Soiree in the Sun

Without question, one of my favorite things about summer is inviting friends and family over for a casual backyard get together. Unlike the typically buttoned-up holiday season, summer entertaining tends to be much more forgiving of formalities and tradition, and all about having fun. Toss elaborate table settings out the window — to throw a successful summer party, all you need are a few key accessories that will transform your outdoor area into an inviting space. We’ve curated a collection of some of our favorite outdoor home products that are perfect for an estival fete, so click through and be sure to let us know which items you always keep on hand when it comes to summer entertaining.

  • Serenity Now 1 of 8
    Serenity Now
    Escape the exhausting summer heat in this bohemian hammock. Dripping with braided fringe by Anthropologie, it's the perfect backyard accessory.
  • Keep Cool 2 of 8
    Keep Cool
    Fill up this environmentally-friendly drink dispenser from Anthropologie with your favorite summer bet, and prop it up on a small table next to your hammock for a convenient thirst quencher.
  • Floored 3 of 8
    Set the stage for your outdoor area with a space-defining rug like this one from West Elm. durable and waterproof making it perfect for an outdoor lounge spot.
  • On the Side 4 of 8
    On the Side
    Paired with your hammock or favorite spot to lounge outdoors, this Euclid side table by West Elm is the perfect surface to rest your summer reading and refreshing cocktail. It's lightweight and easy to transport so wherever you go, Euclid goes.
  • Light it Up 5 of 8
    Light it Up
    Nothing illuminates an outdoor space like these petit glass and twine lanterns from Terrain. Suspend a couple from a tree and watch them glimmer.
  • Into the Wild 6 of 8
    Into the Wild
    Embrace the wildlife in your outdoor space with this reclaimed ight fixture turned bird feederl. Invite birds to flock to this one of a kind piece and serenade you with their chirping -- is their a better soundtrack to summer?
  • Weather the Elements 7 of 8
    Weather the Elements
    Terrain has it down when it comes to skin and hair care for the harsh summer weather. This organic serum is chock full of antioxidants and vitamins and is super lightweight.
  • Bug Free 8 of 8
    Bug Free
    Everyone knows the most frustrating part of outdoor living can be pesky bugs. Keep them away with this summer night candle by Terrain. Made of clean-burning soy wax and scented with citronella, it's a perfectly practical addition to your summer table.

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