We've rounded up some of the best and brightest new products that make entertaining outdoors a breeze

Written by LISA FINN

GARDEN TORCHES
Pineapple torches from Frontgate illuminate the night and ignite
conversation at your gathering. Place them  near the table or dot a
path leading to the bar— either way these beautiful torches are the next best thing to being in Hawaii.
$109
www.frontgate.com
(888) 263-9850

Planters

PLANTERS
There isn’t a table around that can’t use a little blooming art.
The Inspiration bent wood planter makes a strong statement during a flirty garden party or an evening affair. Made from conifer wood, these one-of-a-kind planters are spring’s best friend.
$62
www.UncommonGoods.com
(888) 365-0056

 

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SPEAKERS
We’ve found speakers so compact they bring music to your ears. The Bop H20 Bluetooth speaker offers up big sound from a little device. You’ll love the ease of streaming music onto the patio with a water-resistant speaker that syncs to your cellphone or tablet.
$29.99
www.brookstone.com 
(800) 846-3000


PLACEMATS

Dine among the flowers and naturally you’ll be wanting some greenery on the table. These lemon leaf placemats are the perfect fabric-foliage backdrop to your plated food. The vibrant green color adds an additional fresh element to your table.
$5.95
www.pier1.com
(800) 241-4595

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Tabletop Fire Bowl

TABLETOP FIRE BOWL
Things are sure to heat up on the patio this spring with a Sahara tabletop fire bowl from Thos. Baker. This stunning centerpiece is made from glass and is the perfect conversation piece, offering guests a stunning visual and tons of warmth. Choose from a wide range of colors.
$495
www.thosbaker.com
(877) 855-1900

STRING LIGHTS
Relax underneath lights taken straight from the piazzas of Italy. These Avignon Light Strings from Restoration Hardware can be strung between trees or under a canopy. All-weather wiring means they’re ready if April showers decide to visit.
$64
www.restorationhardware.com
(800) 910-9836

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Flatware

FLATWARE
Go green with these beautifully simple birchwood forks, knives and spoons from Crate & Barrel. Each tin holds six three-piece settings that promise to bring a sustainable touch to your tabletop, gives the table an eco-friendly vibe and means easy cleanup for you.
$7.95
www.crateandbarrel.com
(800) 967-6696

DRINK PROTECTORS
We’re tipping our hats to BevHats, the little mesh drink covers that politely say bug off to annoying flies and gnats. These adorable beverage hats sit pretty atop your drink to keep out pests so you can nurse your fruity cocktail in peace. You’re welcome.
$13.98 for a two-pack
www.bevhat.com
(949) 682-5116

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Coasters

COASTERS
Nothing says elegant like a Chilewich dahlia coaster. Sold in packages of six, these coasters elevate your entertaining quotient instantly. We can’t promise these embroidered beauties will really keep the rings at bay, but we can guarantee your guests will go crazy for your cool new coasters.
$18 for six
www.chilewich.com
(888) 851-7130

Tumblers
Wasara wows every time. These disposable tumblers are biodegradable and compostable—not to mention adorable. Strong enough for coffee and sturdy enough for children’s hands, these cups feature a minimalist Japanese design that has us bowing to their beauty.
$45.99 for a 50-pack
www.joannehudson.com
(888) 542-9321

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Drink Dispensors

DRINK DISPENSERS
Give guests a choice of cold drinks with this elegant wrought-iron stand that holds two glass beverage dispensers ready to be filled with delicious delights. Elevated for easy pouring yet an easy reach for little fingers, the Mason jar dual drink dispensers are a
must-have for your outdoor buffet.
$29.95
www.homewetbar.com
(855) 611-3800

Galvanized Serving Stand
Big on convenience and bold with style, this 3-Tiered Stand by Woodland Imports lets you layer glasses, cupcakes and fruit while saving table. Small golden studs around the border add a fanciful outdoor touch.
$74.95
www.wayfair.com
(877) 929-3247

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