Summer is in full swing and that means that warm nights on the patio are in order. In honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday, we’ve gathered our favorite summer decor items that make outdoor entertaining easier and more fun.
With the hustle and bustle of the busy summer season, not everyone has time to peruse the aisles of the local mall. That’s why our picks are all available with fast-shipping options on Amazon. So grab your cocktail shakers and get shopping—this is your 4th of July party, made easy.
Whether it’s a pool float or a colorful umbrella, these products add whimsy and fun to any party.
Add some whimsy to your outdoor party with a fun kiddie pool that can keep things cool.
This fun umbrella features a crank handle for easy opening and closing and a rust-free powder coated aluminum pole. But what we really love is the playful fringe and bright colors.
Unicorns and flamingos are so 2012. Instead, opt for this fun, colorful pool float in the shape of a llama.
Lighting and ambiance
Nothing sets the stage for a party or cocktail get-together quite like top-notch lighting. Here are our favorite string lights, candles, and lanterns.
Set the ambiance with these beautiful twinkle lights. The well-reviewed waterfall lights come with 18 strands that look great in backyard pergolas and patios.
This lantern is completely powered by the sun with no batteries needed. It lasts for 24 hours on a single charge, and emits a warm light in four different modes. It’s also lightweight, durable, and waterproof.
These 48-foot commercial grade patio lights add great ambiance and style to any patio.
An outdoor table can look just as amazing—if not better—than your table inside, but you don’t want to put your breakable china out for a party. Instead, opt for fun yet practical options like these.
Made with BPA-free, durable plastic, these colorful set of four glasses are dishwasher safe, unbreakable, and boast the look and feel of real glass.
Add some terrazzo-like flair to your table with this 12-piece melamine set that contains four dinner plates, four salad plates, and four individual bowls.
Entertain a crowd outdoors with this red and white pitcher that is lightweight, shatterproof, and dishwasher safe.
This colorful bar cart works inside or out, folds up for easy storage, and each shelf can hold up to 75 pounds.
Nothing says summer holiday quite like a barbecue, so grab a few of these tools to make cooking easy.
Make grilling easy with trays that separate raw meat from cooked. Ridges help with marination, a lid can keep chilled food cold, and an accessory caddy hooks on the side for easy access to tools.
This classic gift idea includes four tools—spatula, fork, basting brush, and tongs—made from stainless steel that are sure to level up dad’s grilling.
Make grilling meats easy with this affordable temperature gun. The LCD display is easy to read and the built-in red laser allows for precise measurement.
Add some greenery to your patio with these must-have planters, in all shapes and sizes.
We can’t all have Martha Stewart’s plant budget, so opt for sleek flower pots that are compact enough they can be used indoors or out. An optional drainage system and removable rubber plug makes the transition simple.
This handy weather resistant flower pot fits on rails and comes in a ton of different colors. The UV treated plastic resists sun fading, too.