We may have reached the halfway point of summer but the great outdoors are still calling, at least from as far as the confines of our backyard, porch, or terrace. With this in mind, there’s still a few weeks left to plan your activities and hosting duties.

From adding pops of colour and texture with a blanket, pillow or chair set, to a backyard game or two that will keep guests entertained, and chic outdoor speakers to playful cocktail sets that ensure a long night dancing under the stars – here’s 12 items from MEC you will need to entertain, chill out, and enjoy all the summertime joy in a picture-perfect environment:

UCO Soft Shell Ice Cream Ball Pint – $39.95

Ooni Pro Pizza Peel – $69.95

Pocket Cocktails – $10

Helinox Chair Two – $179.95

Bocce Set – $20.95

United By Blue Out-of-Doors Candles Surf – $15

MEC Double Hammock with Tree Straps – $99.95

Nomadix Festival Blanket – $94.95

United by Blue Born To Roam Enamel Mug – $12.75

Therm-a-Rest Pillow – $25 – $35

Portable Bluetooth Speaker – $149.95

Meal Kit – $29.95