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Good Stuff: Outdoor Social

Dress up your backyard gatherings with some of the latest accouterments of outdoor entertaining, plus summery party attire to match.

Outdoor party necessities
Photo by Becca Sabot; styling by Elizabeth Doyle
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No.1

LIGHT IT UP. These tinted glass lanterns will make the patio feel festive. Votive lanterns ($14.95 each), from Patina


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No.2

SHARP SUIT. Channel Pharrell and wear a blazer with shorts. (It’ll make you happy.) Blazer ($495), by Shipley & Halmos; short-sleeve linen shirt ($148), by Ted Baker; shorts ($75), by Ben Sherman; plaid tie ($123), by General Knot & Co.; all from martinpatrick3


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No.3

ALFRESCO DINING. Have fun with outdoor tableware—mix patterns and colors. Sorrento melamine plates ($10–$12 each), from Jonathan Adler


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No.4

SET THE MOOD. Choose candles that double as a centerpiece on the picnic table. Floral scented soy candle ($18.95), by Simply Vintage Candles, also from Patina


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No.5

CHEERS! Add prosecco and serve. Mango basil drink mix ($13.95), from Golden Fig, 790 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-602-0144


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No.6

RIGHT IN WHITE. The classic Mason jar gets an upgrade. Ceramic Mason jar ($33), by Revision Design Studio, from Foxglove Market & Studio, 792 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-214-4247


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No.7

READY, SET, SERVE. Don’t get caught with plain plastic utensils when they’re now available in lively colors and prints. Biodegradable utensils ($10 for 20), by Sucre Shop, also from Foxglove


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No.8

WHAT A TREAT. Containers worthy of your homemade creations. Reusable ice cream containers ($8 for large, $4 for small), by Tovolo, from Cooks of Crocus Hill, 877 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-228-1333


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No.9

CLEAN SCOOP. Finally—an ice cream scoop with feet to keep drips off the counter. Scoop ($11.50), by Tovolo, also from Cooks of Crocus Hill


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No.10

PACKED FOR A PARTY. Time to update the ol’ wicker basket. Multi-colored woven picnic basket ($14.99), from Target

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No.11

DRESSED TO IMPRESS. Classic and current, this sundress will take you anywhere. Stripe dress ($198), by Sail to Sable, from Melly, Galleria, 952-929-9252


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