I'm throwing my first garden party - these are the 15 pieces making my hosting duties that much simpler

There are so many budget-friendly options to choose from.

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Most Curated is a monthly series in which one editor, team member or friend of Livingetc will share the top 15 items on their current wish list.

As summer approaches, my outdoor furniture and décor become just as important as what's inside my apartment. Alfresco dining and garden parties are on the horizon, and the first step is to make sure I have all the essentials. Deck chairs, tables, and outdoor tableware are the standard, but I also want to take a stab at creating a whimsical feel with the right décor. 

If you're anything like me, you may have caught the spring-cleaning bug, or maybe you're just looking forward to hosting outdoors again. If so, you've come to the right place. Below, I've found 15 pieces that will take my upcoming garden parties to the next level. 

Humaa Hussain
Associate Shopping Editor

Humaa is the Associate Shopping Editor at sister titles Who What Wear and Marie Claire where she oversees all affiliate organic and branded content for the fashion, beauty and home verticals in the US. Previously, Humaa was Commerce Editor at British Vogue where she wrote all affiliate stories to help build up on organic E-Commerce revenue. Humaa has a BA Honors degree in English Literature and will gladly give you a detailed analysis on every classic literary heroine, whether it was wanted or not. When she’s not trying to save the world one cashmere sweater at a time, on her off days you can find Humaa with her head buried in the most romantic of romance novels.