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Take It Outside

Festive serving setups for entertaining alfresco
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Better by the Batch

Pretty vessels for hosting a crowd


Stock this sturdy glass and ceramic number from the pottery experts at Casafina, in Portugal, with a specialty cocktail, and let your guests serve themselves ($130;

Punch Bowl Set
A lovely engraved wisteria motif weaves around each piece of this stunning set by William Yeoward, ready and waiting for your favorite punch recipe, spiked or not ($895;

Pitcher & Glasses
The Bahamian designer Amanda Lindroth’s eponymous collection of home goods exalts all things tropical, including this seagrass-wrapped pitcher ($75), ideal for from-scratch lemonade, and matching glasses ($64 for four;

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Potent Portables

Stage a bar at home, for either inside or out


Rain, shine, whatever—this simple teak bar by Alabama’s Summer Classics transitions easily from screened porch to backyard for a pour-your-own garden soiree ($2,170;

The right lighting makes all the difference—this sleek rechargeable lamp from Zafferano America, for instance, will cast a warm glow for hours without a cumbersome cord ($169;

Wineglasses and tumblers with playful stripes by VIETRI punch up the personality of a party ($45–$65 each;

Cocktail Napkins
Sip and smile at the Charleston, South Carolina, artist Lia Burke Libaire’s jubilant renderings of raccoons, frogs, roosters, bees, and more imbibing their way across pink cocktail napkins ($120 for six;

This bright-white molded resin champagne cooler with leather handles by Tina Frey looks as much like a sculpture as it does a place for ice cubes ($419;

Stir things up properly with a hand-forged ME Speak Design brass spoon ($95;

Photo: Alice Gao

Tub of Fun

A stylish method for icing down your beverages


Using a bathtub as a cooler is an age-old party trick (cue Breakfast at Tiffany’s), but the vintage baby bathtubs from Williams-Sonoma Home let you relocate the idea outside in style. No two porcelain tubs or metal stands are exactly alike, but they all date to the thirties and feature a charming patina ($300;

Photo: Alice Gao

Drinks on the Go

Clever ways to take your picnic to the next level


Cocktail Caddy
Make every outdoor concert or beach trip a little lighter with a convertible wooden caddy by Weston Table. On the way to a fete, it functions as a repository for food, drinks, and utensils. But on-site it quickly unfolds into a tabletop for two ($295;

Tumblers and champagne flutes in lively hues from OKA offer a twist on tradition and the perfect avenues for elevating your outdoor spread ($60–$90 for four;

Photo: Alice Gao