Great Summer Picnic, Patio and Garden Accessories

With a few key pieces, you'll be ready to take the whole family out(side) for dinner.

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Drink Up


Keep your cool with this fun dispenser.

Lancaster Ombre Beverage Dispenser,, $36

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Backyard Patio Ideas

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Perfect Pillow


Get comfortable with this stripy pillow, perfect for lounging.

Kate Spade Saturday Envelope Pillow Cover in Strata Stripe,, $35

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Cool Cups


These cute cups will brighten up your favorite drink.

Essential Home Stemless Wine Glasses in Tinted,, $13/4

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Have a Seat


This mat is perfect for the beach or the park.

Martha Stewart Collection Beach Blanket,, $50

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Splendid Stool


This stool is perfect for the garden.

Garden Stool in Blue, for stores, $40

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The Light Idea


With these lanterns, no worries if your party lasts into the night.

Malibu Lantern in Emerald,, $20 to $40

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Dinner Is Served


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Cushioned Comfort


Get comfortable in your garden with this ottoman.

Large Printed Ottoman in Small Dot Tangerine,, $99

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Patio Landscaping

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How to Plan a Garden

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Play a game or two of Frisbee without worrying about flies getting in your food.

Bamboo Food Tent,, $6

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Cool Idea


You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream. This container keeps a pint of your favorite flavor cool for 90 minutes!

Ice Cream Tubbie, Zak Designs,, $25

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Easy Elegance


Looks like a roll of paper towels, but it's actually a roll of cloth napkins. Toss in your bag and just tear off as needed. Bonus: the napkins can be reused six times.

Dinner Napkins,, $26/12

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Listen Live


The Swiss Army knife of radios, it plays AM/FM, charges a cell phone and has a flashlight—plus it's solar powered.

FR360 Solarlink Radio, Eton,, $50

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Into the Wild


Give your meal safari flair with zebra-print melamine plates.

Batik Zebra Plate,, $12

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Soft Touch


Sprawl out in comfort on a waterproof blanket big enough to fit the whole gang.

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This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.

Picnic Time Striped Blanket,, $50