dining & entertaining
Take Your Outdoor Dining Experience to the Next Level
There's something magical about an outdoor dining experience that harkens back to simple days. Dining outside, whether you're enjoying yourself at a picnic table, throwing a backyard barbecue, or enjoying a picnic spread out on the grass, makes the food tastier, the company sweeter, and the conversation livelier. From modern picnic baskets to portable blenders ideal for alfresco margaritas, you can find all the dining accessories you need for a lovely — and delicious — outdoor meal.
Take Your Tableware Outside
You might spend more time eating outside if you have everything you need for outdoor dining, including plates, bowls, cups, and cutlery designed for outside use. Forget about eating off paper plates and using flimsy plastic knives and forks. Discover an array of glasses, ranging from traditional juice glasses to tumblers and cocktail glasses at JCPenney. Keep your beverages cold with insulated cups and thermal bottles. Move onto complementary dishes in vivid colors and patterns. Your boldly striped bowls and plates will rival the brightness of the sun. Once you finish your meal, you can throw all your outdoor dining implements in the dishwasher.
Create a Charming Tablescape
A quilt spread over the grass, a wooden picnic table, a fancy patio table — they all deserve beautiful decorations, which means you get to have a blast picking out place mats, tablecloths, and other accessories. Find mats that feature nature scenes, in keeping with the outdoor dining theme. You can also choose place mats and tablecloths that match the dishes. Explore picnic baskets and weigh the advantages of traditional wicker baskets with handy backpack-style carriers.
Bring the Party Outside
Some items just add to the thrill of being outside and enjoying delicious food. An old-fashioned ice cream maker evokes a certain vintage charm, while a portable blender for making mixed drinks is a more modern addition to the alfresco scene. It's a good idea to have a pitcher. For portability, think about a plastic pitcher with a tightly fitting lid.
Eating outside with someone special or a group of friends is a fun way to spend an evening. Even if you dine out in your own backyard, stock up on the items you need for the perfect picnic. Find everything necessary for a spectacular outdoor dining experience at JCPenney.