July Obsessions! 13 Fabulous Finds Under $100 for Summer Outdoor Entertaining

July 14, 2010 Entertaining Essentials

Here are our picks for the 13 perfect pieces you need to host a fabulous outdoor soiree this summer…and they’re all under $100!

1. Bianca Melamine Dinnerware, $2.95-4.95 at Crate & Barrel: This elegant classic white dinnerware has the look of ceramic but is made of melamine for durability, making it perfect for outdoor dining.

2. Aqua Market Umbrella, $69.99 at Pier 1 Imports: Take refuge from the sun under this colorful umbrella that’s sure to brighten up your next outdoor gathering.

3. Utensil Holder & Condiment Caddy, $6.95-8.95 at Crate & Barrel: You can add color to your outdoor table setting by storing your flatware and condiments in these sunny hued caddy totes.

4. BLANDA Serving Bowl, $4.99-14.99 at Ikea: These turquoise colored serving bowls are dishwasher safe and come in a variety of sizes for various serving needs.

5. Silvertone Plastic Cutlery – set of 24, $7.99  at Walmart: Stylish and affordable, this plastic cutlery offers the look of real silver without the silver price tag!

6. Acrylic Margarita Glasses, $4.95 at Crate & Barrel: No outdoor soiree is complete without fabulous cocktails and these acrylic glasses are perfect for serving margaritas or other frozen drinks.

7. SIGRID Striped Tablecloth $14.99 at Ikea: Add a bold splash to your picnic table with this  colorful striped tablecloth from Ikea!

8.  Acrylic Stacking Double Old-Fashioned Glasses, $2.50-4.50 at Crate & Barrel: These practical, all-purpose glasses come in fun summer colors and are both stackable and dishwasher safe!

9. BORRBY Lantern, $6.99 at Ikea: For summer parties after sundown, you can’t forget about lighting! The Borby lantern from Ikea holds a block candle to add a soft, illuminating glow to your table.

10. Bash Party Tub, $24.95 at CB2: Keep your beverages cool with this stylish, curved party tub.

11. Spun Rattaan Serving Trays, $16 at West Elm: These rattan serving trays will add texture to your table for a layered and organic look.

12. TEKLA Dish Towel , $.049 each: At less than 50 cents each, you can re-purpose these cotton dish towels as napkins, adding a nice touch for your guests and are also more eco-friendly compared to disposable napkins.

13. Mason Jar Drink Dispenser, $69.00 at Pottery Barn: A good old fashioned mason jar drink dispenser allows your guests to help themselves to their favorite summer beverage!

2 Comments

Ludmila {creamylife.com}

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I love this board so much, especially because I see lots of turquoise & yellows which are my favorite colors! Thank you for the inspiration. xoxo

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such fun! especially adore the rattan serving trays — makes me wish summer could last forever . . .

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