A big thank you to Cost Plus World Market for sponsoring this post.
Here’s everything you need to make your outdoor area a fabulous place to entertain this summer!
Memorial Day weekend is here! You know what this means? The summer entertaining season has officially started. Time to spruce up the patio deck, fire up the BBQ grill and start enjoying this warm weather to the fullest. The past few weeks I’ve been working hard on getting both my front porch and my backyard ready for guests. Which means I’ve been doing some fun shopping at my local Fort Collins World Market. If you’re getting ready to entertain like I am, you may be wondering what you need to prepare your outdoors.
Well, I have good news! I’ve put together a roundup for you. These top 10 summer outdoor entertaining items will help you create a relaxing area for you and your guests to enjoy all that Summer has to offer. Plus this weekend is a great time to shop because there is special coupon happening right now! I’ll tell you how to get yours in a minute, first lets see what ya need. 😉
Of course, all great outdoor entertaining begins with food and drinks! I love this Aegean Melamine Dinnerware (1). The cool blue and teal colors scream Summer to me. And I think the Dark Blue Ombre Glasses (2) are a nice compliment to the dinnerware.
No one wants to constantly be mixing drinks all night long, so that’s why a Glass Yorkshire Dispenser (3) is a must have for summer gatherings. To keep bottled drinks cold and easily accessible, a Galvanized Party Tub (5)) is great too. Fill with a bag of ice and your guests can enjoy cold drinks for hours. Oh! We can’t forget the Chip and Dip Bowl (5) full of tortilla chips and guacamole. At least, that’s what you would find at my house!
But if you want to snack on something different, World Market also has a great selection of food and drinks to stock up. Do you know they now carry Clearly Canadian Wild Cherry Sparkling Water? I lived on this drink when I was in High School. So good!
Now that we covered the food and drink, it’s time for the decor! The St. Martin Occasional Bench (6) is a super comfy place to lounge. I’ve already been enjoying mine on the front porch. (You’ll see more details on it when I share my Summer Home tour in a few weeks!)
I love to jazz up benches with cute pillows too. Plus they make the seating area all that more comfy. I love the solid Blue Outdoor Throw Pillow (7) for a nice pop of color!
You can enjoy your conversations longer into the night with a warm Blue Striped Variegated Throw (8) and a little soft lighting. I love to place lanterns all over my porch and deck. I love the style of these two Antiqued Zinc Cargo Lanterns (9). Ground the whole space with a stylish rug like the Blue and Gray Esme Outdoor Rug (10). A simple rug makes your outdoor space feel more like a living room area.
Remember that coupon I mentioned earlier? You can grab your 20% off coupon, plus 10% off food, wine and beer by visiting your local World Market. This offer is only valid in-store so if you want to save big this weekend, be sure to stop by your local Cost Plus World Market store. (Locate yours by clicking HERE.)