Your list of essentials for a garden tea party | Trending

Keen to make the most of the season? Why not see out summer in style with a frolicking garden tea party.

Striped dress, $240. A casual frock can be playful while also looking smart. bodenclothing.com.au

Veja runners, $195. Ditch the heels in favour of some cool trainers. theiconic.com.au

Dinner plate, $7. Available in sets and as individual pieces, this dinnerware is renowned for its durability, made from chip, crack and break-resistant Vitrelle three layer glass. corellebrands.com.au

Admiral napkins (set of four), $49. The perfect accessory for a table, whether you're entertaining family, friends, or kooky (but lovable) in-laws. ponyrider.com.au

Cutlery set, $349. When only the best will do. Each set consists of 24 pieces and is available in brushed gold, matte black, brushed silver and polished silver. krof.co

Trudy Rice Butterfly table runner, $110. Set the scene by running a botanical theme through your garden party. kedesign.com.au

Drink dispenser set with stand, $29.95. Fill one with a flavoured beverage and the other with fresh water spritzed with lemon. tkmaxx.com.au

PAL BT, $299. A portable radio that's perfect for any outdoor (or indoor) setting. The battery lasts 16-hours, and the cabinet is weather-resistant. tivoliaudio.com.au

Lawn picnic blanket, $79 (175 x 135 centimetres) . Machine-washable, UV resistant, and made with a velvet-like feel with waterproof backing. thestore.com.au

Joshua Tree print shirt, $100. A botanical print that's a little left of centre. thenorthface.com.au

Dock shorts, $99.95. Smart, casual shorts are the perfect choice for a backyard shindig. davidjones.com

Janessa Leone Klint boater hat, $280. Ladies, gents and kids should all be donning a hat when you're out enjoying the sun. orderofstyle.com

Planet Finska croquet set, $184.95. Comes with hardwood mallets, balls, wickets, stakes and corner flags, all packed in a heavy duty canvas bag. biome.com.au

Carnivale teapot, $210. If your garden tea party is a more sophisticated affair, bring out your fine white porcelain. noritake.com.au

Cheeseporn cheeseboard $79.95. No garden tea party is complete without a delicious spread of cheese and accompaniments. mrgift.com.au

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face & Body Sunscreen Stick, $16.99. Provides an on-the-go, hands-free application that spreads easily over the skin with a non-sticky finish. Available at major supermarkets and pharmacies.