This Ultimate Outdoor Entertaining Guide Is All You Need for Summer

Host the best outdoor parties ever with our outdoor entertaining guide featuring Walmart's huge selection of summer finds.

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July 09, 2021

Summer’s here, and with the warm weather and longer, relaxing days ahead, it’s the perfect time to host some epic outdoor gatherings for friends and family. With the right setup, you can create a summer oasis right on your patio or deck that will keep the party going from day to night. With a little help from Walmart, we put together all the absolute must-haves for summer entertaining. And trust that we’ve thought of everything, from the right lighting to a prep table for all your grilling needs. Check out our entertaining favorites below, and start prepping for a whole summer of get-togethers that everyone will love.

Stay Cool in the Shade

You’ll need shade for a respite from the bright sun, (or unexpected sun shower), and these choices will look great and keep guests cool while they’re having a drink or eating lunch.

This motorized retractable patio awning comes in a number of beautiful patterns — and creates an easy way to add shade exactly when you want it. This one opens with either a remote or a hand crank.
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All Your Cooking and Dining Needs

From Mason jars to the right grill, the best way to guarantee the party will go as long as you want it to is to keep your guests full — and here are our favorite ways to cook, grill and serve drinks. Your guests will surely come back for seconds.


This classic set comes with all you need for the grill, including a spatula, tongs, carving fork, butcher knife, shears and four skewers for kabobs. The multipurpose shears can also be used to open bottles, scale fish and crack seafood.

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If you're looking to do a little more than grilling this summer, you'll need this tabletop griddle from Blackstone. It has a range on the side so you can heat up sauces, and the griddle is perfect to sear bacon, cook eggs or sauté onions and peppers. This is a perfect accompaniment for the chef who likes to create all kinds of culinary masterpieces.

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The Perfect Place to Sit and Eat

Add extra seating and tables that will look beautiful while allowing you to have a few more people over. Now nobody’s standing while they’re digging into your grilling masterpieces.

This seven-piece furniture set has a wooden tabletop and a hole for an umbrella, plus six chairs with cushions. It'll match most patio decor.
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Light Up the Night

The right lighting is exactly what you need to take the party from day to night. Don’t forget a fire pit for nighttime s’mores.


These outdoor solar lanterns will light the way and add a lovely ambiance to your backyard or pathway. They come in a set of six.

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