Must-Haves for the Perfect Summer Bash

Summer is all about soaking up the sun, enjoying the warmth of the outdoors, and taking time to relax under the stars.  It is the perfect time of year to create lasting memories with family and friends.  This year you can be ready to kick off your summer with the ultimate outdoor bash.  From comfortable seating to elegant lighting, here are a few favorite must-haves for your next summer party.

Outdoor Seating

Any outdoor party needs to have plenty of tables and chairs to accommodate dining and seating.  Wooden picnic tables make for an adorable setting while providing ample seating for guests.  Farm tables and chairs are another excellent option for dressing up an outdoor party with a chic rustic feel.  Finally, outdoor lounge furniture gives guests a chance to relax more comfortably and take a break from the party festivities.

Umbrellas and Canopies

Summertime parties tend to heat up so give your guests a place to seek refuge from the sun with umbrellas, tents, or canopies.  While everyone can appreciate a little “fun in the sun” they will certainly appreciate being able to take a break in the shade.


Chances are you already have a grill of your own but is it big enough to grill enough food for all of your guests?  Renting a large charcoal or propane grill can be extremely convenient when serving a large number of guests.

Outdoor Lighting

Keep your guests partying into the night with gorgeous string lighting.  It will set the mood for an elegant outdoor party and allow guests to have a memorable experience dancing and conversing under the stars.

Entertainment for the Kids

No summer party is complete without the laughter of children in the background.  Summertime parties are what memories are made of so create an atmosphere where the kids can have fun too.  Renting a bounce house, bubble machine, sno cone machine, or outdoor movie screen are just a few ideas for keeping the kids happily entertained.

This summer get ready to beat the heat with a party that is no sweat! Throwing the perfect summer party can be fun and easy with these helpful tips (and family, friends, and food of course!).  These entertaining essentials include everything you will need to create an unforgettable summer bash.