10 Backyard Summer Party Essentials You Didn’t Know You Needed
We all know that good friends, tasty noms, and lots of ice cream will guarantee a super-fun summer night. But whatever you do, don’t forget that on-trend, seasonal decor! The 10 flashy party extras below are just the thing to take your basic backyard party to *ultimate summer bash* status in a snap. Add a bottle (or three!) of rosé and you’ll be ready to let the good times roll!
1. Sunnylife Neon Light ($60): Neon lights FTW! Snag an electrifying pineapple or pink flamingo to really make your tropical theme shine brightly.
2. Oh Happy Day Bon Bon Cake Stand ($75): So. Pretty. These pastel-colored cake stands bring a bit of chic to your next party. Well, those, and the adorable mini-pies stacked on top.
3. Urban Outfitter’s Glow Ball Pool Float ($8): What’s party-ready and glowing all over? All signs point to these inflatable balls that can decorate your pool or just bounce around the yard for some crazy-cool mood lighting.
4. Anthropologie Bubble Glass Lantern ($38): Boost your cocktail hour style with beachy glass lanterns. Pop citronella candles inside and you’ll be slaying your decor AND those pesky bugs.
5. Piñata Center Watermelon Pool Party Piñata ($28): Fact: It’s not a proper summer shindig without a piñata. Turn up the tunes, cue the candy, and break it down.
6. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera ($60): If you’re gonna throw an Instagram-worthy bash, you better have a camera there to document it all! This one prints pics instantly so you can send home the best snaps as favors.
7. Hey! Play! Tumbling Towers ($76): Every backyard fête needs a game or two to help break the ice. Giant Jenga is simple enough to play when everyone’s a few drinks in, but will still provide some healthy competition.
8. Sur La Table Tropical Ice Tray ($10): Square ice cubes are so last year. Use flamingos and pineapples to cool your cocktails in the trendiest way possible.
9. PBteen The Emily & Meritt Beach Lounger and Sun Shade Tent ($69+): This baby is ready to go for shaded poolside lounging or your next backyard hang with your bestie. Just add wine for the *perfect* day.
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