Summer Entertaining Goods Under $20: Deals of the Week

bamboo flatwareIt's much easier to start planning that summer party you've been wanting to host if you know you can pick up some impressive summer table place-setting items for under $20. And you can! I've found some must-have table goods from Crate & Barrel, Kid Smart Living, IKEA, CB2, Candles 4 Less.

In the perfect table setting, we have: plates, flatware, cups, napkins, centerpieces, and even some placemats!





First up, paper napkins. This is a perfect summer pattern from Crate & Barrel. You can get a set of 16 (more than you'll need for a summer dinner party) for $2.95 total.

paper napkins

Pick up some of these colored tumblers for $1.35 a piece from Kid Smart Living and you can brighten up your table without worrying about breaking any glassware. (You can also get a pitcher for $5.56.)

colored tumbler

I think bamboo flatware offers a special touch to outdoor dining that is lost with plastic flatware. You can pick up a 3-piece setting for $4.95 from Crate & Barrel.

bamboo flatware


I like these IKEA plates ($3.99/each) with the an extra lip on it for piling up the barbecue food extra high (perfect for my house).

plastic plate

Placemats are a nice touch, and when I saw these tiki placemats at CB2 for $3.95 each, I wanted to immediately buy a half dozen for myself. They're just so perfect for an outdoor dinner.

tiki placemats

Now, for the table's centerpiece! How about some pretty vases with fresh flowers from your garden? Here's a really inexpensive and lovely vase from Candles 4 Less for a mere $3.99 (although if you buy more than 5, you get a discount!).


Also, wouldn't this easy bandanna table runner we posted about a couple months back be perfect for this summer table? I think so.

Well, there you have it! And, if you buy one of each entertaining item listed above you'll have only spent $21.18. What a bargain!

Are you planning a summer dinner party?

Images from top to bottom via Crate & Barrel, Crate & Barrel, Kid Smart Living, Crate & Barrel, IKEA, CB2, Candles 4 Less

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