Top 10 BBQ Essentials

Your One-Stop Shop For Everything You Need To Throw An Amazing BBQ Party

Your One-Stop Shop For Everything You Need To Throw An Amazing BBQ Party

Summer means many things (Adventures at the beach! Summer weddings! Tans!) but when it comes to food it means one thing: barbecue. Since we want your next BBQ gathering to be nothing but a success, here are the top ten barbecue essentials you need this summer. We’ve got everything you need to throw the perfect get-down, so prepare to get a case of the meat sweats. From grill mats to an inflatable ring toss game, we’ve got all the gear you never knew you needed. In the market for an oversized pineapple beverage jar for fun, boozy concoctions that’ll keep the party going? Now you are. Or how about floating drink holders for the pool? Whatever you need (or don't) these ten picks are a must-buy for your next outdoor affair.

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June 22, 2017

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Rosanna Palm Tree Highball Glasses
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Rosanna Palm Tree Highball Glasses

BEST FOR: Cocktail hour—when the sun starts to set, break out these fun highball glasses decorated with pineapples.

LOVED FOR: The golden touch—these rimmed glasses are ideal for setting the scene.

Kate Spade Make Lemonade Table Cloth

LOVED FOR: Making lemonade out of any day—this jaunty summer tablecloth from Kate Spade is perfect for partying.

USERS SAID: “This tablecloth is perfect to add a summer touch to my dining room! The material is very nice and well made. I haven't washed it yet but hope it holds up well.”

Bigmouth Inc. Fruit Floating Drink Holders

BEST FOR: Adding fun and whimsy to any gathering—these inflatable drink holders will be a hit at any party.

LOVED FOR: Keeping it boozy (and hopefully also hydrated) while you lay out

Nostalgia Electrics Ice Cream Maker

BEST FOR: Adding a sweet ending note to any party

USERS SAID: “I recently bought this ice cream maker for my girlfriend's birthday and man was it a hit. If you have friends who like to be creative in the kitchen this is the gift for them. She can experiment and make all sorts of different flavors of ice cream quickly and easily.”

Grillaholics Grill Mat

BEST FOR: No mess, no mistake grilling—if you’ve never used a grill mat before, these are definitely the ones you should use.

USERS SAID: “First off, as a self-proclaimed grilling aficionado and a BBQ purist, I don't typically use anything but hardwood lump coal and a match, but I thought I'd give this a try. Simply put, this mat is amazing!”

Sunnylife Cactoss Inflatable Ring Toss Game

BEST FOR: Easy, inflatable fun—add a Southwestern feel with this inflatable cactus ring toss.

LOVED FOR: Use in the pool or the yard. Plus, you can easily add a drinking game element. Just saying. 

Sur La Table Pineapple Beverage Jar

LOVED FOR: Serving sangria or punch at your next outdoor gathering

STYLE WITH: We like serving this with the Kate Spade tablecloth from before and all of your favorite pals. 

Greenco Ice Cream Dessert Bowls

LOVED FOR: Serving little and big kids alike the perfect sweet treat at the end of a BBQ—plus, they have a sweet nostalgia factor.

USERS SAID: “Great quality and very cute! Highly recommended.”

Sur La Table Hibiscus Melamine Plates

BEST FOR: Floral fun—these bright and unique plates will make guests want to clean their plates just to see the design.

LOVED FOR: Putting a slight island twist on the traditional BBQ—plus, they’re easy to clean in the dishwasher. 

Cuisinart CGS-2050 20 Piece Deluxe Grill Set

BEST FOR: Having everything you need in one kit that’s super easy to grab and go

USERS SAID: “This grill set has really become something we can't do without. It has all the tools we need and I love the case that it comes in. I can easily grab it from inside and take it with me to the grill.”

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