#13/17:

Organic bamboo plates

#13/17:

Organic bamboo plates

Simple, elegant and chic. (Crate & Barrel, $9.97 for a set of eight)

#14/17:

Paper tablecloth

#14/17:

Paper tablecloth

More modern than gingham, this pretty tablecloth is perfect for any picnic. (Ikea, $4.99)

#15/17:

Napkins

#15/17:

Napkins

You might use these to wipe your mouth. Others might put them in a frame. (Harlow & Grey, $6.95 for a pack of 20)

#16/17:

Organic bamboo flatware

#16/17:

Organic bamboo flatware

Eco-friendly and designed like works of art, no wonder you won’t want to throw these away. (Crate & Barrel, $7.97 for a set of eight)

#17/17:

Plastic cups

#17/17:

Plastic cups

Give your red Solo cups a rest this summer and opt for this beauty instead. (Cheeky, $3.59 for pack of 22)

Close

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started