From Sangria Ice Pops to Built-In BBQ Tables

By: Laura McQuarrie - Aug 19, 2014
Although the last few days of August are flying by, there's still enough warm weather to take advantage of summer entertaining this month.

These recipes, tableware and furniture pieces will help to make the process of throwing a get-together not only easy, but also enjoyable for all. Whether you're setting up an intimate party in your backyard or spreading out a blanket for a picnic in the park, these summer essentials will keep you cool, comfortable and refreshed. Rather than serving the versions of ice cream sandwiches, popsicles, sorbets or drinks that everybody knows, these recipes add a twist so that there's something new to look forward to from a classic recipe that may have even once been a childhood favorite.