With summer in full swing, entertaining outside is one of my favorite summer activities. To host a planned guest, or even those fun last minute get togethers you need to have a couple stylish essentials ready at moments notice.
I think the most important item for entertaining outside is a lounge area. Who wants to sit on plastic folding chairs? Not me. Create an inviting area that will have people wanting to hang out all day.
Sofa is from Pool, Patio, and More.
White Wicker Chairs are from WorldMarket
Wooden side table is from Tj Maxx.
Add white pots filled with agave and succulents for added detail.
You know we love us some BohoPillow! Lucky for me, my pillow dreams came true with a custom set from the lady herself! Colorful pillows add that fun touch to your lounge area.
So good huh! It totally transforms your entertaining area.
Next, you should have your go to serving tray + favorite cocktail glassware.
I love this copper tray from World Market + Clear Tall Flower Etched Glasses from The Little Market
I started with 4 of these glasses, and loved them so much that I have purchased enough to now have them be my everyday glasses. They are just to pretty!
Along with a go to tray + glassware…. you will need some fun flatware and napkins for enjoying some nibbles you might have.
Monica from BohoPillow made these indigo napkins for my son’s birthday party.
More fun on these bad boys coming soon to you!
Flatware is from World Market
Have fun with your flatware! I like to have a couple different sets to switch up my table decor. World Market has a great selection and at a reasonable cost.
Add some bright flowers to your tray for pretty fun touch. I literally grabbed these out of my backyard. Simple little touch goes a long way.
Always be sure to have something on hand to drink!
I had some ginger beer margaritas on hand for when I had a little visit from this sassy number, Beijos babe Jacqueyln Kazas.
And last essential item for your fun summer nights is a fire pit!
Nothing is better then hanging out around the fire on summer nights with your pals.
More fun boho pillows!
Another easy way to add detail is adding driftwood + succulents + flowers inside. Of course take out before you use it.
With these essential stylish items, you will be set to entertain the summer away.
All photos by Meg Perotti