Published on July 10, 2017

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.

Cabana Beach TowelTurkish T on Domino, $48.99

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.

Festival Dinner Napkin, Sferra at Barney’s, $14

Taking a sip never looked so good with these pineapple-printed straws.

Pineapple StrawsRevel & Co. on Domino, $4.99

East meets West in these hybrid bone china plates. Why not serve two desserts to match?

Hybrid Valdrada Fruit & Dessert Plate, Seletti on Domino, $45.99

Fill this with a colorful punch to ensure cocktails are always flowing.

Blendo Drink Dispenser, True Brands on Domino, $55.25

When you can’t decide on a color theme, these cut-out placemats reverse to white. Problem solved.

Fiesta Placemat, Kim Seybert at Barney’s, $28

Try marbled plates for an artsy effect. They pair well with other patterns, too, appearing as a neutral anchor.

Marbled Dinner Plate, Simple Life at Barney’s, $68

Summer in a shade? This blue, inspired by the Italian sky.

Forma Surf Dinner Plate, Vietri on Domino, $48.99

It’s all about the details—chic corkscrew included.

Viski Belmont Gold Plated Signature CorkscrewTrue Brands on Domino, $18.98

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.

Serving BowlChris Earl on Domino, $140

Millennial pink fan or not, this ethereal vase is hard not to love.

lbk studio seed vase, Anthropologie, $50

Like a piece of art for your table, this painterly pitcher looks even better in a set of two.

Blue Fluted Mega Porcelain Modern Jug, Royal Copenhagen at Barney’s, $195

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.

 
Alpha Water Pitcher, Lobmeyr Glass at Barney’s, $217

Take a cue from Marie Antoinette and create a dessert display with (several) cake plates.

Leandra Cake StandSeletti on Domino,  $129.99

The funky shapes create a neutral texture that add depth to table arrangement, whether used for water or flowers.

Florence PitcherJuliska on Domino, $185

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.

Twist glasses, Nouvel Studio

Channel Amalfi Coast vibes with these bright blue bubble tumblers.

Lente short, Mario Luca Giusta, €14

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.

Petits Fours Stand, Ercuis at Barney’s, $654

This vessel is a standout centerpiece. It looks lovely even without flowers.

Ambition Small, Janus et Cie

Beautiful knives—an oxymoron? Not with these rainbow brights.

Laguiole steak knives, Anthropologie, $75

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.

Papyrus green Cocktail Napkins, Dr. Porthault Paris, $225

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.

Black & White Cookies, Greenberg’s, $45 for a dozen

Don’t have time to bake? Order this caramel cake—it’s better than homemade.

7-Layer Caramel Cake, Caroline’s Cakes, $60

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