Crate and Barrel is an expert in outdoor entertaining. We have numerous options that bring style, fun and functionality to entertaining in your own backyard, around a pool, at a picnic or at the beach. Learn more about our collection of outdoor entertaining essentials.
Outdoor dinnerware should be stylish, functional and durable. At Crate and Barrel, we offer a variety of options, including popular lightweight melamine. This break-resistant plastic is ideal for everything from dinner plates and bowls to serving trays and platters. Our melamine is available in select seasonal colors that coordinate with the fabrics of our outdoor furnishings for a complete look. Every season we also include melamine with a fun pattern for those looking for a more eclectic look. Acrylic is another versatile material to use outdoors. It combines glass-like clarity with the break-resistance of plastic. Our BPA-free, clear acrylic drinkware, including tumblers, wine glasses, stemless wine glasses, beer glasses and margarita glasses, is perfect for enjoying a beverage with friends. If you prefer something more festive, you will find a few tumbler glasses in our seasonal colors included in our mix. We also have acrylic serving pieces, such as bowls and pitchers, that bring the beauty of clear glass without the worry of accidental breakage to the BBQ or picnic. For those who prefer glass, ceramic or metal, we have dinnerware and serving pieces in these traditional materials that add a fun yet sophisticated touch to outdoor entertaining.
BBQ and Grilling
Outdoor entertaining often centers around the barbeque and grilling. Crate and Barrel’s collection includes tried-and-true options to get the heat on as well as innovative tools that expand your outdoor cooking style. We have charcoal grills by the leader in the industry—Weber. We also have smaller outdoor charcoal grills that are ideal for balconies, beach parties and picnics. Choose from a carefully curated selection of exclusive grill pans made from rust-resistant and dishwasher-safe stainless steel. We also have a collection of classic Lodge cast iron that includes skillets and specialty pieces. When it comes to BBQ tools, we carry spatulas, turners, skewers, tongs and basting brushes to help you while you grill. We also have a unique collection of specialty grilling gadgets, such as pizza stones, grill baskets for foods that are small and delicate, and grill racks that make grilling on a hot grate easier and fun. When it’s time to clean up, use a grill brush while the grate is hot to more easily scrape away the residue so everything is ready the next time you fire up the grill.
Picnic and Beach
Packing a meal and taking it on a picnic or to the beach is a traditional outdoor activity. We have the items you need to make dining alfresco away from home something to look forward to. Our table in a bag is a popular choice for carrying to outdoor concert venues and the beach. At Crate and Barrel, you will also find contemporary totes and traditional picnic baskets great for packing up your food and sharing it with friends and family. To add a little elegance, opt for a picnic table cloth and coordinating paper napkins. We carry picnic knives with protective sheathes and outdoor-friendly flatware. Select a cooler to keep white wine, soda and beer chilled while enjoying outdoor activities. Looking for something to play while outside? Our selection of classic outdoor games, such as bocce ball, croquet, scoop ball and horseshoes offer hours of enjoyment with friends and family.
Shop Crate and Barrel’s line of outdoor entertaining options to find something you’ll love.