One of the best ways to savor summer at home is by dining alfresco. Somehow the food tastes better when you eat outside, don’t you think? We have been on a mission to find stylish outdoor-dining accessories, and we can’t wait to share them with you!
Start out with a charming bistro set like this one. Its European styling will set the stage for a Parisian breakfast (croissants and espresso, anyone?) or dinner.
The table is pretty enough to stand on its own, or you can put a vintage-style tablecloth on it—like the one below. If your table is round but all you have are square tablecloths, simply position it diagonally for a relaxed summer look.
Now for the decorations! While paper lanterns are a common sight at outdoor gatherings, we’ve found lanterns made of more durable fabric in pretty colors and designs. They will stand up—and stand out—through years of parties.
Do you have a complete set of barbecue utensils? This 22-piece set has everything you’ll need to get the job done: a basting brush, cutting board, eight corn holders, four skewers, four steak knives, a serrated-edge spatula, a basting brush, tongs and a two-pronged fork.
If you’ll be having dinner outside, you’ll need to make sure everyone is comfortably warm. This geometric fire pit is a stylish solution. Just fill it with firewood or charcoal for natural warmth. Its mesh top and cutout shapes allow plenty of light and heat, yet keep sparks and embers safely contained.
As the final course of every memorable meal, dessert should be a special affair. Presentation is paramount, and this Romantic Metal Cake Display will leave a lasting impression. Its ornate design will showcase your cake, cupcakes, cookies or muffins with flair.
Written by: Meryl Schoenbaum