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

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Keep your cool with this fun dispenser.

Lancaster Ombre Beverage Dispenser, jcpenney.com, $36


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Perfect Pillow

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Get comfortable with this stripy pillow, perfect for lounging.

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


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Cool Cups

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These cute cups will brighten up your favorite drink.

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


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Have a Seat

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This mat is perfect for the beach or the park.

Martha Stewart Collection Beach Blanket, macys.com, $50


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Splendid Stool

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This stool is perfect for the garden.

Garden Stool in Blue, homegoods.com for stores, $40


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The Light Idea

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

Malibu Lantern in Emerald, zgallerie.com, $20 to $40


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Dinner Is Served

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Cushioned Comfort

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Get comfortable in your garden with this ottoman.

Large Printed Ottoman in Small Dot Tangerine, dormify.com, $99


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

Bamboo Food Tent, bedbathandbeyond.com, $6


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Cool Idea

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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, amazon.com, $25


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Easy Elegance

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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, buymydrap.com, $26/12


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Listen Live

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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, radioshack.com, $50


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Into the Wild

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

Batik Zebra Plate, jonathanadler.com, $12


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Soft Touch

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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, kohls.com, $50