Design & Home

10 Stylish Finds to Elevate Your Outdoor Entertaining

From faux-wood melamine plates to pretty citronella candles.

There’s no rule that limits you to only flimsy paper plates and plastic cutlery for outdoor dining. If you’re throwing a backyard get-together, why not bring your party style up to par by swapping the boring basics for interesting melamine plates and graphic paper napkins, then finishing things off with unexpectedly chic little extras like luxe linen throws or a modern-minimalist beverage dispenser? Here are ten sophisticated finds that’ll upgrade your al fresco entertaining.

Kaufmann Mercantile linen picnic blanket, $179; Skeem Citronella Blossom Candle, $34; Jayson Home Rope Handle party tub, $85; CB2 glass beverage dispenser, $49.95; H&M paper napkins, $2.95 for pack of 20; West Elm faux bois Naturalist melamine charger, $24.99; Wood bluetooth speaker, $39.99; Twig picnic salad servers, $14; H&M dark gray plastic pitcher, $9.95; Starburst teak tray, starting at $295.

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