Summer Garden Party
Thomas Jefferson was widely known for his hospitality and was fond of entertaining at his mountaintop home. Meals hosted by Jefferson at Monticello were, as famously described by Daniel Webster, “in good taste and abundance.”
Warm weather provides the perfect opportunity to take a party outside. Whether you’re tucked away in the shade on a sunny afternoon or under with the stars in the evening—outdoor entertaining is the way to create a special and memorable event. The Shop offers many great accessories to complement any outside venue, whether you’re hosting a small, intimate gathering or a large backyard event.
To throw the ultimate garden party, find furnishings that will give your guests a place to relax and admire the scenery. Our Lattice Garden Bench, both sturdy and stylish is a great first pick. The bench is made with durable steel, has a verdigris patina finish, and is powder-coated for weather-resistance. It’s classic design and small size make it an easy fit into any garden space.
Next, decorate your space with accents like a garden display of potted flowers on our Four-Tier Plant Stand. The stand is both a perfect showcase for your prized plants and a great place for guests to set drinks while enjoying your summer soiree.
Create an enchanting atmosphere by illuminating your dinner party with multiple lanterns placed around the border of your event space. Our Copper Lanterns are large enough to light a small area well and our small lanterns such as the Pinecone Tealight Lantern are great to feature on tables and steps to create a soft, warm glow.
Finally, choose fashionable ways to serve refreshments. A Stoneware Beverage Tub is a great way to keep drinks cool in the summer heat. Its distinctive flared shape and distressed, crackled finish, make this handcrafted ceramic tub more visually pleasing than a typical cooler. Serve additional summertime drinks in our Handcrafted Pitcher. The look of the hand-blown glass is timeless, and the pitcher is ideal for serving juice, tea, or cocktails.
You can even bring the garden to the table—literally—with the Garden Tool Salad Servers. Everyone will love the fun and unique design. With these select items, your garden party is sure to be a success.