Everything looks a little different this summer, including outdoor entertaining. You and your family may have had more backyard cookouts than ever before. Perhaps you meet friends for picnics in the nearest park, or your neighbors gather in respective driveways for block-wide happy hours. Or, you could be solo sipping on your fire escape to ring in the weekend.
No matter what the rest of 2020 brings, you’ll want the best gear to make the most of your home. Here are eight items to improve every entertaining scenario.
Safely carry two of your favorite wine bottles to a friend’s backyard in this no-nonsense, Neoprene bag.$14.99 Wine Enthusiast
Tote your happy hour essentials outside in style with this cheery melamine tray. Its handle and scalloped edges keep glasses and snacks safe, while the cherry pattern is sure to brighten moods.$23.56 Sur La Table
Wine Glass Party Pack
The perfect gift or addition to your entertaining arsenal, this party pack of 12 shatter-resistant, BPA-free glasses upgrade indoor-outdoor sipping. Best of all? All are dishwasher safe.$49.95 Wine Enthusiast
Fix batched cocktails, sangria or lemonade in this 2.5-gallon glass dispenser with a handsome acacia wood base.$89.99 Wine Enthusiast
Personal Concrete Fireplace
No fire pit? No problem. This personal concrete fireplace packs a lot of heat into its five-inch diameter base. It runs on rubbing alcohol and is ideal for s’mores.$95 Food52
If your go-to public pool is closed, you might want to take matters into your own backyard. Just be sure to keep splash sessions limited to households and sanitize between uses.$89.99 Amazon
Foldable Patio Furniture Set
For those eager to maximize small spaces, this slim, three-piece furniture set comes in a variety of colors and folds down for easy storage.$109.99 Amazon