As the weather finally begins to heat up and the evenings get longer, it’s time to start thinking about making the most of your outdoor (and indoor) space. When is comes to summer entertaining, we believe that it shouldn’t be overly complicated or too fussy. Whether it’s a casual afternoon BBQ or a formal dinner party, warmer weather provides a ton of opportunities for social gatherings.

Add a Splash of Colour
When it comes to summer decor, adding pops of colour can really brighten up a room. Lately we’ve been loving the new Kate Spade kitchen collection. Featuring playful patterned dishes, coasters, salt & pepper shakers and many more essentials. These pieces can easily be mixed and matched to create a style of your own, while also packing a bold punch of colour to create a festive atmosphere for any occasion.
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Light It Up
Consider setting up state of mind lighting. The gracious summer twilights don't happen that often so make the most of them and carry-on even when the sun goes down. Try lining the walkway with lanterns or placing a few tea lights around the table. Shop our Candle Collection

Invest in a Bar Cart
Is there anything better than a cool drink on a hot summer day? Maybe one made from your very own bar cart? YES. We agree. Whether you’re a beginner at entertaining or have been hosting parties for years, a home bar is one thing every grown-up home should have. Bar carts are a convenient way to house everything you need but also add a bit of charm and functionality to your home when hosting brunch or having company over. With lots of outdoor gatherings during the summer, it only makes sense to roll the refreshments outside with you. Bar carts make summer entertaining a breeze and can be fun to style. Fill it up with alcoholic drinks, pitchers of fresh lemonade, or even herbal tea. You’ll even have room to store your glasses and bar accessories for your guests to grab on their own.

Keep Cool
From popsicles to ice cream, sundaes to smoothies, keeping cool has never tasted so good! Linen Chest has everything you need to whip up your favourite summer treats and more. Our most popular? The Ricardo Ice-Cream Machine. It prepares homemade ice cream, sorbet and frozen yogurt in 20 minutes or less, plus the cleanup is easy. A perfect way to guarantee a sweet ending to the party.