Elegant Outdoor Entertaining Faves

Make summer entertaining memorable with Rachael's favorite elegant outdoor party accessories!

Light Up the Night

Rach says: "Cast a soft glow with D&M Depot milk-glass votives with black cutout metal jackets."

D&M Depot Milk-Glass Votives

Draw Them In

Rach says: "Welcome guests to your P-A-R-T-Y on a string of chalkboard circles!"

Chalkboard Circles

Waste No Wine

Rach says: "Give this a whirl: Stake a sturdy steel stand in the grass to keep your bottle upright -- and close."

Wine Bottle Holder

$15, uncommongoods.com

Fishy Food Server

Rach says: "Made of hand-carved wood, these can be used as tongs or separated into a salad set. Proceeds benefit the Save the Whales foundation."

Fish Food Server

$50, shophorne.com

Sweet Messages

Rach says: "Large slabs of dark or milk chocolate are engraved with words of good cheer, like 'Heck Yes' and 'Best Day Ever.'"

Engraved Chocolate Bars

$20 for 2, shop.godynamo.com

Southern Snacks

Rach says: "Handpicked Fancy Mammoth Georgia pecans are salted, then glazed in cinnamon or covered in chocolate."

Fancy Pecans

$33 for 2 bags, schermerpecans.com

Pass the Shell

Rach says: "Pour salt and pepper into these brass turtle cellars -- the tail is actually a spoon!"

Brass Turtle Sale and Pepper Holders

$25, potterybarn.com

Classy Glass

Rach says: "Dress up your cocktails in designer Diane von Furstenberg's handblown Twirl bar set."

Diane von Furstenberg’s Bar Set

Available in three colors. $17 and up, bloomingdales.com

Branch Out

Rach says: "Cook for a crowd: These little twigs hold twice as much food as a traditional skewer."

Branch Skewer

$20 for 2, uncommongoods.com