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Alfresco entertaining: the illusive phrase that always sounds easy, but then again, aren?t we so over settling for the plasticware?

Well, we?ve got good news for your next backyard barbecue. Scratch that--we?ve got 30 pieces of good news. PureWow has teamed up with Italian vino experts Ecco Domani to bring you ?30 Days of Wow: Summer Entertaining." With everything from furniture to biodegradable flatware (hint: birch trumps plastic), this highly curated guide features all the tools you?ll need to throw your next outdoor bash--as well as a few insider tips and summer drinks (just wait until your guests get their paws on our Pinot Grigio Summer Spritzer).

And to help you get a head start on your next summer event, check out Ecco Domani?s ?What?s Your Summer Party Style? contest. Pin your favorite image and you?ll be entered to win $150 in summer entertaining essentials.

Party next weekend? No sweat.

Italian Table Wine, © 2013 Ecco Domani USA, Hayward, CA. All rights reserved.

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