Our 15 Faves for Summer Entertaining

by Maxwell Tielman


Above image: Our recipe for Strawberry Floats

July 4th is right around the corner and, with it, the beginning of the summer entertaining season! Whatever your Independence Day plans might be, chances are you will find yourself in the great outdoors—grilling in the backyard, swimming at the beach, picnicking at the park, or enjoying the obligatory fireworks displays on a blanket under a starry sky. To get you prepped (and amped!) for the weeks of outdoor fun ahead, we’ve chosen some of our favorite outdoor entertaining essentials—ones that will carry you from July 4th all the way through to September. Cheers! —Max


Clockwise from top left: 1. Lobster Sling Chair, $350 | 2. Kate Spade Serving Bowl, $75 | 3. Mollie Sunglasses, $24 | 4. Citronella Votive Candles, $29 for set of 12 | 5. Glass Beverage Dispenser, $49.95 | 6. American Flag Garland, $24 | 7. IKEA Striped Paper Napkins, $1.99 for pack of 30, in stores only.


1. J. Crew Scoop-back Swimsuit, $104 | 2. Sunbrella Garden Umbrella, $629 | 3. Red Cooler, $53 | 4. Weber Grill in Copper, $149 | 5. Fredericks & Mae hand-painted Bocce Set, $320 | 6. A Simple Feast Cookbook by The Jewels of New York, $19.96 | 7. Fog Linen Checked Tablecloth, $85 | 8. Duralex Picardie Tumblers, $13.50 for set of 6

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