25 Outdoor Party Essentials for Every Kind of Fourth of July Shindig

25 Outdoor Party Essentials for Every Kind of Fourth of July Shindig

Beach days, park picnics, and backyard barbecues—wherever your Fourth of July weekend takes you, these products will elevate your event with ease.

Spending time outdoors with loved ones is a cherished tradition when Fourth of July rolls around. Set the stage for your next get-together with these fun outdoor games, pop-up tents (for much-needed shade), compact grills, and more.

Everdure CUBE Portable Charcoal Grill
BBQ is a total go. Close your eyes and imagine firing up the coals out on the beach...or snacking on barbecue chicken right on your campsite. Then, open them—and take in this portable charcoal grill. It does all that and more, thanks to its very-smart design.
Neso Grande Beach Tent
Large and in charge, the Neso Grande beach tent is perfect for a beach day with family and friends. Made out of a Lycra/Nylon blend. UPF 50+ and water resistant. Weighs only 6.5 lbs.
Weber 22" Original Kettle Charcoal Grill
The one that started it all. Chances are you’ve met this hotshot—it was invented by Weber’s founder, and it’s been sizzling its way onto patios the world over ever since.
Sunnylife Picnic Blanket
Stylishly claim a grassy patch or sandy spot with this durable printed blanket that neatly rolls into the included sling so you can beach hop all summer long.
Yard Games Wooden Outdoor Tumbling Timbers
Leaning tower of timbers. Your favorite tumbling timber game is now giant-sized. This game set comes with 56 blocks for you and your friends to stack up and up. The tower starts at a lofty 2 or 2 1/2 feet (depending on which size set you snap up) and it’ll climb up to 4 or 5 feet—if you’ve got the...
Pottery Barn Globe Outdoor String Lights
Ready for warmer weather or want to create some year-round ambiance? Let's get glowing with these bistro-style string lights.
Picnic Time Fold-Up Adventure Wagon
The real deal. You know what you’re about. You come into the wilderness prepared—with flavor and class. You’re the friend in the group who makes sure to bring tasty beverages and keeps them cold. You’re the one with a plan for cooking and plating the campfire dinner.
Swoon Lemonade - 12 Pack
Swoon Lemonade tastes just like the one you grew up loving. Only ours doesn't have any sugar and is made sweet by monk fruit. Plus, it's fewer than 10 calories.
Grillight 2-Piece Stainless Steel LED Spatula & Tong Set
This set is perfect for any grilling enthusiast. The spatula flips, stirs or serves, while the tongs make it easy to move food from a plate to the grill. LED flashlights built into each handle light up your food, so it’s easy to monitor it as it cooks.
Snow Peak Fire Tool Set
Fire maintenance is the key to successful grilling and this Japanese-designed steel-and-bamboo set lets you safely—and oh-so stylishly—tend the coals. The shovel, poker and fire tongs fit snugly in a canvas case for storage or transport.
Rumpl Puffy Outdoor Blanket
Fluff the magic blanket. If you’re ever looking for this very-clever blanket, just look at the intersection of “duvet” and “sleeping bag.” A happy medium between the two, the original outdoor Puffy is packable, portable, and warm as all get-out.
Wolfum Handcrafted Wooden Cornhole
Toss up. This isn’t your average game of cornhole, and for lots of reasons. For starters, there are those whimsical patterns, dreamed up by designer Annabel Inganni. Then there’s the baltic birch they’re printed on, which has been UV treated to stand up to outdoor play.
Baggu Wine Baggu Set of 3
A set of three reusable bags, perfectly proportioned for bottles of wine — or olive oil, or sparkling water, or kombucha... the list goes on! Great for picnics, gift giving, or trips to the store. Each bag folds into its own flat pouch, with a keychain loop so it'll never slip away.
Backpack Backgammon & Checkers
Putting your game away shouldn't be the most challenging part of playing. This two-in-one board game and backpack from A Summer Shop is a cinch to pack.
Picnic Time Sun Shelter Pop-Up Tent
No shade, no problem. Take a breather from the beach volleyball or a nap at the park in the shade of this pop-up tent’s lightweight polyester shell.
JBL FLIP 5 Portable Waterproof Speaker
JBL’s waterproof smart speakers have many capabilities you’d expect of a top outdoor speaker—including powerful sound, long battery life, and a waterproof design.
Feast From the Fire: 65 Summer Recipes to Cook and Share Outdoors
What better way to celebrate summer than to enjoy the very best food cooked over the fire whether at the beach, camping, or in your own back yard.
Goodee Hammam Towel - Multicolor
When it's time to upgrade your bath linen, Goodee's hammam towel is a thoughtful choice. Inspired by the bath towels commonly used in Turkish spas — a staple of the 'Hamam' culture dating back centuries — here's a cheerful, high-quality towel you'll keep for many years.
REI Co-op Kingdom Porch
West Elm partnered with outdoor gear specialist REI on a line of products to make your adventures more comfortable. The Kingdom Porch is a collapsible shelter perfect for backyard hangouts, the beach and the park.
Picnic Time The Monaco Backpack Beach Chair
Rest easy. And the award for comfiest beach chair goes to...this hotshot right here. Let’s start with the cozy details first: It’s got an extra-wide seat made from trusty polyester canvas, along with a pillow up top for impromptu snoozes.
West Elm Modern Melamine Dinnerware (Set of 12)
Bright and light, designer Aaron Probyn’s sleek, modern update of melamine plates brings unbreakable style to outdoor dining. Rimmed plates make carrying food even easier (no spills!).
Picnic Time Insulated Cooler Tote Bag
Wherever you go.  ...Whatever you do, this insulated cooler tote will be right here keeping your drinks and snacks cool-as-can-be. It’s got a spacious compartment that’s big enough to carry—count ‘em—24 soda cans, and it’s lined with water-resistant PVC that’ll stop leaks right in their tracks.
Fredericks & Mae Citronella Hanging Coil
Buh-bye to the buzz. When balmy nights call for lounging under the stars, one thing’s for certain: Your buzzy mosquito friends will be sure to keep you company. Keep those uninvited guests at bay with a citronella coil.
REI Co-op Cool Haul 24 Soft Cooler
Just add 10 lbs.
Holiday Bright Lights Outdoor Patio Lights
Shine on (and on). Hang these bright lights over your patio (or any outdoor space, really), and you’ll have yourself a new favorite spot at home. Each string you see here is a whopping 12 feet long—that’s 6 bulbs spaced two feet apart—so there’s plenty of glow to go around.

We love the products we feature and hope you do, too. If you buy something through a link on the site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Related Reading:

Breezy Essentials for Dining Alfresco This Summer

Here Are All the Stellar Deals You Can Score This Month

20 American Homes That Rock the Red, White, and Blue

Published

Last Updated

Save

Get the Shop Newsletter

Smart shopping for the design obsessed. Find what you love in our expertly curated selection of finely crafted home, office, travel, and lifestyle products.