There’s always a reason to celebrate during the summer, but finding everything you need for your next get-together on a budget can be difficult. Fortunately, we found ten summer entertaining essentials for under $30. Right now we're loving a mix of natural elements and textures, from a sea blue glass pitcher to a metal drink tub to a wooden cheese board. Trust us, these items will make you the star of your next party (whether you choose to disclose how little you spent is up to you!)
This pitcher from Target screams summer and will make sure that you always have your homemade drinks ready for your guests.
Artland Iris Glass Pitcher in Cobalt $21.99
You got to have something to serve those drinks in. I love these stemless wine glasses because they're elegant yet practical for outdoor entertaining.
The Cellar Glassware Basics 12-Piece Stemless Wine Set $11.99
Trays not only look good, they help you serve your guests so you can enjoy your party, too! This tray from Pier 1 is a beautiful way to do just that.
Monaco Tray $19.96
For your outdoor parties, store your store-bought drinks in this tub with ice to keep your drinks cool in a beautiful way.
Paradise Fiji Metal Drink Tub $9.99
Another fantastic way to serve drinks is with colored glassware, like this set from Pottery Barn, which make even the simplest glass of water look chic.
Rope Outdoor Drinkware $22-$26
Who doesn’t love to have chip and dip at parties? This is a stylish way to serve it.
The Cellar Whiteware Deep Chip and Dip $29.99
A lazy susan enables your guests to reach everything withe ease. Just spin and snack!
White Marble Lazy Susan $14.99
Cheese and crackers are a staple for hungry guests as they arrive. Serve it up classy on this cheese board.
Vintage Wood Cheese Board $29
For small apps that can be eaten throughout the party, serve them on this three-tier server. It's also a chic display for dessert!
Godinger Serveware Piazza 3-Tier Server $29.99
Wooden salad bowls are always beautiful but they can be hard to find on a budget. This salad bowl from the World Market is luxe and budget-friendly.
Large Apple Green Wood Salad Bowl $29.99