07/02/2014 11:54 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

7 Best Summer Entertaining Essentials

Hello, summer. We've been waiting for you. Before crunch time arrives (you know, the time between 4th of July and Labor Day), make sure your home is hosting ready. Weekend crashers, we are so ready for you.

Dress your space with our picks for the season:

Serena & Lily Milano Dinner Plate
Sunshine just hit the patio table. These vibrant enameled steel plates are so worth having to do the dishes.
Buy it now: $38

Serena & Lily Raffia Placemats
Round braided mats that are screaming for an impromptu brunch. Another round of lemonade, please.
Buy it now: $38 for four

Safavieh Floral Stencil Garden Stool


Stool-turned-spare surface that's ideal for setting that pitcher of sangria or pulling in an extra seat. Some guests you'll never be ready for.
Buy it now: $178

Safavieh Cayuga Indoor/Outdoor Rug


Stripes are a solid decorating choice for the patio, porch, or terrace.
Buy it now: $84.50

Serena & Lily Captiva Napkins
The right napkins can take your table to brand new stylish heights. A touch of Caribbean blue adds seasonal charm to an outdoor soiree.
Buy it now: $38 for four

Serena & Lily Maritime Outdoor Pillow Cover
Celadon teams up with coral for a punchy pop of color to toss on the chaise lounge.
Buy it now: $68

Crate and Barrel Stemless White Wine Glasses
Serve the signature drink from a stemless glass. Party fouls, stay off our turf.
Buy it now: $20 for 12


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