As the Fourth of July approaches, all I want to do is plan big family barbecues and outdoor parties. With longer days and warmer nights, this is the season of outdoor celebrations, and what better way to get into the party spirit than with some sweet gadgets.
If you’re anything like me, you stress out about making sure every detail of a party is covered before any guest walks through that door. From the music and lighting, to the food and decor elements, I want everything to be flawless by the first ring of the doorbell. So in order to help everyone get prepared for the outdoor party season, I rounded up some of these must-have gadgets for your next get-together. You should also check out my “summer gadgets” list that also includes some great party essentials.
Are there any tech items that you love to have at your outdoor parties? Let me know what they are in the comments so I can be prepped for my next shin-dig. Thanks!
1. lomography camera, $109.99 …for capturing the fun party moments.
2. mason jar solar lights, $20 …for lighting your outdoor space as soon as the sun sets.
3. pool lights, $230 …to give your outdoor water feature a glowing effect.
4. bang & olufsen speaker, $799.95 …to carry the tunes around wherever you go.
5. bodum juicer, $60 …for juicing up those fresh beverages.
1. solar hanging lantern, $9.99
2. fire pit, $198.95
3. outdoor grill, $18.49
4. twinkle lights, $49
5. movie projector, $299.09
And just for some extra inspiration, here are some options for chevron, polka dot, and floral decor items for your summer outdoor parties. Have fun with your party themes!
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Stephanie Todaro has joined the Design*Sponge team to work on special projects and oversee our weekly Biz Ladies and City Guides columns. Although born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, Stephanie has been lucky enough to live all over the US, including DC and New York, and continues to travel the world with hopes to one day settle down somewhere in Europe. She earned her master’s degree in journalism from New York University in 2008 and now lives in LA where she works as the Director of Development for several celebrity websites and blogs about her adorable pup, Mr. Harvey. She has a slight (actually, major) obsession with all things stationery-related and likes to collect garden gnomes. To see more of Stephanie’s work, check out her blog HouseofHarvey.com.