Patriotic Party Supplies

Summer is officially here and barbecue season is in full swing. From pretty paper lanterns to grill-friendly gear, we’ve rounded up all the trimmings for a warm weather celebration. With a palette of red, white and blue these cute accessories will do double-duty for summer’s patriotic holidays, as well.

Here are eleven backyard accessories to get the party started:

red blue battery paper lanterns Pier1
Photo: Pier 1
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Paper Party Lanterns

Your hubby won’t need to run any wires to these handy battery-operated lanterns, which are available in six festive hues. Blue and Red Battery Paper Lanterns, $6.95 each, Pier 1
Kikkerland polka dot straw group
Photo: Kikkerland
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Sip In Style

You don't have to be a kid to enjoy the fun of these dotty straws -- everything from summer cocktails to sugary sodas will go down easily. Polka Dot Paper Straws Red White, $8, Kikkerland.com
mustard ketchup condiment gunPhoto: Broadway Panhandler
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Stick 'Em Up

Who can resist the fun of this? A condiment gun that lets you "shoot" your hot dogs and hamburgers with ketchup and mustard. Condiment Gun Dispenser, $16, BroadwayPanhandler.com
C Wonder nautical coasters anchor
Photo: C Wonder
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Anchors Away!

Put your drink down with coastal style with these nautical-chic coasters. Sadly, the Dark and Stormies are not included. Nautical Coasters (set of 12). $14, CWonder.com
Whale-Tongs-bamboo-MoMAPhoto: MoMA Design Store
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A Whale's Tale

Party guests are sure to have a whale of a good time serving salads and sides with these clever tongs. Whale Tongs, $25, MoMAStore.org
All Aboard nautical cupcake kit
Photo: Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store
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Cake Toppers

Your dessert table will set sail with these nautically themed cupcake liners and toppers. All Aboard! Cupcake Set (24 liners and 24 toppers), $14, BlueRibbonGeneralStore.com
Glass Beverage Dispenser CB2
Photo: CB2
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Cool Cool Water

This elegant glass and cork vessel provides a chic way to keep your guests hydrated at your next backyard fete. Glass Beverage Dispenser, $50, CB2.com
Claudia Pearson nautical plates west elm
Photo: West Elm
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Patriotic Plates

Pick up these red, white and blue melamine plates by Brooklyn illustrator Claudia Pearson now before they get snatched up for Fourth of July parties. Claudia Pearson Summer Plates, $1.95 each, West Elm
Crate & Barrel wooden meat marker picks
Photo: Crate & Barrel
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Mark Your Meat

Eliminate any barbecue buffet confusion with these handy picks designate your meat’s level of doneness from rare to well-done. Meat Markers (set of 160), $4, CrateandBarrel.com
Fred Flare wine glass name tags
Photo: Fred Flare
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Play the Name Game

Name Tags Put an end to the usual “whose glass is that?” confusion with these cheeky dry-erase wine charms. Wine Glass Name Tags (set of 6), $9, FredFlare.com
BBQ Salt and Pepper Shakers, UncommonGoods
Photo: UncommonGoods.com
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BBQ Salt and Pepper Shakers

You can avoid the heat of the barbecue while seasoning your grilled goodies with this pair of long-reaching BBQ salt and pepper shakers. $20, UncommonGoods