Right now, the *only* place we鈥檙e interested in being is outside, livin鈥 that patio life! And while we LOVE a good backyard DIY, sometimes a girl鈥檚 just gotta shop. Enter Kohl鈥檚: The budget-friendly retailer has some majorly crush-worthy entertaining pieces, from pillows to patio sets to placemats, all of which just cry out for a summer party. We鈥檙e soooo ready to get stocked up for the season! Scroll down for some of our fave picks.

1. Griffith Metal Outdoor Dining 5-Piece Set ($580): When bright pops of color meet retro design, we are happy campers. Just think of all the 鈥楪ram-worthy summer table settings you can build with this too-cute dining set.

2. Vera Cruz 12-piece Melamine Dinnerware Set ($140): Dress up #tacotuesday and all of your other al fresco meals with these fun melamine plates. They鈥檙e the perfect option for parties because they do.not.break.

3. Safavieh Courtyard Trellis Indoor Outdoor Rug ($35-$360): Defining a seating area is no less important when it鈥檚 outdoors. Have even more fun by choosing a bright hue for your patio or deck space: Peach, lime, turquoise blue 鈥 You鈥檝e got options!

4. Fire Sense Revolver Convertible Fire Pit ($230): Fire pits take backyard entertaining from ho-hum to heck yes, but when your outdoor space is at a premium, get crafty with a find like this convertible table. It鈥檒l hold your summer cocktails by day before transforming into your gathering spot by night.

5. SONOMA Goods for Life Medallion Indoor Outdoor Stool ($80): You can never have enough stools that do double duty. Nab this Moroccan-inspired indoor/outdoor stool and you have not only a fun color pop but also the seating and table space you need.


6. SONOMA Goods for Life Biscay Patio Cuddle Arm Chair & Ottoman 2-Piece Set ($600): That sassy little stool fits right in when you鈥檙e kicking back with a beach read on this aptly named 鈥渃uddle chair.鈥

7. Celebrate Summer Together Drink Floatie 4-Pack ($20): If you didn鈥檛 hop on the drink-floating bandwagon last summer, get with the program ASAP! You can grab these summery drink-friendly floaties in a four-pack for you and your friends.

8. Celebrate Summer Together 3-Piece Tropical Stacking Container Set ($30): On point for for bringing along to neighborly get-togethers and perfect for all of your styled 鈥渂ackyard barbecue鈥 photos, these tropical containers are party-ready.

9. Crosley Furniture Palm Harbor Patio Sectional Chair, Ottoman & Coffee Table 8-Piece Set ($1,940): If this is the year that you鈥檙e building your patio, seek out a versatile, high-quality investment set. This 8-piece set is all-weather, can be configured in a variety of ways and won鈥檛 break the bank.

10. Picnic Time Legacy 8-piece聽Margarita Chip & Dip Serving Table Set ($130): Is there anything better than chips and salsa paired with fresh margs? How about bringing them along on a picnic or serving them up in your newly decked-out backyard? We just about lost it when we saw this serving set of our dreams.

11. Celebrate Summer Together Palm Cut-Out Placemat ($9): Forget those tacky plastic tablecloths. Breathe some luau vibes into your outdoor setup with a collection of these tropical placemats.


12. Safavieh 9-ft. Striped Scalloped Trim Patio Umbrella ($280): We love a little retro nod, so when we saw this navy-striped umbrella, we cheered! Channel those south-of-France vibes no matter where you鈥檙e summering.

13. SONOMA Goods for Life Indoor/Outdoor Pillow & Cushion Collection ($20+): From pineapples to palm fronds, this pillow selection is on point. Mix and match these bright colors and quirky designs to make your patio your own.

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