The Outdoor Dining Essentials You Need for Your Next Patio Party

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Rachael Ray Pendulum 16-Piece Stoneware Dinnerware Set

Set the table with dinnerware that stands out, like with this Rachael Ray set. Created to be beautiful and functional, this stoneware dinnerware set is microwave-, freezer-, and dishwasher-safe. To warm leftovers, you can even place the dishes in the oven up to 250°F for 20 minutes or less. This stylish set is the first step of getting your patio dinner party-ready.

Price: $55 (usually $140)

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Greyson 5-Piece Place Setting

To complement the artistic dinnerware set above, this hand-forged flatware set adds a unique touch. Each piece is handmade, and subtle differences in the craftsmanship contribute to the weathered (yet modern) look. One shopper said she loved this flatware so much that she bought six more sets after receiving it as a gift for her wedding! Tip: Dry the silverware completely after washing to preserve its natural patina finish.

Price: $40

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Linen Cotton Napkins in Chambray (Set of 4)

Always opt for reusable linens whenever you can; you get more bang for your buck than with their disposable counterparts. For a breezy, laid-back summer tablescape, you can't go wrong with these chambray napkins. They're made from a linen-cotton blend that is super easy to care for, not to mention they add a subtle pop of color. If you want to dress up their casual style, pair them with napkin rings.

Price: $28

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Geometric Wood Napkin Rings (Set of 4)

Speaking of napkin rings, this set is guaranteed to take your tablescape to the next level. Handcrafted with a unique geometric pattern, this wooden set adds a nice contrast to the handmade flatware mentioned above. Not only do these napkin rings add a sophisticated element to your table, but they'll also help weigh the linen napkins down if you happen to choose a windy day for your outdoor get-together.

Price: $12

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Teak Table Runner

Another earthy addition to your tabletop, this handmade table runner is ideal for the outdoors in more ways than one. It's made from recycled teak wood and is reversible, water-resistant, and stain-resistant. Even better? The recycled teak wood is responsibly sourced, so you can feel good about your purchase.

Price: $48 (usually $60)

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Rachael Ray Cucina Stoneware Platter

Serve your snacks, hors d'oeuvres, or desserts using this large platter from Rachael Ray. Staying true to our color scheme, the Almond Cream hue helps tie together a cohesive tablescape. Reheat appetizers in the microwave or oven (up to 250°F for 30 minutes or less), or keep frozen snacks chilled in the freezer—this durable platter can handle it all. For all your outdoor and indoor entertaining, this serving tray will soon become a staple.

Price: $15 (usually $34)

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Sora Acrylic Pitcher

Worry less about accidental drops and spills with this shatter-resistant acrylic pitcher. Serve up your favorite cocktails, teas, or lemonade to keep your guests hydrated and coming back for more. Between its drip-catching lip and top-rack dishwasher-safe construction, this pitcher makes cleanup hassle-free. Tip: When you're not entertaining, use it as a vase and put your favorite flowers on display.

Price: $15 (usually $25)

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Acrylic Glasses (Set of 6)

Made for outdoor fun and play, these durable glasses can withstand accidental bumps, making them a nice alternative to fragile glass. And, their classic style pairs nicely with any table setting, so your outdoor space will be just as beautiful as your indoor dining area. Choose from tumblers or double old-fashioned sizes to suit your style.

Price: $19 (usually $27)

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Acrylic Stemless Wine Glasses (Set of 6)

Unlike milk, it's completely acceptable to cry over spilled wine. If you can't save the wine, you can at least save the drinkware with these shatterproof stemless wine glasses. Finished with a hammered texture, these stemless glasses also match stemmed wine glasses and goblets from the same collection, so you can pick up a cohesive set. While the shatterproof feature is ideal for patio parties, you may want to bring these glasses inside for all your indoor soirées as well.

Price: $19 (usually $27)

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