It’s that time… the weather is finally warming up, we’re in the mood for intimate gatherings, and eating al fresco under the sun and stars. Is there anything more magical than sharing a chilled rosé (or delicious non-alcoholic beverage) with friends at the park, beach, or backyard? We think not. And if you’re planning a special dinner party or soirée soon, then it’s safe to say you have a lot to do. But don’t stress, because these recipes are easy and delicious, and we’ve rounded up Target’s best affordable outdoor furniture, décor, and tableware so you can create the chicest space on a budget. Because a good time shouldn’t cost you!

If you’re like us, you’ll be scrolling through these picks already dreaming and designing in your head exactly how you’re going to arrange them in your space. So whether you’re planning out a Mother’s Day picnic, getting ready to host an outdoor game night, or simply gearing up to enjoy a quiet afternoon solo, shop our favorite affordable outdoor furniture and make your warm weather entertaining dreams come true.

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Shop the Best Affordable Outdoor Furniture From Target

Outdoor Furniture

Opalhouse™ Southport 2pk Patio Dining Chairs

Undeniably chic, these dining chairs are a minimalist’s dream. But instead of feeling like you’re sitting on a concrete slab (as is the case with some modern-leaning seating options), these are cushy and incredibly comfy.


Opalhouse™ Southport 2pk Patio Dining Chairs, $240 (reg. $300)

Project 62™ Terrazzo Patio Accent Table

You can never have too many side tables in an outdoor setting—they’re the ideal resting stop next to your chair for wine and mocktails. Relaxation, perfected.


Project 62™ Terrazzo Patio Accent Table, $80 (reg. $100)

Room Essentials™ Metal Patio Accent Table

Brighten up your outdoor area or patio with this utilitarian-chic accent table. We can’t get enough of its pared-down design and how it can seamlessly weave its way into any aesthetic.


Room Essentials™ Metal Patio Accent Table, $36 (reg. $45)

Threshold™ Mulberry 3pc Patio Chat Set

Who doesn’t love the vintage appeal of these Mulberry club chairs. Made from rust- and weather-resistant material, they’ll maintain their beauty in rain, hail, or shine.


Threshold™ Mulberry 3pc Patio Chat Set, $440 (reg. $550)

Project 62™ 32″ Round Metal Outdoor LP Fire Pit

As we head into summer, the nights can still be a little chilly. This fire pit raises the heat and also brings the campfire spirit to your backyard.


Project 62™ 32″ Round Metal Outdoor LP Fire Pit, $280 (reg. $350)

Threshold™ Morie Farmhouse Wood Rectangle Dining Table

This weather makes us want to eat outside for every meal—and with this stunner you can!


Threshold™ Morie Farmhouse Wood Rectangle Dining Table, $360 (reg. $450)

Threshold™ 10′ DuraSeason Fabric™ Patio Market Umbrella

An umbrella is a must, but it can be hard to find one that gets the job done in style. We love this one’s neutral design that still manages to give St. Tropez vibes.


Threshold™ 10′ DuraSeason Fabric™ Patio Market Umbrella, $90

Threshold™ Eliot Patio Dining Bench

Indoors or out, this bench will look good wherever it’s placed. No need to worry about spills or stains either because the pillow is made of 100% recycled polyster so it resists fading, repels water, and is easy to clean.


Threshold™ Eliot Patio Dining Bench, $144 (reg. $180)

Best Planters

Opalhouse™ Outdoor Stoneware Family Planter 8″

You can never have too many plants (in our humble opinion)—they just brighten the space. But if you don’t have room for a garden, then planters are the way to go. This ceramic piece is great for herbs and small succulents that are easy to care for.


Opalhouse™ Outdoor Stoneware Family Planter 8″, $20

Room Essentials™ Self-Watering Planter 8″

We love to vary the heights, styles, and colors of our planters for a visual feast outdoors, and this neutral version plays well with friends.


Room Essentials™ Self-Watering Planter 8″, $3

Project 62™ Outdoor Sand Glazed Stoneware Planter 5.9″

This stylish option will bring greenery into any space, and a smile to your face.


Project 62™ Outdoor Sand Glazed Stoneware Planter 5.9″, $12

Lakeside Ceramic Planter on Wood Stand

This planter’s faux wood stand enhances the look and feel of your space which is only further accented by the greenery of the plant you choose.


