We know relaxing backyard barbecuing just as well as anybody. We love to put our feet in the grass, grab a cold beer and kick it with friends, no fuss necessary. It’s one of the best parts of summer. But we also know that sometimes, these casual get-togethers don’t cut it for the wannabe Ina Gartens that lives in us. Sometimes, we want to do more than paper plates and Heinz ketchup bottles on a checkered tablecloth. Sometimes, we want to play host, show off our impeccable taste in decor and celebrate the best weather of the season.
When that mood is in full swing, these are the summertime entertaining essentials you won’t want to miss. From classic carafes and whimsical sea-themed salad plates to rustic candle lanterns and playful botanical bottle openers, there are so many ways to express your hosting style through practical decor. These are just a few.