Get a handle on your late summer parties and fall gatherings. It’s easy to do. Just grab a handwoven Dresden & Company basket like the Beverage Carrier, the Village Errands or the Hometown Helper, load it up and you’re well on your way to fun times wherever the party takes you.

The swinging handles on each of these American-made baskets make them easy to tote. And the baskets themselves are wonderful as serving pieces for your sports tailgating or the family reunion that is finally happening. Maybe you and your friends are meeting for an afternoon hike followed by dinner under the stars.

The Beverage Carrier, which is available only in August, is great for the obvious: carrying a bottle of wine or sparkling water. But don’t stop there. With the Protector inside, you can fill it with salad and rest your serving spoon in the slot. Or stack your famous brownies or cookies there along with a set of tongs to use.

Make it a Sundae Side Bar, a Dressings Station or a Mobile Garnishing Stand. Place three of Dresden & Company’s Stemless Wine Glasses in the Beverage Carrier. Then fill the glasses with toppings for the ice cream, salad dressings or condiments, or lemons, limes and more for your refreshments. Place the basket so that people can get to the glasses from either side so there’s less of a bottleneck.

Don’t forget our D&Co. Kitchen line for those dressings and condiments: Dill Pickle Mustard, Tomato Bacon Ranch Dressing, Raspberry Peach Chipotle Sauce, Pineapple Salsa, and so many more.

Use the Village Errands Basket to carry your American Potters’ Collection Large Bowl filled with pasta salad or potato salad. Then once you are at the party, the basket becomes a “bowl” for chips or breads. Or use it to ice down your drinks.

Bake your famous casserole or dessert and bring it to the party in your Hometown Helper Basket. You can leave the baking dish in the Hometown Helper, or you can use the basket to hold napkins, plastic forks and knives.

Our Main Street Moments, Dresden 1919 Basket, Company Picnic and Caddy baskets all are ready to tailgate too.

Wherever your party takes you, grab our basket handles and take us along.