Everything You Need From CB2 for a Next-Level Outdoor Dinner Party

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Justin Coit for MyDomaine

Ah, yes, finally the longer (and warmer) days are officially here. If there's one thing we love more than hot, humid summer nights, it's dining out among them. Who doesn't love an impromptu dinner party with friends sipping on crisp white wine as you watch the rosè-infused sunset fill the sky? It's definitely our idea of bliss. If this sounds like you too, then it's time to prep your outdoor entertaining arsenal.

When it comes to elevated basics and chic outdoor (and indoor) essentials with an affordable price tag, there's one place we always turn: CB2. So to get you summer dinner party–ready, we curated a shopping list that has everything you need to host a next-level evening. We guarantee your next soirée will be the holy grail of #entertaininggoals. Shopping cart at the ready.

DYPSIS LARGE CAST ALUMINUM SERVER
CB2 DYPSIS LARGE CAST ALUMINUM SERVER $40
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We're sure you'll have plenty of snacks and treats for your friends to nibble, so present them on a stylish summer-themed server.

RORY MARBLE SERVER
CB2 RORY MARBLE SERVER $40
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Nothing beats summer nights with wine and cheese. This marble platter is super cute and easy to clean, too. Bonus.

MASON PINK-WHITE STONEWARE SALAD PLATE
CB2 MASON PINK-WHITE STONEWARE SALAD PLATE $10 $5
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Add a hint of color with this soft pink plate. It's great for individual servings or used as a platter for olives and crudités on the table.

CB2 Gianna Dish With Lid $30
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Want to serve up something truly special? Make sure it can be seen clearly in this stunning glass dish. We can imagine chocolate-dipped strawberries in here or something decadent that deserves such a prized visual display. 

SET OF 8 FRANK SALAD PLATES
CB2 SET OF 8 FRANK SALAD PLATES $28 $27
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CB2 has some of the best plates on offer. Stylish and cheap (8 plates for under $30!)—a perfect combination.

SWIRL DINNER PLATE
CB2 SWIRL DINNER PLATE $16
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We love a minimal palette, and this black and white swirl plate slots perfectly in among our other shades. It's the perfect quirky cool neutral to match any pops of color.

SHADE SMOKE LUSTER COOLER
CB2 SHADE SMOKE LUSTER COOLER $10 $8
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Add a hint of metallic with these hip luster glasses. They're great for any liquid, from alcoholic to non.

CHILL ACRYLIC DOUBLE OLD-FASHIONED GLASS SET OF 8
CB2 CHILL ACRYLIC DOUBLE OLD-FASHIONED GLASS SET OF 8 $32 $30
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Can you believe these are plastic? These are a great option for those of us entertaining with kids. 

CB2 Govino Stemless Wine Glasses Set of 4 $11
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If the idea of using glass outdoors makes you nervous, opt for these chic stemless wine glasses made from high-quality shatterproof plastic. We promise they're nice to drink out of too. 

Kimpton Decanter
CB2 Kimpton Decanter $50
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Nothing beats seeing your wine in a beautiful glass decanter on the table. Oh, wait, serving it from a decanter definitely beats that. It's the ultimate hostess accessory. 

TRAP PITCHER CB2
CB2 Trap Pitcher $15
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The minimal design of this pitcher has subtle Scandinavian vibes, and we're in love.

MELLIE GLASS BEVERAGE DISPENSER
CB2 MELLIE GLASS BEVERAGE DISPENSER $80 $68
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Summer calls for infused water and this epic dispenser is the perfect place to put it on display. Just imagine how pretty that cucumber, lemon, and mint water will look in this?

COLUMN STAINLESS STEEL ICE BUCKET WITH LID
CB2 COLUMN STAINLESS STEEL ICE BUCKET WITH LID $40
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Keep your wine crisp in this stunning stainless steel ice bucket. This one deserves to be on display.

FLECK BLACK REACTIVE RECTANGULAR SERVER
CB2 FLECK BLACK REACTIVE RECTANGULAR SERVER $25
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Line up the nuts, olives, and nibbles on this cool server. 

BENTO MATTE BLACK RECTANGULAR PLATTER
CB2 BENTO MATTE BLACK RECTANGULAR PLATTER $12
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A place for crackers and dip never looked so good.

SET OF 8 BENTO MINI BOWLS
CB2 SET OF 8 BENTO MINI BOWLS $20 $18
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Serve up dessert in these cute mini bowls or use them for other snacks on the table. 

CB2 Black Clay Serving Bowl $15
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Summer is all about salads, and this is how they should be served.

NITA BLACK SERVING BOWL
CB2 NITA BLACK SERVING BOWL $40
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Make sure you have two bowls for salad so there's enough to go around!

OSORIO LEATHER WRAPPED SALAD SERVERS SET OF 2
CB2 OSORIO LEATHER WRAPPED SALAD SERVERS SET OF 2 $30
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Salad servers don't have to be boring. Case in point, this lean leather-wrapped set. 

MALCOLM PETRIFIED WOOD SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER SET
CB2 MALCOLM PETRIFIED WOOD SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER SET $30 $25
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Salt and pepper shakers are a tabletop essential, so make sure they look the part. These petrified wood beauties are the perfect complement to your dinner setting. 

POPLIN MUSTARD YELLOW NAPKINS SET OF 8
CB2 POPLIN MUSTARD YELLOW NAPKINS SET OF 8 $30 $16
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Nothing beats these cheery mustard hues!

SPANGLE METAL BEVERAGE TUB
CB2 SPANGLE METAL BEVERAGE TUB $50
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Since your fridge will be fairly full housing all the delicious food you've prepared, be sure to keep a beverage tub handy filled with ice for all the drinks. This one is super stylish and will stay cool in the heat.

23"X23" TOMAR OUTDOOR BLACK AND WHITE PILLOW
CB2 23"X23" TOMAR OUTDOOR BLACK AND WHITE PILLOW $60
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Outdoor furniture, such as wire chairs or stools, can be uncomfortable, so ramp up the coziness with some throw pillows.

20"X12" MAZE OUTDOOR BLACK AND WHITE PILLOW
CB2 20"X12" MAZE OUTDOOR BLACK AND WHITE PILLOW $35
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This lumbar style is great for adding extra padding to an outdoor lounge or dining chairs.

CB2 Jute Floor Cushion $80
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Account for unexpected guests with some spare floor seating. These jute cushions combine style and comfort.

SWOON SMALL BRASS HURRICANE
CB2 SWOON SMALL BRASS HURRICANE $50
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Even with the longer days, eventually night will fall and that's when these handy brass lanterns come into play. They're so stylish and omit a warm glow into the evening. 

CB2 Edison String Lights $28
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String lights are perfect for outdoor dining. We love the fairytale look they bring to any exterior setting.

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