As the weather warms up, I find myself just wanting to be outside as much as possible. When we’re entertaining outdoors, fun, colorful, multifunctional serveware is a must. My go-to shops are Ikea and Target, so I can have cute pieces without having to worry about breaking/destroying something. Here are a few things we use on a regular basis, or I’m coveting for use for the rest of the summer.
Bird Tray. I picked this tray up at Ikea last year, and it is the perfect size for holding grilled veggies and meats or for anything really!
Yellow Striped Bowl. This is another Ikea item I’d love to have for its fun color + functionality.
Green Cake Stand. The new Oh Joy! collection at Target is full of gems for outdoor entertaining, like this cake stand. It would be perfect to keep cheese + crackers safe from bugs!
Floral Napkin. This napkin is from one of my fav stores in SLO, Picking Daisies, and is similar to the napkins I use in photographs for the blog all the time. There’s nothing like fun, mismatched napkins to make your usual dinnerware summer ready!
Clear Bottle. I use these bottles from Ikea all the time for water storage. They’re great for transport, and I love that they have a stopper to prevent spills.
String Lights. These are another item from the Oh Joy! collection I’d love to have for added festivity.
What are your essentials for outdoor entertaining?