The BBQ Essentials You Need For Your Next Backyard Party

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Summer is the season for outdoor entertaining–and whether you want to spruce up a small space or a palatial patio, we've got you covered with a slew of BBQ essentials for your next backyard party. You can easily transform your home just in time for your next soiree and turn it into a total Instagram-worthy oasis with a few key pieces that won't break the bank.

Designer Indoor/Outdoor Pillows, $24.99; 

The easiest way to quickly liven up your space? Add in some bold pops of color. Whether you opt for an outdoor rug or pillows, the vibrant patterns will refresh your outdoor furniture and make it feel just like new–especially if you didn't have time to order that new table or the lounge chairs you wanted.

Tiny Twinklings String Lights, $25;

If you're working with a smaller area that isn't completely equipped for entertaining, opt for functional pieces that add a hint of style to your space–like string lights. Not only will they add charm and ambiance to your backyard oasis, but they'll also add some much-needed light to your next evening soiree.

Natural Wood Outdoor Cooler, $99.99;

We especially love the relaxed vibe that accompanies outdoor entertaining, and the best thing you can do as host is to prepare as much as you can ahead of time. Let guests help themselves to appetizers and drinks — simply put them on ice and let your pals get the party started.


While it's crucial to have an inviting, functional space, let's get real–nothing makes or breaks a party quite like the menu. Ensure you have enough food, keep the drinks flowing, and invest in some melamine platters to avoid any accidents. In an array of colors and patterns you can easily find a style that looks just as chic as glass or china without the hassle. Even if you rely on paper plates the platters will elevate your outdoor space.

Funboy Retro Pink Convertible Float, $128;

If your outdoor space includes a pool a statement float is a quintessential addition to any party–and even if you don't have a large in-ground pool, Funboy offers adult splash pools to bring the pool party vibes to any backyard party.

All-Clad Outdoor Stainless Steel 3-Piece Cookware Set, $275;

If you're serious about summer entertaining, durable, outdoor cookware is the biggest necessity on our list, especially when it comes to preparing smaller veggies and seafood on the BBQ.