10 Essentials for a Gorgeous Garden Party
Time to mow the lawn and prep your flowerbeds because you’re going to want to host parties outdoors all spring and summer long. Here’s what you need to pull off your soirees under the sun.
Whether ice cold water or homemade lemonade, drinks look more appealing displayed in a beautiful pitcher. We’re gaga over this one.
Ichendorf Sunrise Italian Glass Cylinder Pitcher, $125, food52.com
Swap paper napkins for gorgeous (and affordable!) linens to really elevate even the most casual backyard gatherings.
H&M washed linen napkin in dark yellow, $5.99 each, hm.com
The hor d'oeuvres aren’t the only stars on the table. A good looking platter makes any dish taste better.
LSA International Lotta Serving Platter & Ash Base, $80, amazon.com
No one likes warm drinks so keep your beverages chilled in a chic ice bucket. We're obsessed with this one that’s part of the new Aerin and Williams Sonoma collection.
Williams Sonoma AERIN Ardsley Champagne Bucket, $149.95, williams-sonoma.com
No matter what season, your guests love digging into a cheese platter, keep that in mind when it’s time to invest in a quality cheese board.
Anthropologie Barbaza Marble Cheese Board, $178, anthropologie.com
If you have a gorgeous wooden picnic table and don't want to cover it up with a tablecloth, a table runner is a great way to add some order and elegance to your fete.
Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Blue Stripe Table Runner, $17.99, target.com
Fun Lawn Games
Nothing ruins a party like unwanted guests, especially those that are out to get you. Keep pests away with a pretty citronella candle.
Skeem Design Citronella candles, $48, shopterrain.com
Hardy flowers, like roses or hydrangea, can stand up to the heat and are really all the décor you need.
Lanterns, candles and string lights add the perfect warm ambience for your party.
West Elm Wood + Rope Lanterns, $39-$103 depending on size, westelm.com