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!
American Flag String Lights

Seagull Sailor Gill Indoor/Outdoor Pillow

Fun in the Sun

When planning a summer party, think of whimsical, charming and fun country accents that aren't just decorative, but serve a functional purpose or purposes too. Use bouquets of flowers picked fresh from your flower garden or from a farmer's market, and place in a rustic vase for a classic centerpiece.

Tulip Faux Floral BunchMini Glass Bottles With Wire Basket
Our Mini Glass Bottles in a Wire Basket are perfect for serving drinks throughout the summer; their classic red and white straws make us long for picnics in a park, and they complement any seasonal centerpiece. For a little extra comfort, an indoor/outdoor lumbar pillow on a chair will make guests want to stay at your gathering for as long as possible; an American Flag Pillow will do the trick!

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.

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.

Rustic Country Collection Utility BoardOur 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 Lantern Garden Stake & Uncle Sam Patriotic Garden Flag

Garden Party

For a little flair, display a garden flag that brings the patriotic and folk art spirit to the party, and looks wonderful 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.

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, this sensor light is simple to install and features a decorative exterior to complement fun summer nights. 

Scented Camping Mug Candles
Scented FirestartersFulcrum™ Light-It™ Soft-Glow Sensor Light