Now that we can safely entertain and gather for summer festivities, it’s time to let the good times roll. To ensure your warm-weather celebrations are set with key hosting essentials, we’ve shopped out ten different category suggestions to update your party cabinet.
The best part? Each pick is under $50. Within each section, you have two options to choose from, making a grand total of 20 entertainment accessories and must-haves to throw a helluva backyard get-together this summer.
Update your sound system.
Nothing sets the mood like a good playlist, so make sure your outdoor sound system is ready to bump the jams. You don’t need to spend a fortune on powerful speakers; you can just buy one of the below picks.
Stock up on stylish serving pieces.
Buy timeless sets that you can use season after season, like these durable trays and matching utensils.
Incorporate interactive games.
Let the crowd get a little competitive with these outdoor games. You can even take it to the next level and add a prize for the winner at the end of the party.
Things to keep the kids busy.
Anything from DIY coloring stations to fresh homemade popsicle creations—your kids will love embracing their creativity while having fun in the sun.
Display your summery bar cart accessories.
An easy way to make your bar cart feel seasonal is by adding colorful and summery decor like fun coasters and festive glassware.
Create a memory station.
Have an area set with Polaroid cameras and even a cool backdrop where your guests can take pictures. Everyone loves a good photo opportunity, and disposable cameras and instant film are always fan favorites.
Use safe outdoor glassware.
Save your nice glassware for indoor dinner parties, and update your outdoor stemware with chic acrylic or stainless steel options. Avoid any breakage with these safe and stylish options. Be sure to serve your beverages with reusable straws too.
Update your reusable party decor.
Add some flair with things like twinkle lights you can hang in your backyard and use all party season long and large candles to keep the bugs away (to name a couple ideas).
Don’t be shy with the trinkets.
Baskets to store your guests’ shoes, vases for fresh floral arrangements, the list goes on. These little details make all the difference, we promise.
Bring out the cozy blankets and pillows.
Once the sun goes down, your guest will want to snuggle up and get comfortable with oversized blankets and fluffy pillows.
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