Summer party style: 7 must-have items to throw an amazing soiree
There’s nothing quite like a summer party. Whether it’s at a pool, the park or your own back yard, something about the combo of sunshine, heat, yummy food and good friends just can’t be beat.
But before you break out into a sweat over the idea of entertaining a crowd, relax — or should we say, chill. Shopping site Gettington.com has all sorts of products that not only will impress your guests, but won’t break the bank, either.
Here are seven fab finds from the site to get your party started and make you the hostess with the mostess. Now, what are you waiting for? Your guests are ready for some fun in the sun.
Inflatable Serving Bar: You slaved over salads, sauces and various apps (OK, so maybe the folks at your local deli did the slaving). Either way, the last thing you want is food spoiling out in the heat. This nifty portable bar, $14.95, to the rescue. Just inflate it, fill it up with ice, place it on the table and — voila! — your bowls, dishes, bottles and cans will stay chilled and you can keep your cool.
Tommy Bahama Rolling Party Cooler: Keep your guests quenched with this rolling cooler, $119.95, that holds up to 100 cans, has a lower tray for storage and even features a bottle cap opener. Our favorite part? The cooler body can be lifted out of the base, great for bringing to a picnic or tailgate. Way, well, cool.
Emerson Portable Ice Maker: We’ve all been there. Your guests are expected any minute and someone (definitely not you) forgot to get the ice. Just plug this party-saver in to freeze water fast. In about 10 minutes, the ice maker, $175.95, makes nine pieces, and can store up to 2.2 pounds of ice. No plumbing needed — just plug in and party on.
Triumph Tournament Bean Bag Toss: It’s never a bad idea to offer your guests a party game or two, and this game, $59.95, will keep kids and adults happy and busy. Easy to set up and sturdy enough that’ll it’ll last through years of competitive tosses, it’s also awesome for tailgaters and campers. Who’s in?
Margaritaville Cordless Frozen Concoction Maker: Jimmy Buffett fans, rejoice. You will instantly be the envy of all your friends when you offer delicious margaritas from your very own frozen drink machine, $299.95. Whip up 60 drinks (or 20 pitchers) per single charge using this cordless number that also shaves ice and includes a blender, pitcher, ice hopper and shot glass. Kids or non-drinkers at your bash? It’s also brilliant for making smoothies. Bring your own salt.
Solar Pillar Candle Lantern: As the party rages on into the night, add ambiance to your deck, garden or patio with a chic Mission-style lantern, $23.95. The solar-powered LED lantern offers a warm glow and can be set flat or hung by its loop, depending on your space.
Lighted Tropical Birds: Another way to light things up? This set of four solar-powered jungle bird stake lights, $19.95. Leave them in your yard, where they store solar energy during the day and then shine brightly at night. Can you say tropical paradise?