KD Finds: End-of-Summer Entertaining

KD Finds: End-of-Summer Entertaining
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KD Finds: End-of-Summer Entertaining

Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of summer, and we're throwing a stylish soiree for the season's send-off! Read on to discover our five finds for the perfect end-of-summer dinner party.

1. Pass the party punch.

Whip up your signature drink in this dazzling pitcher made from recycled Mexican lustre glass. Matching highball glasses and coasters are perfect for serving mojitos or lemonade.

$60 for pitcher, $58 for set of 4 highball glasses and $32 for set of 4 coasters; rosannainc.com

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2. Serve food in style.

Bright stripes pop off these lacquered beech wood plates and bowls and bring relaxed vibes to the table. Each piece is hand-painted by New York City-based artist Nicole Porter with non-toxic, food-safe paint.

$50 each 10" plate or 7" bowl; nicoleporter.com

3. Send out invitations.

There's nothing quite like a good old-fashioned invite, but old-fashioned doesn't have to be boring. We love the selection at Paperless Post, a print and online stationery company that allows you to customize little details on your cards like font size and envelope liner prints.

Starting at $1.05 for each paper card; paperlesspost.com

4. Go bold on tabletop decor.

We love this eye-catching placemat that's unexpectedly made from wood. This new brand in tabletop uses unusual materials like acrylic, faux leather and foam to create stylish accent pieces for the table.

$15 each; kimberlane.com

5. Light up the night.

Festive paper lantern string lights are an easy and inexpensive way to add instant atmosphere. We mixed and matched lanterns from two different sets of string lights to get this color combination.

$12; pier1.com


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Not quite ready to say goodbye to summer? As the season for grilling, frozen treats and perfect tomatoes enters its final stretch, the only way to properly bid adieu is by taking advantage of all the warm weather we have left!

This Labor Day weekend, throw a stylish soiree with our five picks in summer entertaining. From perfect party invites to quirky salad bowls, we'll show you how to get a summer-chic look at your dinner party.

Check out the slideshow above to find five things we love for end-of-summer entertaining.

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