It’s outdoor entertaining season! Whether you’re hosting a barbeque, a pool party or an elegant alfresco brunch, Stokes has a great selection of items for outdoor entertaining. Read on for some of our favourite ideas to elevate your backyard events.
Show off with Sangria
The unofficial cocktail of the summer; Sangria is a delicious, fruit-filled drink that your party-goers will love. Traditionally, Sangria is filled with slices of citrus fruit, apples and peaches but almost any fruit goes. Try adding pineapple, melon, berries or grapes for a more modern twist. Display this visually appealing drink in a jug or bowl like the Celebration 10-Piece Punch Set.
Serve blended drinks by the pool.
An icy drink by the pool is the perfect way to enjoy a hot summer day. For a quick and easy fruit slushy, blend equal portions of frozen fruit with juice or coconut water in the thinkkitchen Ultimate Sante Blender. Add your favourite spirits for a more grown-up take on this tasty treat.
Host a posh picnic.
For a more sophisticated picnic, pack up the Wilderness II 31-Piece Picnic Backpack and Cooler Bag. The bag comes with 4 sets of utensils, 4 wine cups, 4 plates, 4 napkins, a bottle opener, a cutting board and a set of salt and pepper shakers. The bag also comes with a cooler so your food will stay fresh for hours!
Throw a tropical themed party.
Make the most of the tropical weather with a theme party. Your guests will feel like they’ve gone on a mini-vacation in your backyard when you decorate and serve dinner with items from the Island Living collection.
Don’t forget the dip!
Fresh guacamole, pico de gallo and hummus with veggies and chips are great summertime hors-d’oeuvres. The Alfresco 5-Section Dish was made for entertaining on the patio with space for a variety of snacks.
When you visit Stokes for your outdoor entertaining needs, don’t forget to stop by the Customer Service office where you can get a coupon for 20% off your purchase of $50 or more!