Everything You Need to Kickstart Your Summer Entertaining in Ridgefield

It’s summertime in beautiful Ridgefield! Among the many wonderful things this season brings are fun opportunities to entertain friends and family outside – time to fire up the grill, pour a glass of rosé, and enjoy laid-back moments together. However, you may look outside and realize the vision in your head of the perfect summer soirée doesn’t quite compare to reality. Well, we’re here to help get your outdoor entertaining areas up to snuff and ready to party! Take a scroll to discover how you can prepare your outdoor space and utilize décor and tableware for every occasion, all without ever leaving Ridgefield.

Prepare Your Outdoor Space 

Step one: prepare the canvas! If spring got away from you and you’re still scrambling to tidy the patio, fill your planters, and need a place to sit, Ridgefield has you covered. Is your porch or patio in need of some repairs, a refresh, or an update? Ridgefield Supply can help you with all the supplies you’ll need for any job large or small.

If a quick fix is all you need, make a list and stop by Ridgefield Hardware for supplies. You’ll also find grills and grilling tools, outdoor cookware, candles, outdoor lighting, and various home goods including American flags. After all that work you’ll need a place to rest, so head over to Ethan Allen for a great selection of elegant outdoor furniture sure to make your space sophisticated and entertaining-ready.

Ridgefield Supply
Ethan Allen

Set the Table…and the Scene

With your outdoor space now a beautiful blank canvas, it’s time to fill it with life and fun! Add throw pillows, blankets, and candles to seating areas to create a warm and inviting space. Check out Bella Home and Olley Court for luxe home accessories; Ridgefield lovers will love town-themed pieces from The Rooted Plow. Each of these great shops can also help you set a beautiful table with their selections of unique tableware and drinkware. From glasses, coasters and pitchers, to trays, flatware, napkins, and placemats, you’ll find the perfect refresh for this summer’s parties, as well as for everyday enjoyment. Bella Home also offers custom monogramming and embroidery for those who want to personalize their linens, or even for the perfect party favor. 

Bella Home
Olley Court

The Loft at Bissell also offers seasonal and name-brand dishware, drinkware, as well as great décor. And if you’re after one-of-a-kind finds for the tabletop and your space, be sure to scour the Ridgefield Thrift Shop! With so many beautiful décor pieces at your fingertips, you’ll be scheming ways to throw multiple parties this summer.

There is nothing like bringing real life into any gathering though, and we won’t mean the guests! Enlist Rodier Flowers to create a beautiful centerpiece and small arrangements to place throughout your space – beautiful blooms and fresh greens are the icing on the cake of design. When you’re not playing host but rather guest, consider any of these shops for a fabulous hostess gift!

Loft at Bissell
Rodier Flowers

Wine & Dine Your Guests

…and yourself! Even when you’re not entertaining a crowd, summertime is sacred so there’s no reason not to make every al fresco evening an experience for your tastebuds. But wine, in particular, is more fun with friends so we’re lucky to have local sommelier Jillian Fontana available to add a very special pop to parties! Allow her to lead a wine-tasting at your home and create an evening your guests will remember.

Feeling extra fancy? Work with a local caterer to create the perfect pairings! À Table by S+B Catering (AKA Bernard’s Sarah Bouïssou) is no stranger to fabulous fêtes with impeccable cuisine. They also offer a range of prepared foods to pick up at their new shop as well. And Bailey’s Backyard, offers American bites with a punch of farm-fresh flavor. For more casual fare, try classic American barbeque from Odeen’s. And Tablao Wine Bar & Restaurant, 850 Degrees, Genoa Deli, and Southwest Café are at the ready when those tastebuds yearn for an international escape.

Wine tasting
À Table

Consider take-out and fabulous prepared foods from one of our many restaurants for your smaller gatherings. Ross Bread is the perfect stop if you’re hosting brunch or lunch. Find simple prepared foods that are just as easy to warm or prep at home, and freshly baked breads as well as sweet and savory pastries. 

If you’re the executive chef or grill master of your home, you’ll want to pick up a fresh cut of meat from Ridgefield Prime, and organic produce and other fine foods from Nature’s Temptations. Wow your guests with a sweet creation from Stacey’s Totally Baked, and add little something extra with a confectionary favor from Deborah Ann’s!

Ross Bread
Stacey’s Totally Baked

Happy summer and cheers to a scrumptious summer soirée!

Ridgefield ChamberThank you to the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce for supporting the Ridgefield community!