Amazon Has a Section Filled With Outdoor Entertaining Must-Haves for Dining Alfresco—Starting at $20
Decorating your backyard with patio furniture, string lights, and outdoor dining essentials
is a great way to extend your living space. And now that we're well into spring, taking advantage of the warm weather when family and friends are over is a must. In addition to making a delicious charcuterie board and a seasonal family-style meal to boot, there are a few other outdoor entertaining essentials you'll need to have ready when guests arrive. If you're not sure where to look, Amazon has a section filled with stylish decor pieces, outdoor dining must-haves, and more—starting at just $20.
Before sending out invites, cultivate a great outdoor garden party area with Amazon's help. The retailer's alfresco entertaining storefront will give you a fresh take on outdoor living with weather-resistant dining chairs, area rugs, pretty dinnerware sets, and serving trays, too. The section has tons of decor and casual dining picks available, so instead of sifting through it yourself, we did the hard work and pared down some of the most stylish options worth shopping. We're also happy to report that many of these items are on sale, too, so act fast so you don't miss out on the savings.
Amazon Outdoor Entertaining Essentials
- Stori Clear Plastic Pitcher, $20 (was $23)
- Christopher Knight Home Gino Outdoor Side Table, $44 (was $102)
- Jonathan Y Ourika Moroccan Indoor Outdoor Area Rug, $24 (was $68)
- Amazon Basics 12-Piece Melamine Dinnerware Set, $36
- Nubee Acrylic Serving Tray, $31 with coupon (was $34)
- Topsky 10-Ounce Plastic Water Tumbler Set, $20
- Blue Page Decorative Throw Pillow Cover Set, $27 with coupon (was $32)
- Certified International Talavera Platter Set, $29 (was $67)
- Decor Therapy Round Woven Pouf, $50 (was $90)
- Amazon Basics Curved Back Dining Chair Set, $92
- Christopher Knight Home Carlisle Outdoor Bench, $185
- Nuu Garden 3-Piece Outdoor Patio Bistro Furniture Set, $300
Serve thirsty guests a refreshing drink with this 64-ounce pitcher that has a removable lid to prevent spills or bugs from getting in. It's also made with durable BPA-free plastic, so if it does end up dropping, you won't have a safety hazard on your hands. And if you're weary about bringing your nice glassware outside, consider these nifty plastic cups that look just like glass (but won't break on you). The glasses have a sleek appearance and come in six colors and styles for just $20.
Your tablescape is just as important as the outdoor ambiance, which is why a dinnerware set like this one is a great option to shop. These melamine dishes have a gorgeous hand-painted appearance with flowers and swirls that are on trend for dining alfresco. The set of 12 comes with bowls and salad plates as well as dinner plates and is available in 27 colors and styles.
And no outdoor party is complete without a family-dinner style sit down, which means you'll need serving platters, too. If you want a platter that looks like a work of art, go with this two-piece melamine set that comes with a round platter and an oval platter, so you can serve shrimp pasta, herb crusted fish, chicken satay, and more.
Whether everyone is sitting at a dining table or hanging out in various lounge areas, a few patio furniture items can't hurt. This Christopher Knight side table is made with beautiful weather-resistant acacia wood and channels Scandinavian minimalism with its round top and three-legged design—and it's 57 percent off right now. If your group is more into eating or lounging on the floor, opt for this jute pouf that's great for sitting on or resting your feet.
There are dozens of other decor and outdoor dining items to choose from, so go through our list below before browsing Amazon's alfresco entertaining section.