Top 6 Party Buys for Easy Outdoor Summer Entertaining

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Can you believe it’s August already?! Summer is flying by! It needs to just sloooow down, and maybe even rewind a little. K? Thanks.

We wanted to share some of our favorite party buys to help you throw a few awesome parties before the long, warm summer nights are gone and we’re cooped up inside. We need to squeeze every last bit of fun out of summer while we can! And let’s be real.. We don’t always have time to craft and create our own party decor. Sometimes you decide to throw a spur of the moment “it’s beautiful out and no one had any plans” party and you have 2 hours to put it together. (especially when no one is a “planner” in your group of friends, am i right?) Buuuut you still want it to be epic and Instagram worthy. We gathered together our favs for you to keep on hand so when that group chat starts blowing up saying “what’s going on tonight” you can be ready to #partyallnight.

1.Outdoor Games 

One sure-fire way to have a good time is yard games.

Giant Jenga: Jenga GIANT Genuine Hardwood Game

Can-Jam: Kan Jam Game Set

Giant Dominoes: Hammer Crown Giant Dominoes; Color Pips

Giant Bowling: Etna Giant Inflatable Bowling Set

Pretty much anything giant is a winner in our book.


Music is a must at any party of ours, so it definitely comes in handy to have some speakers that can go from kitchen dance party tot he backyard with ease. We’re all getting a little old for the phone in the glass bowl trick…

iHome Speaker Cube: iHome Bluetooth Rechargeable Mini Speaker Cube – Black

And it comes in lots of fun colors!

Anker Bluetooth Speaker:Anker Classic Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Powerful Sound with Enhanced Bass, 20 Hour Battery Life, and Built-in Mic, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Nexus, HTC, Laptops and More (Black)

JamBox: JAM Party Wireless Boom Box (Yellow) HX-P730YL

3. Outdoor Ambiance

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You can’t expect to have an Insta-worthy party without some backyard flare. Lighting is a must.

Paper lanterns create an instant whimsical effect, pick from multiple styles! Shop Here

String some fun lights on your deck! Shop Here

Candles are also an easy way to add style to an event without too much effort involved. Shop Here or here: Zion Judaica Quality Tealight Candles Unscented Set of 120 – Stark White

4. Tabletop 


Having tableware on hand can definitely make that last minute party a breeze to put together and using disposable items keeps your clean up to a minimum.

Mix and match plates, cups, napkins, and utensils so you’re ready for anything! Shop Here


Always keep your bar cart stocked with accessories so you and your friends can get your sip on. Patterned straws and drink stirrers make everything better. Pinky swear. Shop Here and Here!

Just doing finger foods or appetizers? No problem. Use fancy toothpicks and trendy skewers to step up your foodie game. Shop HerePicMonkey Collage2

5. Pool Party


Ever since T. Swift posted that infamous pic on the swan floaty we have been obsessed with all of the funky new pool floats! Fill your pool with a pizza slice, pineapple, doughnut, and maybe even a giant pretzel to create some serious FOMO for anyone who doesn’t come to your party.Find some here:  Swimline Giant Pretzel Swim Fun Inflatable Floating Seat, 60″ Diameter

6. Sparkelers


And finally, end your summer bash by lighting a few sparklers. Staying stocked with sparklers can be a simple way to turn up the volume at your next party.

We hope these tips helped. Now get out there and be the hostess with the mostest! If you use these ideas, tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

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