Summer is almost here! We can barely contain our excitement. It's time to break out the rosé, bring out the grill, and generally kick back and chill for the next three months (if only). One of the first things we get excited about this time of year is setting a gorgeous table, complete with lightweight linens, pretty trays and glassware. Have a killer backyard you want to take advantage of, but need help with the setup? No problem!
First, think about the vibe you want to set in your outdoor space. This may be a good opportunity to try out a style that you admire but may not be your go-to. Is the rest of your decor more on the minimal side but you're digging the laid-back boho vibe at that cool Tulum hotel you went to this past winter? Add some of it to your outdoor look, whether it's the dinner table or the lounge area.
Because you're schlepping things from the kitchen to outdoors, you'll want some things that are durable, which means break-proof materials like melamine and acrylic are a must. It's also helpful to have a couple large trays on hand to transport both food and beverages to guests without too much back and forth. While disposable items can help minimize cleanup, it's good to invest in durable pieces that you'll use all summer long (why waste if you can avoid it?). Whether it's a laid back BBQ with your besties or a more formal wine and cheese party, you'll need a few extras to dress up the table.
Here are 12 summertime backyard must-have items you should grab ASAP!