That season is upon us again: outdoor dining season! There is nothing more relaxing or enjoyable than gathering with friends and sharing a meal in the fabulous weather. The little ones can run wild, the food always tastes better, and cleaning up is a breeze. Outdoor dining can be made that much more enjoyable with the right tools. Here are some of our favorite items to enjoy outdoor dining this summer.
This classic dining table is the perfect piece to complete your backyard, patio, and garden. Simple, yet elegant, your family and friends will enjoy many outdoor BBQs around this table. It expands, allowing you to adjust the number of chairs it will seat depending on the size of your party.
The look of this classic “x” back chair is all the rage right now. These high-quality armed chairs made with durable teak will complete your dining look. These chairs include cushions made with a water-resistant fabric that will stand up to the little messes of life, allowing you to use these chairs outdoors with any dinner guest.
This adorable blue and white stripe, tassel umbrella will instantly refresh and update your outdoor dining space. This canopy can provide UPF50+ protection and block over 98% of UV rays, keeping you cool and comfortable. This umbrella has a fabulous tilt feature with push-button to provide optimal shade as the sun moves.
If you prefer pendant lights over your table on a screened-in porch, we love the chic look of clustering a few pendants over a dining table. This rattan meets sunbleached flair will make you dream of summer. They are made of a powder-coated steel frame and weather-friendly wicker, which are sure to stand the test of time.
Outdoor lighting sets the tone and ambiance for an enjoyable after-dark dining experience. The look of strung bistro lights is a classic that provides a romantic setting without too bright of lights. These are heavy-duty and weather-proof.
One of the key pieces to outdoor dining is a grill. With an EGG there is simply no need for a separate grill, smoker, pizza oven, or rotisserie device, the EGG does all of this and more, to perfection! You also can rest assured that this uses only clean/safe ingredients for your family — no need to use lighter fluid or propane.
This rattan tray is perfect for transporting your grilling needs from the kitchen to the grill or outdoor table. It looks beautiful and extends your storage space. This set comes with useful coasters and is super easy to clean, making it an ideal choice for outdoor dining.
We love the look for less of this outdoor rug. The classic gray diamond weave mimics much more expensive brands and will hold up great against weather and stains. Plus, the geo-pattern rug has spray latex to help keep it in place.
Having an outdoor bar is crucial to keep the good times rolling and this outdoor console brings elegance to the patio. Crafted to mimic the look of handwoven rattan, but made of weather-friendly resin, it is the perfect vessel for displaying potted plants or as a serving station for food or barware when your guests join for outdoor dining.
This beautiful beverage dispenser is crafted of premium-grade, ultra-durable glass, and the stainless steel spigot is 100% leak-proof and drip-free. A tin metal lid keeps bugs and debris out of your beverages, allowing you to enjoy cocktails, lemonade, iced tea, infused water, or punch in a pleasant, neat, manner. The inner ice cylinder helps your drinks remain cool for hours without diluting your beverages. We also love that this dispenser encourages your guests to self-serve when dining outdoors.
You’re going to need the right tools to produce all of that grilling goodness. This set includes everything you will need and is made of extra-thick stainless steel that’s sturdy and heavy. This set has contoured handles that are comfortable and includes a fork for easy grabbing, a wide-head spatula for flipping, tongs that secure shut to save space, and a brush for sauces.
These adorable, durable quality placemats make your outdoor gatherings feel more polished. They are perfect for gathering around the table surrounded by family and friends this summer. The charming cotton placemats are reversible for extra styling options. You are free to mix and match for a customized look.
These adorable batik linen napkins are just the refined touch for your outdoor tablescape. This beautiful balance between high style and pure simplicity will instantly upgrade your bbq and can be mixed and matched with other set pieces to achieve a more eclectic look.
These tumblers are easy to use, beautiful, and sturdy enough for everyday use. At two bucks a pop, these can easily be replaced. Decorated with a stunning embossed floral pattern, this tall plastic tumbler adds appeal to your outdoor dining.
This dinnerware set serves four with a dinner plate, salad plate, and bowl. This stunning, unbreakable, retro blue set will be the star of the show of your outdoor dining. The heavyweight, durable melamine feels like ceramic but is lighter and less prone to chipping.
Setting the ambiance is important when hosting a fabulous outdoor dining event. The sounds from Polk Audio speakers cannot be beaten. It creates a great mood to have the same music carried throughout your house and outdoors. Not only do these speakers create exceptional outdoor sound but they seamlessly blend into your corners and walls.
Nothing beats long, peaceful dinners with great friends with fabulous food and wine. Keep your guests lingering longer with comfortable pillows and throws to keep them warm on cool summer nights. The block print pattern screams summer and will look stunning with any decor.
Creating a relaxed, outdoor dining experience is so much easier on the host when you make everything self-serve. Adding a lazy Susan to your table makes that possible. This teak 20 inch lazy Susan fits perfectly with a 2” umbrella hole and is not only functional but stylish.
Keep high temperatures and bugs at bay with the use of a strong fan while outdoor dining. This fan will keep you cool and has all the bells and whistles including a remote, osculating setting, and a timer. With a small footprint and designed for safety, it can pretty much be used in any environment.
“These are s’mores stuff. Okay, pay attention. First, you take the graham. You stick the chocolate on the graham. Then, you roast the mallow. When the mallow’s flaming, you stick it on the chocolate. Then you cover it with the other end. Then, your stuff.” – Ham Porter, Sandlot.
This s’mores maker does just that, in a safe, family-friendly, way! Having to cook your dessert is easy with this set, it includes a roasting screen for even toasting and flame protection.
We hope this list inspires you to make your outdoor dining easier, beautiful, and more inviting. Grab an easy grilled meal recipe, your favorite cocktail, and enjoy this beautiful weather!
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