Outdoor Summer Party Essentials

Spring is here and with the good weather comes outdoor celebrations! I absolutely love outdoor parties, they are great for keeping mess out of your house too. Whether you prefer a day party to soak up the sun, or an evening hang to enjoy those warm summer nights, you really can’t go wrong with an outdoor party.

To help you host the best get-together, I’ve rounded up some outdoor party essentials that I am loving right now! To help you host the best get-together, we’ve rounded up some outdoor summer party essentials that we’re loving right now. We’ve got you covered on everything and anything you could possibly need for summer entertaining.

Mood Lighting for and Evening Party

Outdoor 25 FT String Lights

I have fallen in love with these lights! They were easy to hang as they have two hook possibilities. And they give the warmest “comfy cozy” glow!

NOTE: Remove the bulbs before you even take the string out of the box or hang, as the bulbs are delicate, and you don’t want to risk breaking any before you even hang them. While they do come with extra bulbs, I recommend ordering extra bulbs, so you always have extra on-hand if/when a bulb breaks or burns out. 

Ways to Keep Warm on Chilly Nights

Two great ways to warm up your guests on chilly nights are this great heaters.

The outdoor propane heater to the left is great for guests who are standing around on your patio with a drink in hand.

And the outdoor gas fire table is a fun way to get guests together to roast marshmallow’s. As an added bonus when you aren’t using this as a fire table to warm you up, it can be covered and used as a regular table for guests to put their drinks.

Keep Drinks Cool

A friend of ours got two of these last summer and they are awesome! This outdoor bar table cooler is so amazing for guests to be able to grab a nice cold drink.  They are easy to clean and lightweight enough to move around to set up in the perfect spot for your party. But if you don’t need a whole table you can just get a cute Ice Bucket to hold your ice for the guests.

Keep away the Pests

Ok I am a practical event planner. Not everything about event planning is flashy. And one thing I know about a spring and summer party is that those nasty pests tend to come out and bite your guests making the experience a lot less enjoyable. So a nice Bug Zapper will always come in handy to protect your guests!

If you don’t want to have a bug zapper at your party a nice addition is always putting out a basket of assorted bug sprays for your guests. It’s nice to have a selection of deet and natural sprays or lotions for for guests who might not want the chemicals.

A Chic Place to Sit

Having different places for your guests to relax or eat their meal is always an added bonus if you have the space!

Obviously guests are going to need a place to sit! This cute 5 piece outdoor patio set is perfect for a gathering. Plus you can always mix in table and chairs. Like the one below.

Eco Friendly Disposable Dinnerware

When it comes to dinnerware for outdoor dining, durability is essential. But instead of using plastic, level up with plates and bowls made of bamboo. I love the fact that these are biodegradable. They look great. They hold what ever you put on them. 

Food and Drink Surfaces

When you’re hosting you’re most likely serving food and drinks to your guests and you’re going to need a place to display it! So I went and found a couple of good options for you!

Now you can always pick up a folding table you cover with a cute table cloth but why not up your game with a cute moveable bar cart!

Displaying the Food

When serving food outside there are a few basic things to think about. Keeping the food fresh (hot or cold), keeping bugs off of it, and having the presentation look nice. If you’re presenting food that doesn’t need to be kept hot or cold an adorable layered tray like the one to the left is a great way to display little desserts or appetizers.

If you have items that need to be kept cold and/or covered this cute see through platter will keep your items cold and safe!

And if you’re trying to keep your food warm then chafing dishes are the way to go. What’s great about this one is that it has 3 oven-safe chafing pans that can also be used in the food warming tray, or serve food from your own heat-safe dishes and pans kept warm on the tray! Very versatile.

Outdoor Party Fun!

There are so many different ways to entertain guests at a party! From a Blow Up Hot Tub for your guests to a Back Yard Movie Night set up to the millions of different lawn games. There are so many different ways to enjoy a back yard party.

There are so many different ways to enjoy an outdoor party! I’d love to hear how you’re celebrating outdoors this summer!

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