'Tis the season for backyard BBQs, pool-side parties, and sun-soaked hangouts. Get prepped for all of summer's parties with a palette of patriotic colors and a variety of entertaining essentials. Double woven rattan serveware, shatter-proof acrylic drinkware, and abundant paper napkins and plates are our among our most necessary must-haves for outdoor dining. But our best hot-weather hosting tip is to set guests up to serve themselves! Create a colorful display on your bar or credenza where everyone can grab-and-go without a fuss. This allows the hostess to sit back, relax, and never leave her float because that's what summer is for.