5 Easy Pieces To Up Your Entertaining Game

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By Lauren Kaplan May 13, 2014
Have this playful pitcher on-hand this summer to serve any beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) for outdoor BBQ's or laid-back dinner parties. Jonathan Adler Muse Reversible Pitcher, $98.
...and because serving any kind of cold drink necessitates a coaster, why not send a little message to your guests while you're at it? Kate Spade Silver Street Coasters, $30.
A refreshing salad deserves a sleek serving bowl--and this wood Nambe creation is just the thing. Nambe Salad Bowl & Servers, $145.
Make things easy for yourself with this thoughtfully-designed platter, perfect for serving cheese and accompanying crackers. Universal Expert Serving Platter, $64.
Whether you use this piece as a serving tray or just for easy transportation to and from the table, it'll serve you well (pun intended). Coastal Melamine Serving Tray, $12.99.
There's truly nothing like entertaining outdoors when the weather gets warm and the days get longer. Whether you pride yourself on your fantastic cooking skills or, let's say, need to rely on store-bought dishes, outdoor entertaining is all about how you put it together. Impress your guests with not only tasty food, but sophisticated serving pieces that mix style and practicality. We've found five pieces you've got to have on your list this summer.
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