Aside from hopping on a plane to one of the top spring break 2016 destinations, throwing an epic spring break party — abroad, at your friend’s pool or in your own backyard — is an absolute must. But before you break out the cocktails, you’ll need to be fully stocked with the latest and greatest party essentials. Pineapple piñatas, flamingo lights and pizza pool floats are just a few of the fun picks you’ll find below. Scroll on to get the party started, and get ready to bust out those spring break bathing suits because you’re only a few steps away from rocking out all break long.
1. Urban Outfitters Good Vibes Disposable Camera ($14): Look back on all the memories you make by taking loads of photos. There’s no better way to capture those awesome moments than with this cool disposable camera, which comes with a unique set of prints and backgrounds with every flash.
2. Uncommon Goods Bluetooth Droplet Speaker ($75): Nothing beats blasting your favorite tunes at the beach or pool. This water- and sand-resistant bluetooth speaker lets you jam out at the hottest spots without having to worry about any party damage.
3. Urban Outfitters Pizza Slice Pool Float ($48): Imagine how excited your friends will be once they hear that not only will you be serving pizza at your pool party, but you’ll also have a pizza pool float. Snag a slice of this action for a party covered in all the right toppings.
4. DIY Pineapple Piñata: Whether you smash it or just hang it up as decor, a piñata is a party must-have. To get this frilly pineapple look, deck out a cocoon-shaped paper lantern with green and yellow crepe paper. Then fill it up with creative goodies, like mini (plastic) bottles of booze and fun favors. (via Studio DIY)
5. DIY Fruit Kabob Place Cards: If you’re planning to throw a smaller spring break party, this fruit kabob place card idea is a fun way to mix it up. Simply punch out your letters using alphabet cookie cutters. Your guests will love the creative spin and a chance to snack on this tasty treat. (via Paper & Stitch)
6. DIY No-Melt Pop Invitations: These no-melt popsicle invites are the ultimate teaser. Don’t forget to mention that you’ll have the real stuff for them once they get to your place. (via Martha Stewart)
7. Oh Happy Day Watermelon Plates ($6): There’s nothing worse than having to wash dishes at the end of a party. Skip that nightmare by handing each of your guests one of these adorable watermelon plates.
8. Century Novelty Tropical Drink Stirrers ($4): You can spruce up your drinks in a flash with these neon drink stirrers. They’re great for a Hawaiian or tropical-themed party.
9. Sunnylife Beach Seat ($65): Every party-goer knows that once it starts to get crowded, seats get scarce. Now you won’t have to worry about finding a seat at that beach bonfire. Just pop open one of these folding chairs for a comfy place to sit while you sip on your favorite drink.
10. DIY Snow Cone Garland: This garland is a cool idea for an epic photo booth backdrop. If you like this playful look, you should check out some of our other DIY snow cone party ideas too. (via Brit + Co)
11. Sunnylife Cactus Ice Trays 2 Set ($19): Now you can bring the party to your ice cubes with this set of trays. The cactus shapes will really step up the *cool* factor for all those fruity drinks.
12. Flashing Cocktail Shaker ($15): Show off your bartending skills with this flashing cocktail shaker. Your friends won’t want to take their eyes off you every time you throw together a drink.
13. Brookstone Floating Waterproof Table Tennis ($80): Get some friendly competition going with a game of table tennis… in the pool! Your friends can cheer you on from their floats as you rack up those points.
14. Graffiti Beach Gold Glitter Wine Bottle Opener ($12): If your idea of a good time is a small get-together with your favorite people and wine, this gold glitter wine bottle opener is here to make those dreams come true. Just remember, after all those finals or work assignments, you deserve it.
15. Sunnylife Giant Playing Cards ($28): Pool lounging can get a little boring, but with this deck of water-resistant PVC playing cards, you can start a round of poker, king’s cup or blackjack. No matter what you play, you’ll be a winning hostess with this deck.
16. Grand Trunk Tie-Dye Double Hammock ($100): Spring break is about having fun, but most importantly it’s about having a chance to R-E-L-A-X. Attach this baby to a pair of trees, sit back and chill the day away with this tie-dye double hammock.
17. Intex Giant Beach Ball ($8): No matter where you are, a giant beach ball is sure to make a spring break shindig even better. Start up a game of volleyball at the beach or pool for quick and easy fun.
18. Sunnylife Mermaid Bottle Opener ($24): Chances are, you’ll be having a few drinks at your warm-weather fete. Pop open those bottles with ease with this mermaid-shaped pick.
19. Sunnylife Pink Neon Light ($31): Let your guests know where the party’s at with this neon flamingo light that comes with a power adaptor. It’s great because it’ll keep your guests from stumbling around in the dark and keep the festivities going all night long.
21. Bando Watermelon Cooler Bag ($32): You can keep those drinks nice and cold no matter where the party takes you with this watermelon-inspired cooler bag. It’s made with water-resistant matte leatherette and ensures you stay hydrated all day and night long.
Which of these party must-haves will you be rocking at your spring break party? Tweet us @BritandCo to let us know how you’ll be celebrating!
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