Summer entertaining is about being outside and enjoying sunny weather, homemade food and refreshing beverages. From a laid back Saturday afternoon barbecue to a full-blown Fourth of July celebration, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop has your party decor covered. So round up your friends and family and have fun this summer!

Blue Ruffle Melamine Dinner Plate Set

Fun in the Sun

When planning a summer party, think of whimsical, charming and fun country accents that serve decorative and functional purposes. Flowers picked fresh from your garden or purchased from a farmers market add a festive look to a centerpiece or room and put you and your guests in a happy state of mind. Keeping a pretty dish towel on hand enhances the style of your kitchen but also helps out after slicing watermelon or cleaning up melted ice cream. Durable dishware is also essential; melamine plates and bowls can be brought outside without worry, and are designed with the stylish party host in mind. And don't forget about upbeat music!

Red, White and Blue Faux Floral Bouquet Smartphone Music Amplifier

Country Terrace Rocker Painted Adirondack Pub Chair

Grab a Seat

Your guests will need a place to sit while eating, talking around the campfire or simply relaxing in the sun. Don't sacrifice durability for style — you can have both — all while offering a variety of seating options.

Our Grade A teak tables, chairs and lounger, as well as our selection of Adirondack chairs and furniture, are ideal for backyard parties and for entertaining all summer long. Add outdoor cushions for extra style and comfort, and create an outside dining and entertaining space your guests may not want to leave.

Unfinished Adirondack Rocker
Hammock Swing Set Classic Unfinished Adirondack Chair

Classic Unfinished Adirondack Side Table Red Lobster Bottle Opener
Americana Flag Lazy Susan

Help Yourself

Summer entertaining is all about relaxed get-togethers or more formal events with a casual feel. Food, drinks and other necessities should follow some kind of "help yourself" code, whether it be condiments on the table, burgers on the grill or plates or silverware for the table. Our multi-functional utility board is ideal for serving food, offering an extra table surface or setting food apart from other elements of the party. Summertime is perhaps the best time for the Americana Flag Lazy Susan, which ensures you won't have to leave the outdoor celebration to get a forgotten condiment, seasoning or utensil.

Enamelware Colander Set Farmhouse Red Utility Cart

Mason Jar Candle Lantern Classic Painted Adirondack Chair

Garden Party

For a little flair, display a garden flag that brings a festive and welcoming spirit to the party. Our Solar LED Light uses the power of the summer sun to illuminate small outdoor spaces after sunset. Use multiple lights to illuminate your evening soiree or to mark the way toward the celebration.

Sunburst Rain Chain
Lotus Flower Garden Fountain Welcome to My Garden Sign

Cabin Candle Lantern Mermaid Wind Chime

Outdoor Ambiance

We love the scents of the outdoors, like garden flowers or fresh-cut grass. Our Mug Candles offer cozy, outdoorsy scents such as Pine, Coffee and S'mores for a delightful campfire vibe. And after all the wax has been used up, you'll have a useful camping mug! Though these candles were created with the camper in mind, they are also perfect for backyard tables. Our scented Firestarters will not only help you build a roaring fire, but will emit soothing aromas to carry the relaxed feeling of your summertime party into the night.

For a little extra lighting on a patio, porch or around an outdoor fireplace, the Solar LED Lid Light is a unique solution. Just screw the lid on a Mason jar, and your summer party will be well illuminated, long after the sun goes down.

Scented Firestarters
Scented Camping Mug Candles Stell Fire Bowl