Now that summer is in full swing, it’s time to start planning your backyard barbecues. The food is easy but what about the décor? Summer is all about bright and vibrant designs and hues. So stash those boring white paper plates and Solo cups for another time. Here are a few ways to add fun pops of color to your backyard BBQ.
Your party will feel a lot more like a vacation than a fiesta with these bright umbrella drink markers. They're cute, reusable, and come in six different colors. Each guest can pinch one on to the edge of their cup to help them remember which drink is theirs. It will also help all of you from going through a whole sleeve of Solo cups. “Which one was mine? Oh, I’ll just get a new one...”
Melamine Dinner Plates, $10.99 each
Just because you’re eating outside doesn’t mean you have to use crappy, uninspired paper plates. Load up on these reusable (and unbreakable) melamine plates. They’re scratch and shatter resistant, BPA-free, heat resistant, and dish washer safe. They also come in big bold colors and patterns! Accessory and necessity. It's a win-win.
Be done with those unsightly bags of ice! With this portable ice maker from Magic Chef you won’t have to worry about ever running out of ice because it produces 27 pounds of ice per day. And it comes in this gorgeous candy apple red. You’ll have all the ice you need for the entire day in one portable and stylish product.
Why opt for one whole package of single-tone cups when you can have four different colors? In this pack, you get five of each color and each cup holds 8 ounces of your favorite libation. Get some for the kiddos too, they can pick their favorite neon color and fill it with aguas frescas.
This bamboo mortar and pestle is perfect for crushing fresh herbs and spices. While you typically don’t think of a mortar and pestle as a serving dish at a backyard barbecue you can make a delicious chimichurri and serve it right in this beautiful vessels. Throw some skirt steak on the grill and your guests will be impressed.
Cloth Tortilla Warmer, $11.96
Warm your tortillas in style with these 10-inch cloth tortilla warmers. If you plan on serving tacos or burritos at your next backyard barbecue make sure that you have this product — it keeps your tortillas warm for up to one hour (even though your delicious tortillas won’t last that long).