Entertaining Ideas

3 Summer Entertaining Ideas

Summer is finally—officially, beautifully, wonderfully—here. The days are longer, the weather is lovelier, and chances are you’re looking for ways to maximize every sunny second. Here at Lenox, we love looking for ways to make small moments shine. And often that means elevating gatherings and get-togethers at home…or maybe just around the corner. Here, we’re showing you three fun ways to do fun in the sun with your nearest and dearest…all without wandering far from your door.



Host A Tropical Poolside Soiree

For those lucky enough to own a pool (or those who know someone who does), here’s how to make your next summer splash even more refreshing: set the table with tropical elements and novel nauticals. Our British Colonial collection brings adventure to your table setting with sailing ships and palm tree imagery. You’ll see pineapples, too—the classic symbol for friendship and hospitality—which we picked up further with textured porcelain pieces from our Wicker Creek collection. Tell guests to wear their Hawaiian best. It’s going to be a great time!


Bring Buzz To Backyard BBQs

Talk about a fresh take. When tasked with updating the typical backyard bash, our team decided to really mix things up by keeping the party fare elegant, organic, colorful—and vegan! They opted for crisp linens in gingham and warm honeybee hues—note how humble wildflowers in uncomplicated vases enhance the easy, natural aesthetic. For dinnerware, we kept it classic with our Profile collection. And Tuscany Classics Stackables (in Amber, of course) are the perfect choice for serving sunny meads and juicy cocktails. If you time it right you’ll enjoy during golden hour—get your cameras ready for picture-perfect shots.


Throw A Wine & Hors D'oeuvres Porch Party

We love a good wine tasting. And with Signature Series glassware from wine guru Victoria James, every sip is like a sommelier experience—simplified. Keep the servings light—just enough for nibbling, noshing, and cleansing the palette. Beautiful serveware from our French Perle lends the perfect touch of traveled country charm. All together, it’s like treating guests to a faraway escape, without leaving home. (Pro tip: string café lights for on-point illumination after the sun sets.)


How do you do fun in the sun? Snap a picture and show us! Be sure to tag @lenox on Facebook or Instagram.