Gearing up for an epic summer BBQ? Well, we’ve got you covered with 10 party-perfect necessities you can use, (and re-use!), all summer long. SHOP our top picks right here.
I don’t know about you, but here at HollywoodLife, once the temperature warms up we can’t wait to socialize over cocktails. Summer is the season for entertaining, whether you’re throwing a BBQ and rooftop drinks in the big city or heading to the beach or lake — and we’ve got you covered with everything you need to take your summer bash to the next level. Our tips? For starters, a signature cocktail always seems to elevate any party. Once you select your recipe, keep it cool in a pitcher so all your guests know to help themselves — this also alleviates the need to constantly serve drinks. At a BBQ, display soda, beer, and water in a festive cooler that no only adds to the decor of the bash but also allows guests to serve themselves.
Now that you have your drinks down, you can move onto food. Our fave thing about summer entertaining? Keeping it casual — that means bold paper plates, napkins, and silverware are the way to go. That way, you don’t have to stress about cleaning up. Select a fun print you can use throughout the summer and use a basket to display silverware, napkins, and condiments. Another tip? A fun, festive accessory can go a long way — especially if you want your party to look Instagram-worthy. Enter the pool float! While nothing looks better lazily swaying around a pool than a float, you can also string it up indoors or set it up as a prop for friends to take photographs with if your party doesn’t involve water.
Check out our fave picks, SHOP them below, and come back for more summer style.