Being able to party outdoors is maybe one of the best things about summer (if not the best). With all of the happenings going on this season, you want to make your party worth it. So, what’s the secret to hosting a totally memorable, TTS-approved adult gathering with your friends? Having elevated essentials that’ll give backyard picnicking a run for its money. Below are our top picks that will keep you partying in style, all summer long.
Tired of boring paper plates at every gathering? Us, too. Thankfully, disposable tableware brand Cheeky solves the problem of basic place settings with their playful designs. These colorful plates add pizzazz to your picnic, and they help solve hunger through their partnership with Feeding America, too.
Solo cups may have a place at college parties, but as an adult, your picnics deserve better. Serve your guests cocktails in a fun tumbler, like these TTS-approved ombré disco balls. They’re the perfect vehicle for homemade frozé, piña coladas, or pretty much any combination of ice + alcohol.
Beer is a non-negotiable summertime staple — especially the seasonal varieties. This year, add Owl’s Brew Radler beer to your rotation. The female-owned brewery just released the line of organic, tea-infused craft beers with summery notes like white tea, watermelon, and pomegranate that take your beverage cooler up a notch.
If your picnic is more of a pool party, float on with a pool floaty. Sure, you’re seeing them all over Instagram, but it’s because they’re fun and totally ridiculous. (Plus, honestly, who doesn’t want to float on a piece of fruit?) Pick up a fruity shape to score extra style points.
Stock your snack bowl with a goldmine of snacks that are good for you, too. We love snacking on clean options from Sakara Life, from crispy Nori Chips to savory Sprouted Italian Flatbread, and even Watermelon Jerky. While they don’t quite cancel out the bad stuff, we can guarantee you won’t feel bad eating them.
What’s a picnic without a picnic blanket? Gone are the days where red and white checkered fabric is the norm. Lay out on a blanket that combines form and function, like this woven number from our friends at Tictail.
Written by Kirby Kelly
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