Everything You Need to Throw a Chic Summer Soirée
It's time to upgrade your entertaining essentials.
Published Jul 10, 2017 5:15 PM
Summer is the best season for entertaining—your party provisions should follow suit. So we’ve put together a mix of everything you need to throw the chicest summer soirées, from beach cookouts to roof parties. Cheers!
Roll Turkish towels in a basket for guests to lounge in the grass or by the pool.
These gold leaf-trimmed agate coasters will elevate cocktail hour.
Linens aren’t just for dinner service. Try these napkins on a picnic table to make any destination feel like home.
Taking a sip never looked so good with these pineapple-printed straws.
East meets West in these hybrid bone china plates. Why not serve two desserts to match?
Fill this with a colorful punch to ensure cocktails are always flowing.
When you can’t decide on a color theme, these cut-out placemats reverse to white. Problem solved.
Try marbled plates for an artsy effect. They pair well with other patterns, too, appearing as a neutral anchor.
Summer in a shade? This blue, inspired by the Italian sky.
It’s all about the details—chic corkscrew included.
A chic pitcher that brings modern glamour for a party any time of day.
Dauville Pitcher – Gold Rim, Canvas Home, $34.99
A beautiful serving bowl goes a long way—use it for fruit salad, candies, or even party favors.
Millennial pink fan or not, this ethereal vase is hard not to love.
Like a piece of art for your table, this painterly pitcher looks even better in a set of two.
Add tea lights to these mini bowls and place them everywhere—tables, bar, bathroom—to set the mood.
Perfect for the minimalist who can’t resist a hint of color.
Take a cue from Marie Antoinette and create a dessert display with (several) cake plates.
The funky shapes create a neutral texture that add depth to table arrangement, whether used for water or flowers.
Use these as individual placemats or layered across your sideboard for a tablecloth effect.
Sinamay Flower Placemat, Deborah Rhodes at Barney’s, $20
These tall glasses are a great decor piece on a lunch table or tray of passed drinks.
Channel Amalfi Coast vibes with these bright blue bubble tumblers.
A luxurious platter looks cool with simple, unfussy desserts on top—cookies, shortbread, macarons, merengue….
Petits Fours look lovely on this stand, as do bite-sized appetizers.
This vessel is a standout centerpiece. It looks lovely even without flowers.
Beautiful knives—an oxymoron? Not with these rainbow brights.
Get unscented candles for these graphic votive holders (fragrant ones compete with the food).
The Petite Votive, Jon McCoy Design Studio
Opt for a more organic vibe and fill this with greens and grasses.
Old-fashioned cocktail napkins, but not too precious with the green embroidery.
Greenberg’s black-and-white cookies are the best around (and they come in colorful seasonal colors, too), and they make for fun and tasty party favors.
Don’t have time to bake? Order this caramel cake—it’s better than homemade.