Expert Hosts' 14 Favorite Outdoor Entertaining Products

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Outdoor entertaining season is here, and with that means gatherings galore! We turned to some of our favorite hosts who know everything about throwing parties full of pizzazz and asked them for the products they rely on for a fabulous get together. Keep reading for 14 can't miss products that are sure to wow your own family as well as all of your guests.

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CreativeWare 2.5-Gallon Bark Beverage Dispenser

"It's so fun (and convenient!) to bring out a beverage dispenser filled with water and fresh cut lemons... or a spiked punch! Everyone can easily serve themselves and you can fill it with fruit for a pop of color." — Amy Littleson of Amy Littleson

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Mark & Graham Rattan Caning and Acrylic Serving Tray

"Whenever my family has a BBQ we load up trays to bring outside that are filled with cheeseburger provisions, pasta salad, cocktail napkins, you name it! They're so useful and look cute on an outdoor table." — Amy Littleson

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Crate & Barrel Ice Mold/Wine Bottle Chiller

"My favorite outdoor entertaining product is this Ice Mold Bottle Chiller. I love adding slices of citrus and florals to it for a fun and beautiful way to showcase nature. It's both beautiful and functional and makes for a great gift idea, too!" — Libby Rasmussen of @libbylivingcolorfully

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La Jolie Muse Etty Scented Candles Set of 3 - Citronella

"Washington, DC, summers are beautiful and breezy... but also filled with bugs! I always have a few La Jolie Muse citronella candles on hand for family dinners on the deck or impromptu patio cocktails with our neighbors. I love this particular candle brand and style because they not only keep the bugs away, but also the blue and white tins they come in look beautiful sitting on any table." — Kate Dreyer of Kate Decorates

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One Hundred 80 Degrees Botanical Melamine Plates Set of 4

"Pretty plates are a must for outdoor entertaining. I recently bought this preppy, floral set from Tuckernuck. They're perfect for dinners on the porch, and I can easily mix and match them with our rattan chargers and solid-colored dinner plates. I've even used them for meals indoors, too, as they're perfect for young families with children." — Kate Dreyer

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Room Essentials Resin Outdoor Flickering Flameless LED Candles Set of 2

"I love candlelight everywhere, even outdoors in the evenings. Candles melt in the outdoor heat, but these are resin and will survive the hot weather of the summer. They are flameless with a flickering effect and run on batteries." — Jennifer Dolcefino of @thecagedmuse

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Nearly Naturals Faux Boxwood Tower Topiary 3ft. Tall

"If you weren’t gifted with a green thumb, these outdoor faux topiaries are perfect for the look of beautiful, green plants without the guilt of wasted money or unnecessary plant death." — Jennifer Dolcefino

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Frontgate Arctic Chill Beverage Collection

"A fabulous wine bucket is my absolute favorite because it serves as a centerpiece on your bar." — Amanda Gluck of Fashionable Hostess

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Cupture Insulated 10 oz. Acrylic All Purpose Wine Glass (Set of 8)

"Our patio surrounds our pool, and broken glass is a disaster. I love having unbreakable drinkware to drink in style but still avoid any mishaps." — Latawnya Evans of Belle Omniley

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Buschbeck Wellington DIY Outdoor Fireplace Kit

"One of the favorite things we have in our backyard for entertaining is the fireplace. We chose this one from Buschbeck and we love it. During summer, we use the pizza insert for pizza nights, and in the winter we use it as a fire." — Anita Kelly of A Joyful Ordinary Life

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Lucy Grymes Gingham + Flower Power Paper Bundle

"This paper placemat and charger combo is perfect for al fresco dining. Made in the USA, reusable and recyclable, it's perfect for both informal or more fancy tablescapes. The best part is that you can use them together or separate, creating a totally different look each time." — Carolina Aragão Safi of @hosting.table

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House Queiroz Blue Leaves Dinner Set

"Feel like you’re by the Mediterranean having these beautiful blue and white dishes on your table, even if you’re hosting in your backyard. Add some greenery and fresh flowers and you'll be ready to enjoy a summer night." — Carolina Aragão Safi

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South Seas Side Cart

South Seas Side Bar Car

 Courtesy of Serena and Lily

"Outdoor bar carts are a great addition when entertaining outdoors. Bar carts can move around your backyard and go where the party is, whether it is by the pool, porch, or grass area. They are perfect for storing drinks and glasses." — Carolina Cardoso of @host_to_perfection

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Williams Sonoma Rustic Party Tub

"Beverage party tubs are another one of our favorite items when entertaining outdoors. They are so convenient, your guests can help themselves, and you can avoid constantly running indoors to get drinks." — Carolina Cardoso

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