The grill is sizzling, the sparklers are sparkling and the s’mores are melting…it must be the Fourth of July. Well, almost. Want this year’s BBQ to top all the years before it? Add a few simple outdoor pieces to make your space feel more like an oasis and less like just a patch of grass behind your house. Here are eight easy updates that will make your yard *the* place to be for the Fourth.
8 Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Backyard for Your July 4th BBQ
Lemontec Commercial Grade Outdoor String Lights
Is it even a backyard party if there aren’t string lights? And this brand has over 1,000 five-star reviews.
La Jolie Muse Citronella Candles
Nothing puts a damper on a backyard party quite like mosquitos. But pretty citronella candles help repel them while making your tablescape look Instagram-friendly.
American Heritage Billiards Zuo Wassu Rattan Illuminated Stool
Fact: We could always use a little more seating. And these illuminated rattan stools solve that problem, and they add a bit of light so that guests can actually see each other once the sun sets.
Anthropologie Aliyah Set Of 4 Napkins
Those BBQ ribs are delicious, but they are messy. These chic napkins make eating even the juiciest burger look elegant. Plus, they’re eco-friendly, and you’ll get to enjoy them for summers to come.
Treasure & Bond Round Jute Pouf
Snag a few of these for your living room and carry them outside for the party. Use them as extra seating, a place to put your drink or as a footrest while huddled around the fire. Then pop them back inside after the last s’more is eaten.
Dash & Albert Diamond Indoor/outdoor Rug
A rug outside? Trust us on this one. A little plush carpeting can turn a simple patio or deck into an outdoor abode. You’ll love it so much that you’ll wonder how you ever did summer without it.
Linum Home Textiles 'lucky' Turkish Pestemal Towel
Have a pool? Put out a basket of these tasseled Turkish towels for guests to use after taking a dip. Bonus: They’re also cute enough to use as blankets when the sun goes down.
Ralph Lauren Wyatt Double Champagne Cooler
The Yeti cooler is great and all, but we’re trying to throw a sophisticated adult party here. This stainless-steel bucket not only keeps your vino cold, but it also looks pretty enough to display.