One of the great pleasures of summer is eating outside.
Whether it’s during lunch, happy hour, brunch or a family dinner, every opportunity is good to move the dining room outside.
It’s perfect to enjoy the beautiful temperatures, the sun that sets a little later and the pleasure of being outside, simply.
And eating out can be just as comfortable as eating in.
But for this, some accessories are essential to create a nice atmosphere and bring the necessary comfort, such as lights, tablecloths and dishes, cushions or a patio heater.
Here are 12 great items to get for successful dining on your patio or balcony:
- Umbrella tablecloth
- Sun shade sail
- Bamboo plates
- Water Infuser Pitcher
- Outdoor String Lights
- Portable rolling cooler
- Outdoor rugmat
- Shatterproof wine glasses
- Patio Heater
- Outdoor food cover tent
- Patio Shield Mosquito Repellent
With all this, all that’ll be left to do will be to light the barbecue and invite family and friends.
Tropical stripes umbrella tablecloth | Simons
This colorful tablecloth is as pretty as it is practical since it can be used on tables that have a parasol. It is also easy to clean and machine washable.
Sun Shade Sail Waterproof 10'×13' Rectangle | Amazon
For shade and protection from the sun and rain, this shade sail is a great option. It's also an alternative to consider if you don't have an umbrella.
Vivid bamboo plates | Simons
These brightly colored plates will bring joy to the table. We love that they are made of recycled bamboo, unbreakable and dishwasher safe.
You can also add the small plates and bowls for a complete set.
Vintage flora outdoor placemat | Simons
Make way for these pretty placemats to bring a tropical touch to your outdoor meals.
Grosche Bali Water Infuser Pitcher - 1.5L | Linen Chest
An elegant pitcher with a filter spout for brewed water and iced tea all summer long. Its base also protects the pitcher from shocks.
Outdoor String Lights 25 Feet G40 Globe Patio Lights with 27 Edison Glass Bulbs | Amazon *
Lighting is an important consideration for evenings on the patio. This easy-to-install string of lights will bring a festive atmosphere to your balcony.
Permasteel 80 Quart Portable Rolling Patio Cooler | Amazon
This is the perfect cooler to keep food and drinks cool. It comes with a bottle opener (handy!) and because it's on wheels, it can be moved easily.
Outdoor Rug Mat- Aztek Black and White 5'X8' Reversible Picnic and Beach Area Rug | Amazon
This rug is ideal for decorating the patio or hiding a slightly damaged floor surface. You can also bring it with you for a picnic or an afternoon at the beach.
Set of 4 Govino Shatterproof Glasses by Cuisivin | Linen Chest
No risk of getting shards of glass all over the patio with these beautiful unbreakable wine glasses that can also be used as water glasses or for cocktails.
Mainstays Large Outdoor Patio Heater Brown | Walmart Canada
A patio heater is the ideal way to continue evenings and dinners on the patio, even when the weather is a little cooler. It also allows you to extend (and anticipate) the summer season a bit!
Mesh Outdoor Food Cover Tent - Assorted | Linen Chest
This accessory may look simple, but this type of dish cover comes in handy when you're eating out and want to leave a serving dish on the table. You can spend time enjoying the meal rather than constantly chasing flies and wasps off the plate. I also bring mine when I go camping.
Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repellent Lantern XL | Amazon
There's nothing more disappointing than sitting on a patio and being swarmed by mosquitoes. This Thermacell lamp has the dual purpose of lighting and repelling mosquitoes with its DEET-free, odorless and flameless technology. And to have tested it, it works!