Don't let the cooler temperatures keep you inside. Autumn is the perfect time to gather round a fire-pit and enjoy some time with friends. This is casual entertaining at its best. No need to go gourmet - a simple hot dog on a stick followed by S'Mores is all you need to serve.

You might want to employ a few hurricane lanterns for ambiance and these other outdoor entertaining essentials:

Sit back and relax in a classic teak Adirondack chair.

Snuggle under a cozy Brahms Mount merino wool day blanket in a zippy houndstooth.

Heath tumblers are sturdy enough to take outside - perfect for wine or hot chocolate.

Large kitchen tea towels make great rustic napkins.

What are your autumn outdoor entertaining essentials? Leave a comment and let us know.