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10 Perfect Summer Party Essentials & Supplies You Can Use All Season Long: SHOP

Fri, May 19, 2017 3:54pm EDT by Add first Comment
10 Perfect Summer Party Essentials & Supplies You Can Use All Season Long: SHOP

Gearing up for Memorial Day Weekend? 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.



A float is the quintessential party necessity come summer time -- and we love the banana-leaf print that pays homage to the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel.

Target Patriotism Party Supplies Collection

Starting at $2.50 and up, you can get all the red, white, and blue paper plates, napkins, cups and more, just in time for Memorial Day -- and you can save whatever you have left over for the Fourth of July.

Modcloth Party in Pink Lawn Ornament Set

Even if you don't have a lot of space, you can stick these flamingos in a flower pot if you want to add a beachy summer vibe into any space -- even if you live in a big city!

Urban Outfitters Disco Pineapple Sipper Cup

These cups are perfect for cocktails and refreshing summer drinks.

Amscan Palm Tree Inflatable Cooler

Whether you're heading to a beach or backyard, this inflatable cooler is festival and practical, too. Once your party is over simply deflate it and pack it away until you need it. Free two-day shipping for Amazon Prime members.

Just Sip It Biodegradable Vintage Paper Drinking Straws, Blue, Pack of 50

Planning a last minute party? Printed paper straws will instantly add a festive vibe to any bash. Free two-day shipping for Amazon Prime members.

Ginger Ray Summer Fruits Pineapple & Hot Paper Party Plates

These colorful paper plates mean you won't have to clean up afterward and they're bold and bright for entertaining all summer long. Free two-day shipping for Amazon Prime members.

Medium Metal Lattice Wood Bin, available at T.J. Maxx

A wood bin adds to the decor of any party and is practical, too. Use it for storing napkins, silverware, and more. Originally $21, you can now scoop it up for practically half the price.


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Draper James Watermelon Tumbler Set With Pitcher

You can reuse this fun and flirty summer set, from Reese Witherspoon's amazing (and attainable!) line, all season long. Free shipping over $200.