10 Favorites: Summer Block Party Essentials by

Issue 26 · Block Party · June 30, 2014

10 Favorites: Summer Block Party Essentials

Issue 26 · Block Party · June 30, 2014

We've rounded up the essentials that will help you get ready for the Fourth of July and all the summer festivities to come.  

 Natural Burlap Table Cloth I Remodelista  

Above: We love burlap tablecloths indoors and out in summer.  A Rectangular Burlap Tablecloth, 72 inches by 40 inches, is $23.99 via Burlap Fabric. You can also make your own by buying burlap yardage, hemming not essential. Photo via Afloral.

Compostable Wooden High-Edge Plates via Provisions I Remodelista  

Above: A winning alternative to paper and plastic: Compostable Wooden High-Edge Plates; $20 for 20 from Food 52's online store, Provisions.

Wooden Flatware in Birch I Remodelista  

Above: A set of Classic Compostable Wooden Assorted 24-Piece Birchware consists of eight forks, eight knives, and eight spoons; $5.25 from Birchware. Photo via the Knot. 

Mydrap cotton napkins in Blue Vichy I Remodelista  

Above: Mydrap cotton napkins are sold by the roll and come in different sizes, colors, and patterns. They're biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable—and can be washed and reused. The Blue Vichy luncheon napkin in a blue gingham pattern is $30 for a roll of 20 from Mydrap. 

Mason Jar with Stainless Steel Straw I Remodelista

Above: Eight-ounce Ball Mason Jars are $12.60 for a dozen from Uline. Pair them with reusable Stainless Steel Straws: $7.70 for a four-pack via Amazon. Looking for wine glasses for a crowd? See 10 Easy Pieces: Entertaining Essentials.

Cord Lid Dispenser Williams-Sonoma I Remodelista  

Above: The Cork-Lid Beverage Dispenser is made of hand-blown glass and has a stainless steel spout; $79.95 from Williams-Sonoma. See 10 Easy Pieces: 10 Summer Drink Dispensers for more options.

Galvanized Oval Tub by Dover Parkersburg I Remodelista  

Above: Prehaps the ultimate cooler? The 3.5 gallon Galvanized Oval Tub by Dover Parkersburg is $10.99 from Main St. Supply. The tub is featured in the Remodelista 100, our collection of essential everyday objects presented in the Remodelista book.

Hide-A-Horse Folding Sawhorses I Remodelista  

Above: Looking for versatile table legs? Hide-A-Horse Folding Sawhorses are easy to fold and transport, and are made in the US; $89.95 for a two-pack from Amazon. For a tabletop, consider asking your local hardware store to cut a sheet of plywood in the size you need.

Terje Folding Chair from Ikea I Remodelista  

Above: The Terje Foldable Chair is made from solid beech; $17.99 from Ikea. 

Party Lights Strings Restoration Hardware I Remodelista  

Above: Add twinkly, golden lights, and let the party begin.  Party Globe Light Strings come with small globes (21 feet long with 20 lights) and large globes (11 feet long with 10 lights); they're currently on sale for $35 each from Restoration Hardware. Go to 10 Easy Pieces: Cafe-Style Outdoor String Lights for more ideas. 

Looking for more tabletop essentials? Have a look at our posts on Stainless Steel Flatware and Basic White Dinnerware.  And for creative party planning advice, see Gardenista's How to Crowd Source a Garden: Throw a Party.  

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