Home & Design 10 outdoor dining essentials you need this summer Whether you’re spicing up family dinner or hosting an evening with friends, here’s how to get your outdoor space entertainment ready. By Jess Feldman June 28, 2019 Fluted Acrylic Glassware, Double Old-Fashioned, Clear, $3; Aaron Probyn Designs Add a little color to the night with these acrylic cups that appear to be glass, but really are shatter-resistant and essential in the outdoors. Bunny Williams Woven Round Placemats – Set of 4, $36.75; Ballard Designs Simple yet elegant, these placemats, which come in both white and navy blue, serve as the ideal background to colorful plates, flatware and centerpieces on an outdoor table. American Flag Table Runner, $41; Pottery Barn Are you hosting the Fourth of July barbecue this year? Tie the event together with this festive table runner that doubles as a colorful centerpiece. White Hapao Flatware Caddy, $49.95; William Sonoma This stitched caddy is great for transporting the essential flatware from inside the kitchen to the outdoor table. Plus, its neutral color adds a nice touch to the outdoor aesthetic. Caprice Medallion Melamine Serving Bowl, $16.97; Crate&Barrel While this serving bowl may appear to be a formal, painted piece of art, in reality it is the ideal dish for an outdoor event due to its melamine material. Stacking Aqua Acrylic Wine Glass, $2.37; Crate&Barrel Behold, the stacking wine glass. These are great for storage on the outdoor bar, as they conveniently stack on top of the other. Plus, they are as durable as they are classic. Five-Piece Bamboo Place Setting, Natural, $188; Dave and Capucine Gooding With handles made of natural bamboo, this five-piece set will fit right in on your outdoor dining table. Plus, the flatware is made of stainless steel and is dishwasher safe. Lehua Melamine Dinner Plates, Set of 4, $30; Anthropologie Great for a snack poolside or a starter at the table, these bright plates will be entertaining for years due to their melamine design. 2pk Crackle Salad Servers, $7.99; Tommy Bahama Great for a shared starter like salad or a fruit platter, these servers will brighten up the party. North Avenue Charter Oak Utility Cart; $66.99; The Home Depot While it doesn't technically fit on your table, this bar cart is a great addition to your outdoor environment. Simply place your favorite cocktails on the rack and roll it on outside for guests to enjoy.