20 Summer Essentials to Beat the Heat

Whether you’re throwing a backyard bash or serving drinks by the pool, we’ve rounded up a list of 20 summer essentials that will keep you feeling cool–no matter how hot it gets:

Perfect tabletop accessories for outdoor entertaining:

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Lemon Cocktail Picks, Williams-Sonoma, Set of 6 $9.99

Salad 10″ Serving Bowl from Crate & Barrel, $39.95

Glass Globe Oil Lantern, Anthropologie, $40

Kartio Thin Sea Blue Tumbler, Horne, Set of 2 $40

Montauk Tea Towel, Horne, Set of 2 $ 24

A chic way to serve iced tea:

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Intaglio IV Glasses, Fab.com, Set of 4, $16 silver

These ultra-cool party essentials will make your backyard BBQ easy and fun:



Outdoor Beverage Dispenser, CB2, $49.95

Tivoli Audio ® IPal ®, CB2, $219.95

Schmidt Brothers® Grill Tray, West Elm, $19.99

These brightly-colored items say summer loud and clear:

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Rainbow Cocktail Napkins, MoMA, Set of 8 $20

Moire Coaster, Kikkerland Design, Set of 4 $15

Bodum FYRKAT Picnic Charcoal Grill, Zappos, $79.95

These stylish items are must-haves for any summer celebration:

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Woven Sea Grass Party Tub, Williams-Sonoma, $119.95

Gemmy Crackle Patio String Lights, Lowe’s, $28.98

Mason Jar Sippers, Anthropologie, Set of 12 $48

Have fun!

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