Patio Entertaining Must-Haves

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There’s so much to be grateful for in the spring and summer. You’ve got savoury barbecue, fun cocktails and pleasant evening after evening to enjoy with family and friends. If you’re planning on entertaining this season in your outdoor space, here are some cool things to have on hand.

Acrylic Serveware, Glassware & Dinnerware

It’s hard to imagine this isn’t glass, isn’t it? Well, it’s not. Acrylic and melamine dishes (that look like their authentic counterparts) are the best way to eat and drink outside. No need to worry if a ball hits the table – these dishes are shatterproof.

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Source: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/

Fun Lighting

Add a little twinkle and warmth to your evenings, with some interesting lighting. There are so many options from lanterns, to candles, to string lights.

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Image source: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/

Lounge Furniture

Who says you can’t create your own little vacation spot in the outdoors of your home? You totally can with some lounge furniture that will be sure to give you and your guests the right amount of zzz’s.

Source: ikea.ca
Source: Ikea.ca

Outdoor Table

No matter the size of your outdoor space, you’ll want to fit in a table, so your guests can rest their food and drinks somewhere. The whole point is to spend as much time outdoors as you can!

Image source: ikea.ca
Image source: Ikea.ca

Florals

Colour, colour, colour. No matter how big or small your outdoor space is, you can definitely add florals for a nice pop of colour and life. If you don’t have a green thumb, simply buy some prearranged planters.

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Image source: Rona.ca