Beverage tub holding ice and bottles drinks on picnic table with straws, cupcakes, and plates

Hosting A Summer Party

Written by: Elizabeth DeAmicis



Time to read 2 min

Celebrate grads, warm weather, summer holidays, a backyard barbecue or pool day.

Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and soak up the sun when entertaining friends and family this summer. Host a party for your graduate, throw a festive barbeque on the Fourth of July, or stay cool in the pool. Adorn picnic tables with elegant trays and boards, keep drinks chilled in stylish beverage buckets, and have utensils ready for guests with convenient cutlery caddies. mDesign is ready to help you style your summer – and it has never been more fun!

Cutlery Caddies & Acrylic Serving Trays

Trays and caddy totes not only offer a nice presentation, but they make serving summer guests more efficient. Rather than juggling multiple items and making multiple trips to an outdoor table or bar, combine and serve appetizers, food, flatware, and more. 

A divided tote with a carrying handle features individual sections to hold forks, knives, spoons, straws, and napkins. These totes are also a great way to carry and contain condiments.

Use trays with built-in handles to serve food and snacks, or to hold plates, bowls, drinks, condiments, and sauces. They look great for presentation too - it's a win/win.

Summer Serving Boards & Napkin Rings

Whether you’re celebrating high school and college graduates or Independence Day this summer, adding a flourish to your spread is effortless.

Use slate serving boards with a chalk pencil to label snacks and dips so that summer-time guests can identify items, and find what they want to eat. It is also a great way for allergy-prone guests to fine items suitable for them - think "gluten-free".

Choose cloth or decorative paper napkins and use napkin rings for an easy grab in a food line while adding extra style to your party.

Beverage Tubs, Wine Coolers, & Bar Carts

Lounging poolside is the perfect way to stay cool on a hot summer day. Spend an afternoon floating and splashing with friends and keep summer-inspired drinks chilled nearby.

Bar carts are a great way to transport and display an array of items outside. These mobile organizers are great - they can easily move to accommodate guests.

Wine coolers can sit atop any patio table and keep bottles chilled when adults need a cold drink.

Larger beverage tubs hold juice, water, tea, soda, and other drinks so that you and your guests can stay hydrated during a hot summer day. They are a great way to allow guests to serve themselves!

Woven Baskets, Napkin Holders, & Spinners

Summertime is all about a good backyard barbecue.

Woven baskets are a great way to hold bread for sandwiches or buns for hot dogs and burgers. They are convenient and versatile  - and the natural material just says summer.

Use a turntable spinner to easily grab sauces, garnishes, seasoning, and condiments, and put the perfect finishing touch on any plate. These turntables are perfect for serving and sharing.

Stylish napkin or paper towel holders are great for guests or just for keeping close at hand for any needed cleanup.

Spend a casual afternoon floating in the pool or plan a bigger get-together for the perfect summer soiree. There are plenty of ways to make the most out of your summer. Make your space feel like a tranquil garden retreat with a plant stand set or draping twinkle lights for a little extra sparkle. Accessorize and style your yard and patio with functional essentials from mDesign.