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Summer Outdoor Living & Entertaining Essentials

One of the best ways to enjoy summer is to dine alfresco with good company under the warm sun. You can easily create an amazing and elegant outdoor space with simple staples. No need for fancy china or expensive glassware!  Kitchen Stuff Plus has a great selection of affordable and stylish dinnerware, drinkware, and serveware. They’re all made from long lasting and durable melamine, which means they will not break or shatter. Just because the products are made with melamine doesn’t mean we have to compromise its aesthetic appeal. Here are some ways to achieve an elegant and inviting outdoor space.

1. Dinnerware

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Farmhouse Melamine Collection

Your dinnerware is the most important element when creating the perfect outdoor tablescape. The Farmhouse Melamine Collection gives your table an instant boost of elegance with a vintage feminine vibe.  They are available in three different beautiful pastel colours that look just like authentic rustic clay stoneware. The best part of this collection is they are unbelievably durable, break resistant and dishwasher safe.

2. Drinkware

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Bristol Acrylic Glasses

The Bristol Acrylic glasses are BPA-free plastic and are amazingly indistinguishable from real glass wear. You can entertain outdoors in style with virtually no fear if a guest accidentally drops one. The texture gives off an old fashion feel, which coordinates perfectly with the farmhouse dinnerware collection.

3. Table décor

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Flicker ‘Metal Look’ Small LED Plastic Lantern

Mood lighting will not only help your party transition into the evening but it will add to the ambiance and create a warm and inviting space. The Rustic LED lanterns are an awesome combination of form and function. They are pretty décor pieces that will beautify any table. Safety is always something to keep in mind when throwing a party. The candles are flameless and are battery operated which mean zero chance of them catching on fire and causing a fire hazard.

4. Serveware

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Beverage dispensers

Beverage dispensers are a great way for guests to be able to serve themselves a drink at any time throughout the party. Kitchen Stuff Plus has an array of different beverage dispensers to choose from.  My personal favourite is the Oldtyme Chalkboard Beverage Dispenser. Having two dispensers allows the option to serve both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and the chalkboard labels are so convenient for labeling your drinks. The dispensers sit on a stand, which allows for easy pouring. It is also drip proof and has an easy to pour spout.

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Oldtyme ‘Chalkboard’ Beverage Dispenser with Stand – Set of 2

Flatware caddy

The Mason Jar Caddy is a multi-purpose product, but works great to offer self-serve cutlery. They also have cute little chalkboard labels on them to help keep your table organized and less cluttered. The caddy makes it effortless to maneuver around your entertaining environment yet is still convenient and easy for your guests to access.

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Mann Farm House Mason Jar Flatware Caddy

Cheese board

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Woodlook Melamine Cheese Board

The KSP “Woodlike” cheese board looks like real wood but really it’s made of melamine plastic. It makes cleaning easier and more sanitary. This board is universal in function and because of the natural wood grain appearance – it will match with any theme and style.

Pineapple tray

melamine pineapple serving tray with fruit

Pineapple Melamine Serving Tray

This Pineapple tray screams summer fun! The size is perfect for serving salads, veggies, fruit or even just chips.

Enjoy the outdoors and make the best out of your long summer days. Spend less time stressing and more time making memories. Cheers to hot summer days!

Make the most of your outdoor space this summer

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Check out our Kitchen Stuff Plus exclusive outdoor dinnerware collections which are specifically designed to help Canadians make the most of their summers!

 

Charlene Wong

Charlene Wong is a freelance interior decorator, product stylist and content creator. Her passion for styling inspired her to create AllStyleLife.com where she enjoys blogging about décor, styling and sharing her favourite DIYs. One of her proudest moments was becoming a homeowner herself and she loves to share her home décor over Instagram. You can follow her at @allstylelife.

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