25 Summer Entertaining Finds Under $25 from Walmart

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Entertaining during the summer is in a league of its own. Setting tablescapes and organizing hors d'oeuvres is fun no matter what time of year but throw in outdoor elements, twinkly lights, and warm summer nights and it becomes a kind of sport we never want to stop playing. That said, it could get expensive to coordinate each and every dinner party you throw with an entirely new theme and color scheme — unless, of course, you shop at Walmart, with its endless supply of colorful and patterned plates, napkins, serveware, decor, and more that are all worthy of a dedicated Pinterest board. And best of all: Everything is less than $25, so you don't have to feel bad about going all out. Happy hosting!

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Since your famous pasta salad deserves a pretty backdrop.

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For cereal, ice cream, or freshly picked cherries.

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An adjustable knob allows you to control the level of flame, depending on the mood you're trying to set.

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At only $12 for four, you can stock up and give guests a pop of color at their seat.

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There are few things we love more than glasses that make backyard cocktail hour more foolproof.

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Coasters make the world go round (or at the very least keep clean-obsessed hosts happy).

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Chips and salsa, veggies and dip, crackers and hummus — no matter what you're into, you need this dish.

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Pro tip: Add your favorite popsicle to a glass of rosé for a perfect summer treat.

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Oh chinoiserie, how we love thee.

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For less than $25, we'll dedicate this gold flatware to alfresco meals exclusively.

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Here's an insulated solution to drinking by the pool.

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Best for freshly squeezed lemonade.

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Why yes, we do need summer-approved salt and pepper shakers, thank you.

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Entertaining your guests is way easier when you have life-size dice.

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This nifty dispenser can be used together as one elevated unit, plus it comes apart to become a drink dispenser on top and an ice bucket for bottled beverages below.

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Keep pesky bugs out of your delicious lunchtime spread.

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The beauty of this adorable cooler is that it collapses for easy-to-handle storage.

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Hey, it's not called a Southhampton serving tray for nothing.

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Next up on your calendar? A flamingo-themed pool party.

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That's because you are.

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Set the tone all summer long with these kitchen table staples.

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Mosquito repellant, but make it fashion. (Or at the very least, make it less of an eyesore.)

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All of your holidays and summer moods covered for less than $10.

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Wine glass charms are tacky; we're all about these fun DIY glass markers.

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Use this to transport condiments, silverware, or dessert from inside out.


Katie Maguire

Katie Maguire

Katie is the Commerce Editor at Hunker. She has previously been on staff at Shape Magazine, Well+Good, and PureWow, and has spent her life perfecting the art of online shopping.