Outdoor Entertaining 101: 16 Key Summer Buys No Host Can Live Without

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If you love nothing better than hosting a summer BBQ, alfresco dinner, or sunset cocktail party, take a look at our edit of essential pieces. Whether you're a first-timer or 'round-the-clock party planner, you'll want to make sure you have everything you need to transform your home into a space to relax and entertain in. Foundational pieces like lounge seating, a patio dining set, and a cozy fire pit are a great place to start. If you already have the basics covered, then give extra attention to those tiny details—string lights, fresh cushions, and planters—that will take the ambience to the next level. Walmart's selection of functional and elevated outdoor furniture and dinnerware is sure to fulfill any host's vision, and you can get it all at a discount during the Walmart Deals event now through July 11. Here's everything to shop for a fabulous summer party season.

Raina Mendonça
Associate Editor

Raina Mendonça is an associate editor on the branded content team at sister titles Who What Wear and Marie Claire. Previously, Raina was an editorial assistant at goop.com. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her crafting new playlists, exploring Los Angeles, or making a cup of English breakfast tea.