Lily & Val Loves- Summer Entertaining Favorites

Now that we have all prepared our patios and back yards for the 4th of July…why not keep the fun going?! You did all that work, so spend some time outside and have some little get togethers while the summer sun is still shining.

These are some of our favorite kitchen and entertaining items for the summer season. I keep a lot of these items in use year-round, but they are particularly great for poolside and cookout type gatherings.

Lovely Reusable gold stainless steal straws are perfect for summer sipping.

These stainless steel straws are an all-around lifesaver if you are a smoothie person. They also make sipping on any summer thirst quencher just a little cuter and more refreshing. I love that this set comes in gold and has cleaning brushes included in the set.

When you are having friends and family over, you don’t want to have to worry about your good glassware being outside or handled by all your kid’s friends. These mint green acrylic tumblers are beautiful and have a little vintage feel. They are perfect for poolside use too, so you will never have to worry about glass in the pool.

Vintage style tumbler that is safe for picnics and poolside drinks.


No one likes uninvited guests at their cookout…especially the ones who get on all your food. I don’t know what I would do without these netted food trays. They protect all your dishes and platters and look cute doing it.

The perfect and pretty solution to outdoor eating without all the pests.

I always have a pitcher of cold water in the fridge. We keep a filter on our faucet and these cute lidded glass pitchers keep our cool water on hand and don’t take up too much room in the fridge. I love that this one has a texture that goes perfectly with the mint green acrylic tumblers. Try putting different fruits and herbs (like mint leaves) in a couple different pitchers for your next gathering. It’s so easy and your guests will love the choices!

Always keep a cute pitcher of fruit infused water handy to quench that summer thirst. This may even help your family drink more water!

Last but not least…every party needs bread, right? I adore these handmade linen bread basket/bags. They are great because you can close them up when not in use, and they look so much cuter than just leaving your buns in the bags. It’s the little things that make all the difference, isn’t it?

A lovely way to keep and serve your bread. This handmade linen bag ads a sunny touch to any table or buffet.

I hope you try out some of these great entertaining products and take advantage of this time of year to soak up all of the warm summer memories with those you love.

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