Party Planner
May 4, 2016

Long weekend party essentials to celebrate summer all season long

By: Natalie DiScala
Long weekend party essentials to celebrate summer

Acrylic drink dispenser Author: Crate and Barrel

Party Planner
May 4, 2016

Long weekend party essentials to celebrate summer all season long

By: Natalie DiScala

Get party-ready with long weekend essentials that ensure a season of sun and fun to celebrate the joy of summer living!

 

Did someone say ‘long weekend’? After surviving a long, cold winter, are there any more delightful words to Canadian ears? Well, it’s true! The summer of long weekends is here and we couldn’t be more excited! As you fire up the grill and gather friends and family to celebrate the joy of summer living, get yourself party-ready with these long weekend entertaining essentials.

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Long weekend party essentials to celebrate summer all season long

Giant Tumbling Tower

This classic game has been super-sized and is perfect for bringing big fun to your next outdoor party! Made with 54 hand-crafted, solid wood bricks, this game of logic and patience is sure to be a hit amongst your guests. Giant Tumbling Tower, $198, Terrain.

By: Natalie Discala Source: Terrain Credits: Style at Home

Long weekend party essentials to celebrate summer all season long

Acrylic Drink Dispenser

If you’re hosting a casual cocktail party, this large acrylic drink dispenser will be indispensable. Let guests keep themselves hydrated so you don’t have to keep running back and forth topping up glasses. Fill with water, lemonade or something stronger to keep the party going all night long! Acrylic Drink Dispenser, $39.95, Crate and Barrel.

By: Natalie Discala Source: Crate and Barrel Credits: Style at Home

Long weekend party essentials to celebrate summer all season long

Elsa Medallion Melamine Salad Plate

Add bright, vibrant colours to your table with a mixed set of patterned melamine dishes. Perfect for outdoor entertaining, these shatter-proof dishes are completely unbreakable. We love that the rustic pattern mimics the look of old hand-painted, glazed Italian country ceramics. Elsa Medallion Melamine Salad Plate, Mixed Set of 4, , $31.50, Pottery Barn.

By: Natalie Discala Source: Pottery Barn Credits: Style at Home

Long weekend party essentials to celebrate summer all season long

Large Bulb Patio Lights

Illuminate your outdoor space with the glow of white lights. These gorgeous patio lights will add a festive touch to any fete. The 10 clear bulbs are strung along a plastic-covered copper wire and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Large Bulb Patio Lights – Set of 10, $31.50, Indigo.

By: Natalie Discala Source: Indigo Credits: Style at Home

Long weekend party essentials to celebrate summer all season long

Donut Pool Float

If you don’t have a pool in your backyard, it’s time to head over to someone else’s house where you can get your float on! This donut pool float is the perfect summer party accessory – but be prepared to share. Everyone’s going to want their turn. Donut Pool Float, $26, Urban Outfitters.

By: Natalie Discala Source: Urban Outfitters Credits: Style at Home

Long weekend party essentials to celebrate summer all season long

Burger bomb sauce

Make your burgers the best on the block with a secret ingredient no one else knows about! These handcrafted sauces will add an explosion of taste to your perfectly grilled burgers. Made with mayonnaise, dill pickles and ketchup, this savoury condiment brings all your favourite burger flavours together into one tasty sauce everyone will love. Burger Bomb, $8.76, Williams-Sonoma.

By: Natalie Discala Source: Williams-Sonoma Credits: Style at Home

Long weekend party essentials to celebrate summer all season long

Outdoor club chair

Maybe you’ve never invested in outdoor patio furniture before or maybe it’s time to update your current pieces with something new and more contemporary. Start with this sizeable club chair from the GlucksteinHome collection found exclusively at The Bay. Constructed to weather the outdoor elements, this piece is durable, comfortable and stylish. The only downside is that your guests may get so comfortable you could have trouble getting them to leave when the party’s over! GLUCKSTEINHOME Newport-I Club Chair, $499.99, The Bay.

By: Natalie Discala Source: The Bay Credits: Style at Home

Long weekend party essentials to celebrate summer all season long

Serving bowl with stand

You’ll need plenty of serving bowls when hosting a large gathering outdoors and we love the multi-functional uses of this one. It features a cork stand, which not only makes it easier for guests to serve themselves from, but the heat-resistant cork also protects the table from scratching and keeps hot dishes directly off the surface of your table. TILLFÄLLE serving bowl with stand, $19.99, IKEA.

By: Natalie Discala Source: IKEA Credits: Style at Home

Long weekend party essentials to celebrate summer all season long

Wireless speaker

No party is complete without some good tunes! Keep the party alive with the help of the stylish Sonos Play:1 speaker. Simply connect the speaker to your Wi-Fi network and download the Sonos app to control your music from your smartphone. You’ll have access to your personal music library as well as any other music streaming services you’re subscribed to. Sonos Play:1 Wireless Speaker, $249, Sonos.

By: Natalie Discala Source: Sonos Credits: Style at Home

Long weekend party essentials to celebrate summer all season long

Pierced Porcelain Tea Lights

Long weekend parties in the backyard tend to extend into the wee hours of the morning. Keep your outdoor space lit with the gentle glow of candlelight. These porcelain tea light candle holders cast light in a constellation pattern that will add a delightful and playful atmosphere to your entertaining space. Pierced Porcelain Tea Lights, $7, West Elm.

By: Natalie Discala Source: West Elm Credits: Style at Home

 

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