Everything You Need to Throw a Backyard 4th of July Party

We're talking barbecue, snack and decor essentials!

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June 22, 2022
By: Vivian Whitney and Hadiya Presswood

The time is quickly approaching for the summer party of all summer parties: Your big 4th of July backyard bash. Maybe it’s your first time having friends and family over in a while, or maybe you’re throwing a backyard party for the very first time. Either way, we’ve got you covered. Check out these 4th of July party essentials to make sure your backyard is star-spangled and picture-ready. All you’ll need after is some sparklers to complete the night.

$10.99
Amazon

No need to worry about slippery, messy corn any longer! These bright grips are designed with a butter barrier and are comfortable to hold. They also have the added bonus of being dishwasher safe for simple post-party cleanup.

$16.97
Amazon

You’ll get a two-in-one bonus with this watermelon cutter that reduces the labor of using a knife to slice and serve. It uses a simple pushing motion to create servable chunks of watermelon, making it a no-hassle and kid-friendly product.

$21.95
Amazon

Cherries are a must-have 4th of July snack - their deep red color adds to the festive spirit. It can be a pain to try to discreetly eat around the pits, but this product takes care of that before the party gets started, allowing guests to enjoy handfuls of the fun fruit.

$9.95
Amazon

Why not have a classic 4th of July food featured in more than one way? Add versatility to your party with this peeler, which efficiently removes rows of kernels and allows you to create a variety of corn-based dishes.

$19.99
Amazon

Slotdog boasts that the square cuts create an improved hot dog grilling and a better vessel for condiments. The tool is simple to use and dishwasher safe, and the novel hot dog shape adds a "wow factor" to the party.

$14.99 $12
Amazon
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Not only will this hamburger press allow you to create perfectly shaped burgers, it will allow you to create masterfully stuffed burgers that will amaze your guests and take the celebration up a notch. What’s better than a well-crafted burger with fresh toppings? More toppings inside.

$41.99
Amazon

This cupcake holder is the ultimate multi-use tool for outdoor gatherings! It features a tiered stand that holds 24 cupcakes. The stand is removable and the holder can also store cakes and other small desserts or hors d'oeuvres. The snap-locking mechanism keeps food safe from weather, pests and other outdoor mishaps.

$10.99
Amazon

Maybe these 4th of July paper straws aren’t a party essential, but they’re sooo pretty. With different patterns, everyone gets to choose their favorite, and drinking out of a fancy straw somehow makes any drink taste better.

$35.99
Bed Bath & Beyond

This double drink server is every backyard party’s biggest crush. The pebbled glass looks good anywhere, and it makes any drink look amazing, too. Serve up some punch or Raspberry Lemonade for the kids, or fill it with some festive cocktails, like this aptly named 4th of July Cocktail.

$88.18
Amazon

Huge outdoor Jenga is the new backyard party game must. And how perfect that this set is painted with stars and stripes already? Great for kids and adults, keep the fun larger than life with giant, star-spangled games.

$16.99
World Market

I think it’s safe to say that every single backyard party has an ice bucket. How else are you gonna keep all those canned drinks cold? This ice bucket can fit five gallons, and the wooden handles add a nice touch. You’ll be set for all the 4th of July parties in the years to come.

$94.99
Amazon

Did everyone grow up playing corn hole at 4th of July parties, or is it just us? It’s the backyard game to end all backyard games. There’s no set up required either, just lay the boards down and relive all your corn-hole-filled memories!

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