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Summer Parties, Barbecues and Celebrations

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 decor covered. So round up your friends and family and have fun this summer!

Tulip Dish Towel

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 farmer's market add a fresh 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 an essential; melamine plates and bowls can be brought outside without worry, and are designed with the stylish party host in mind. 

Peony BouquetBlue Ruffle Melamine Dinner Plate Set

Teak Double Rocking Chair

Grab A Seat

While eating, talking around the campfire or simply relaxing in the sun, your guests will want a place to sit. Don't sacrifice durability for style; you can have both! Our Grade A Teak tables, chairs and lounger 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 you'll never want to leave.

Antiqued Tin Lazy Susan

Help Yourself

Summer entertaining is all about relaxing and adding a casual feel to even more formal events. 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 and silverware from the table. Our multi-functional Utility Board is ideal for serving, an extra table surface or for simply setting apart food from other elements of the party. Summertime is perhaps the best time for a Lazy Susan, and a tiered version ensures you won't have to leave the outdoor celebration to get a forgotton condiment, seasoning or utensil from inside your home.


Solar Blossom Stake

Garden Party

For a little flair, display a garden flag that brings festive and welcomingspirit to the party, and display it on our Solar Lantern Garden Stake. This stake uses the power of the summer sun to illuminate a small outdoor space after sunset; use multiple around a large garden to illuminate your evening soiree, or to mark the way towards the celebration. Another solar lighting option can be found in our Solar Blossom Stake, a beautiful metal and glass outdoor decorative that is stunning no matter what time of day it is. 


Outdoor Ambiance

While we love the scent of flowers in a garden or fresh cut grass, we also adore these Mug Candles that offer cozy scents and a mug after all the wax has burned. Created for camping, they are also perfect for setting down on backyard tables. Also scented, our 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. Screw the lid on a Mason jar and when the sun goes down, your space and summer party will be illuminated.

Scented Camping Mug Candles
Scented FirestartersSolar LED Light