An outdoor umbrella is a must during hot summer months. It keeps your guest shaded while looking charming in your backyard summer setting. A playful addition that will keep your guests happy!
California Umbrella Aluminum Push Button Tilt Market Umbrella with Black Pole, $127.93; amazon.com
The table is where everyone gathers, so be sure to get one big enough to fit all of your guests. A simple white table works perfect for a country setting and will work with any décor.
Dura-Trel Traditional White Picnic Table, #322.99; amazon.com
What better way to have a glass of iced tea, fresh lemonade, or add candlelight to your table? Mason jars add a fun twist to any drink and work perfectly both indoors and out.
Mason Sipping Jars, $48; anthropologie.com
A picnic basket is the perfect summer party addition! Carry along all your goodies, and set it atop the table as a beautiful décor piece.
Jacquelyne Picnic Basket, $39.99; potterybarn.com
Placemats keep food from spilling on your table cloth, while adding the perfect touch to your all-white summer cookout.
Rope Charger Placemats, $16.50 each; potterybarn.com
Dress up your table using a flowery tablecloth. This way you have a tasteful setting that is easy to clean up!
Big Pink Flowers Tablecloth, $121; laylagrayce.com
Give your county picnic a step of class by using linen napkins instead of paper. They won't blow away and if you get any stains, just use a little bleach.
Rustic Luxe Linen Napkins, $38 (set of four); potterybarn.com
These white lanterns will add charm to your table or will look gorgeous hanging from trees in such an organic setting. They will also help provide a little light as dusk approaches.
Cathedral Lanterns, $10-15 each; pier1.com
Fun reusable plates will add zest to your summertime cookout! Get them personalized with your initials or pick up a pack in a timeless pattern so they won't get lost in the mix!
Baroque Melamine Dinner Plates, $140 (for six); horchow.com
Keeping your refreshments cool when it's hot out is a must. Rather than pull out a musty cooler, grab an ice bucket that can sit atop your table and is within reach for everyone.
Outdoor Metal Ice Bucket, $22; westelm.com
Make sure to use durable reusable silverware to keep it eco-chic!
Dipped Flatware 5-pc Set, $29; westelm.com
If you don't have time to pick them fresh, grab a few faux flowers from the craft store. This way you will have a great centerpiece no matter what kind of rush you're in...and no one will know the difference!
Faux Hydrangea Arrangement, $30.99; potterybarn.com