Savor Summer with These 15 Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

It's the little things that count in a great summer party. And those little things don't have to be hard to do (or even expensive) to make your dinner, picnic, or barbecue memorable. A relaxed and charming atmosphere, plus lovely food and friends are the ingredients that make up a successful shindig. One detail you can do to liven up the mood: Spritz striped straws come in several colors and dress up your drinks no matter what color they are. Striped diagonally like candy canes or that vintage barber shop light, these straws are biodegradable and infuse some fun into your event. (Photo credit: InStyle)