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I absolutely love entertaining friends and family at my home– it’s a huge joy sparker for me! Ever since I was a little girl, the feeling of having a full home with lots of people sharing a meal, drinks, and laughter always makes me feel whole and comforted. It has always been a huge priority for me as an adult (and especially as a Mom!) to make our home a place where people love to come, spend time, and have fun. I’ve noticed that my kids are turning into little party-lovers as much as I was at their age. I always felt a certain amount of pride and having a home where people liked to enjoy themselves, and I feel it today too. Entertaining is a primary hobby of mine and one I find to be such a stress reliever (I know most people feel the opposite!). But I always try to remind people who feel overwhelmed by hosting, that there is nothing quite as special as looking around a room of your nearest and dearest who are genuinely enjoying themselves and feel a sense of comfort and pride in helping to create that moment for them. Watching people enjoy themselves is a joy in itself!
Each year around this time, I like to share a little roundup of outdoor entertaining pieces. It’s such a nice time to be outside with friends and family. Especially with all the craziness of the pandemic over the last couple of years, outdoor dining and socializing tend to be a style that people of all ages and anxiety levels can enjoy comfortably. Because of that, it’s a nice area of your hostess arsenal to invest in! Below are some of my favorite recent finds. Let me know which ones catch your eye!
Sarah Campbell Bamboo Melamine Serving Bowl
Melamine is always so amazing for entertaining outdoors since it’s shatterproof. I fell hard for the pattern on these gorgeous pieces. Love this bowl!
Sarah Campbell Bamboo Melamine Platter
I love this fun, coordinating platter that’s big enough for burgers or lots of grilled veggies.
Sarah Campbell Bamboo Melamine Dinner Plate
The dinner plates round out the set!
Bamboo Melamine Hibiscus Dinner Plate
I also love these melamine dinner plates with a block print vibe.
Marin Sage Melamine Dinner Plate
For a more neutral style, I love this sage green dinner plate. Also melamine!
Sarah Campbell Napkin Rings
How adorable are these rattan flower napkin rings?! I got two sets as soon as I saw them.
Collins Cheese Board
I have this cheese board and love it because it can double as a chic and neutral drink tray.
Poolside Highball Tumbler Multi Set of 4
I love this stylish set of shatterproof tumblers. Great for water or cocktails!
Outdoor Living Longs Peak Eucalyptus Sideboard
If you plan on entertaining often outdoors, an outdoor console table or sideboard is a must. I love this one because it feels really traditional and sturdy.
Rolling Cooler Cart
We have a rolling cooler cart and it’s such a star during the warm months when friends are over!
Stackable Beverage Dispensers with Stand
This stackable beverage dispenser is genius because you can put a kid-friendly drink on the bottom and a batch cocktail on top!
Washed White Woven Lantern
Starting at $48
These lanterns are beautiful to set the mood in your entertaining space!
Blue Pheasant Voru Wine Caddy
I ordered this wine caddy for outdoor dinners on the patio with friends.
Weathering Steel Obelisk Chiminea
I have an outdoor fireplace already, but I was so taken by this super modern and chic chiminea that I had to include it here! Such a great find if you need something similar for your space!
Gingham Woven Wicker Picnic Basket
How swoon-worthy is this picnic basket? Such a fun date idea.
Acrylic Stemless Wine Glass
Acrylic wine glasses are a must when entertaining on a patio!
Leland Rattan Beverage Tub
How cute is this beverage tub?! Perfect for tabletop.
Pitcher with 4 Bubble Tumblers
This pitcher has four bubble tumblers included, for easy storage and transport.