Lakeside Ceramic Planter on Wood Stand, $23.98

Project 62™ 5″ Outdoor Sand Glazed Stoneware Planter Terracotta

Terracotta is having a moment and we’re totally on board. This stylish planter will enhance any space with its vintage appeal.


Project 62™ 5″ Outdoor Sand Glazed Stoneware Planter Terracotta, $20

Smith & Hawken™ Earthenware Planter

Sometimes you want a green space but you just don’t have a green thumb, and that’s okay. This stunning faux planter is here to save the day and make any space look lush with minimal effort.


Smith & Hawken™ Earthenware Planter, $15

Throw Pillows and Blankets

Threshold™ Reversible Floor Cushion

If you don’t have room for outdoor furniture then throw a rug or blanket down and put a few of these pillows on top—elevated picnic, anyone?


Threshold™ Reversible Floor Cushion, $50

Opalhouse™ Round Throw Pillow

With their fringed ends, these throw pillows bring a relaxed, boho vibe to your patio or porch.


Opalhouse™ Round Throw Pillow, $35

Casaluna™ 50″x70″ Oversized Throw

Sprinkle a few blankets around so guests can cover up at night when the wind chill sweeps in unexpectedly.


Casaluna™ 50″x70″ Oversized Throw, $59.25 (reg. $79)

Threshold™ Decorative Throw Pillow Looped Diamond

Bring comfort and style to your outdoor lounge chairs with this decorative pillow.


Threshold™ Decorative Throw Pillow Looped Diamond, $20

Outdoor Décor

Pillowfort™ Tulip Shaped Woven Basket

This basket doubles as a planter and chic storage—everybody loves a twofer!


Pillowfort™ Tulip Shaped Woven Basket, $20

Threshold™ Resin Outdoor Lantern

Hang it up or position them on the ground, these lanterns will provide ample moody lighting in your garden or patio.


Threshold™ Resin Outdoor Lantern, $28 (reg. $35)

Project 62™ 14.5oz Terrazzo Candle

Every outdoor event needs a candle, but especially one that keeps mosquitoes at bay. With its terrazzo look, we’ve never seen a more stylish citronella candle.


Project 62™ 14.5oz Terrazzo Candle, $12 (reg. $15)

Opalhouse™ Ceramic Earthenware Cutout Design Outdoor Lantern

No lights, no problem. This lantern will set the mood and keep the conversation flowing long into the night.


Opalhouse™ Ceramic Earthenware Cutout Design Outdoor Lantern, $20 ($25)

Outdoor Tableware

Threshold™ Chunky Seagrass Woven Serving Tray

Serve up your dishes in style with this rattan tray that brings a summery spirit to any table setting.


Threshold™ Chunky Seagrass Woven Serving Tray, $20

Threshold™ 18oz Olivewood Serving Bowl

Lightweight, unbreakable, and easy to clean, we can’t think of a better outdoor bowl. We also love the lighter wood tone that blends into nature’s surroundings.


Threshold™ 18oz Olivewood Serving Bowl, $25

Hearth & Hand™ x Magnolia Oversized Carved Wood Tray

Serve fruit, crudites, and nibbles on this stylish tray—it will look good even when everyone has eaten the contents it was serving up!


Hearth & Hand™ x Magnolia Oversized Carved Wood Tray, $39.99

Hearth & Hand™ x Magnolia Circle Serve Board

This serving board is the perfect display for a delectable cheeseboard that doubles as an artful and awe-inspiring centerpiece. (Psst… if you’re looking for tips on how to make a cheeseboard on a budget, here you are.)


Hearth & Hand™ x Magnolia Circle Serve Board, $34.99

Room Essentials™ 26oz Plastic Tall Tumbler

Armed with the cutest set of shatter-proof drinkware that comes in a range of colors, you’ll be ready to get the (outdoor) party started. Also, that price!


Room Essentials™ 26oz Plastic Tall Tumbler, $0.75

Threshold™ 10.5″ Melamine and Bamboo Dinner Plate White

Bring that elevated and modern aesthetic you love indoors outside with these minimal plates.


Threshold™ 10.5″ Melamine and Bamboo Dinner Plate White, $4

This post was originally published on May 22, 2021, and has since been updated.

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    Luxevia interiors May 24, 2021 at 2:35 am

    Amazing post thanks for sharing your experience.

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