Ways to make your party sparkle
Party on the patio: Personalized champagne bucket
Bing | Personalized champagne bucket
Chill a bottle of bubbly — or white wine, or grape soda — in a personalized champagne bucket, serve your guests in style, and repeat as necessary. Champagne Bucket, $34 + $7 additional for monogram, West Elm.
Turquoise patio crochet rug
Bing | Camille Designs turquoise patio porch cord crochet rug
Like the Queen of England's finest lace, this made-to-order patio rug is crocheted by hand. Unlike Her Majesty's doilies, it can be hosed off and air-dried when and if someone loses control of their teacup. Turquoise Patio Porch Cord Crochet Rug, $80, byCamilleDesigns.
Casablanca lanterns in chrome
Bing | Casablanca lanterns in chrome
These gleaming lanterns lend your dinner party movie-star glamour for the price of a few celebrity mags. Casablanca Lanterns in Chrome, $9.95-$24.95, Z Gallerie.
Formosa white tray table
Bing | Formosa white tray table
The collapsible metal stand on this sleek tray table is a cinch to store — and to assemble for a barbecue at a moment's notice. Formosa White Tray Table, $49.95, CB2.
Fretwork solar lantern
Bing | Fretwork solar lantern
This delicate little lantern soaks up sunlight during the day and illuminates automatically at night for up to eight hours — no candles, batteries, or plugs required. Fretwork Solar Lantern, $29, Grandinroad.
Branch coral embroidered pillow
Bing | Branch coral embroidered outdoor pillow
Coral is the ideal summer accessory for you — and your deck chairs. Branch Coral Embroidered Outdoor Pillow, $49.50, Pottery Barn.
Break resistant highball glass
Bing | Le Cadeaux break resistant highball glass
The red plastic party cup had its day in the sun, and that day was Kappa Sig's Battle of the Bands, 1991. This sophisticated tumbler is just as backyard-friendly, and ever so much easier on the eyes. Le Cadeaux Break Resistant High Ball Glass, $8.99, Amazon.
Gem leather coasters
Bing | Gem leather coasters
Molly McGrath makes her gorgeous coasters out of sustainable materials like wool from recycled army clothing, and suede from secondhand jackets. Her cocktail pads, in turn, make your drinks look like a million bucks. Gem Leather Coasters, $45 for a set of 4, Molly M Designs.
Peony outdoor throw pillow
Bing | Peony outdoor throw pillow
These petals are pretty enough to sit at the head of your bed, and sturdy enough to toss on a chaise lounge next to the pool. Peony Outdoor Throw Pillow, $49, Grandinroad.