Now that you've spruced up your porch/deck area with a few eco-friendly decor items, planters, and non-gruesome bug traps, it's time to have some pals over to celebrate, show-off, and knock back a few. Below you'll find a dozen outdoor entertaining must-haves ranging from reusable chopsticks for alfresco nibbles to recycled glass pitchers perfect for that "adult" lemonade that only gets made during the summer months.


On the hunt for Mother Nature-approved summer food and booze ideas? Head on over to the MNN food channel. And stay tuned for next week's installment of "All deck out" when I keep with the patio party theme and highlight eco-lighting options for outdoor gatherings large and small.

Pedestal Beverage Dispenser @ VivaTerra ($78)


















Well Considered Bamboo Salad Bowl and Servers @ The Conran Shop ($24, servers; $45, bowl)














Clothespin Chopsticks @ CB2 ($3.95/each)














Sol Beer Glasses @ Elsewares ($34/set of 4)















Wasara Biodegradable Tableware @ A+R Store ($9 - $12)















Casa Recycled Glass Pitcher @ Pottery Barn ($29)















Doily News @ Charles & Marie ($10/set of 100) 















Confetti Recycled Melamine Divided Plates - green @ Target ($39/set of 6)















 Bambu 16" Serving Trays @ Branch ($24/each) 















Oh, Little Rabbit Organic Cotton Birch Tree Cocktail Napkins @ Supermarket ($15)











Mosaic Recycled Placemat @ CB2 ($6.95)












Recycled Glass Bottle Platter @ Uncommon Goods ($18)










Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

All decked out: Party time
Too hot to entertain inside? Head out to the back deck and don't forget these 12 eco-friendly outdoor eating' and drinkin' wares.