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    22 Things That'll Turn Your Patio Into A Summer Paradise

    It's time to host a dinner party!

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    1. A fire pit for cozy nights spent roasting marshmallows and trying to avoid bug bites. You'll get a poker, spark screen, and cover, but collecting the firewood is up to you!


    Promising review: "It's held up really well. I've used it very, very often. I've had it for a few months. I'm super glad I purchased it. I don't know how well it holds up through the years, but it's been so nice having this, that even if I had to replace it every other year, I'd still buy it. The kids love it for marshmallows and I love it when I have friends over for cigars and scotch. And it's a really good size. I've had large and small fires in it and this pit handles them well. If you have harsh winters, I'd recommend covering it or putting it inside during that season." —ScottK.

    Get it from Amazon for $95.27.

    2. Or a mini tabletop fire pit if you're limited on space. It'll give off just enough heat on chillier nights (and look super chic on a table).


    It works via a mini propane tank that can sit under your table. Many users attach the line through the umbrella hole in their table. But buyer beware, the propane tank is not included. One-pound propane tanks can be purchased separately.

    Promising review: "Love this! I wanted warm and romantic, that's exactly what I got. Nice ambiance for a perfect relaxing evening at home. Not only does it look great but it throws out a nice little bit of heat around the table. As a bonus, it includes a stand for the propane tank and the hose is very long which is also a nice feature. Fits nicely in the umbrella hole. This is an OUTSTANDING value and a QUALITY product! You will NOT be disappointed!" —Wendi Q.

    Get it from Overstock for $134.99 (originally $167.99).

    3. A set of colorful pillowcases to liven up your patio decor. They're durable enough to last outside all season long, rain or shine., Amazon

    Heads up — inserts are not included! You'll receive two 18" x 18" pillowcases only.

    Promising review: "So happy with these pillowcases! Well-made and shipped quickly. Pattern is beautiful and weather-resistant fabric makes them practical for outdoor use." —Michigander

    Get two from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in six styles). For inserts, check these out for $6.99+ (available in seven sizes).

    4. Macrame plant hangers that'll turn your outdoor space into a garden oasis. In total you'll receive four hangers with S-hooks so you can suspend your plants from above.


    The largest pot size they can accommodate is 12" in diameter!

    Promising review: "These hangers are strong and beautiful. I figured it would be easier and more cost effective for me to buy these rather than make them myself, and I'm glad I did. They're a great value for the money. I will definitely be reordering as I increase my hanging plant collection." —Lady Macbeth

    Get four from Amazon for $14.99 (plants not included).

    5. Or metal stands for greenery if hanging isn't an option for you. Made of galvanized steel, they're safe to keep outdoors.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love these plant stands! The quality is great, they were super easy to assemble, and I love the sleek, modern look. I was so happy to find modern plant stands that didn't cost a fortune, and have had a hard time finding something that didn't look like it belonged in a grandma's garden. These are perfect! Also, the packing was just beautiful! Overall, I am super impressed and happy with my purchase." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $29.97+ (sold separately, available in three heights).

    6. Wind chimes that'll provide calming background noise as you host your next dinner party. Made of 18 unique tubes, the chimes offer a wide variety of tones and sounds.


    Promising review: "This set of chimes has a beautiful design. The strings do catch up in each other in a heavy wind and it chimes in the barest of breezes. The sound is peaceful and soothing. I've had very expensive chimes costing four times this amount and they didn't come close in quality and sound." —CMV

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98.

    7. Mosaic solar-powered lanterns to provide light around your patio, but to also cast beautiful shadows once the sun has gone down. Plus, you'll save energy since each is solar-powered!


    Promising review: "I have had several solar lights on the steps in my backyard. I keep them out through the winter in Colorado. We use our yard all year long and they are so pretty when there is snow. I purchased lights last year and added to them this summer. They never fade and the solar panels have not stopped working on any of the lights." —Cathy Cairns

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99.

    8. And tabletop lanterns with LED-flickering candles you can nestle on your table. Each candle has a timer option so they'll shut off after you've taken your party inside.


    Promising review: "I am a bit obsessed with lanterns and this did not disappoint. It is a hard plastic like some of the other reviews mentioned, but that just makes it more lightweight and not as prone to damage. It comes in two finishes: black or bronze. I chose the bronze and the color makes it look like its metal. The timer works exactly as described and it also comes with a small screwdriver to access the candle. Overall, I think it's definitely worth the money." —Teabella415

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available two finishes and as a pack of two).

    9. A giant tumbling blocks game that'll leave guests shrieking in excitement. It's a must-have for BBQs when guests want a little entertainment paired with their hamburger.

    Promising review: "These are great! Good quality. We used them on the sidewalk for a level surface and I was afraid of denting them but they have held up well. The carrying bag seems sturdy and after a month of fairly regular use isn't showing any signs of wearing. I would recommend these, we've been having a lot of fun with them." —Duff

    Get it from Amazon for $74.99.

    10. And a hook-and-ring toss game you'll get ~hooked~ on instantly. Your patio is sure to become to hang-out spot for all your friends this summer.


    Promising review: "Looking for a fun game that's good for the family or adult party? Look no further. This game is a keeper. Quality construction and a fun challenge in lieu of a simple ring toss game. We used it for an adult birthday party and it went over so well we are planning to use it for other parties." —tinkerbell

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two colors).

    11. A hammock, because there is no better way to lounge around and relax than in a hammock. It's the perfect little spot to take your afternoon nap in.

    PSA: It's been to keep the hammock stored in extreme weather conditions! Once the anchors are in-place, you can hook and unhook the hammock quickly and pack it up when no longer in-use!

    Promising review: "This hammock was better than expected and such a great addition to our covered porch. It's so pretty. It's big enough for two and very durable. We are very satisfied and love it." —Maegan

    Get it from Amazon for $104.95. Get a hammock-hanging kit for $15.99.

    12. An outdoor rug made from recycled plastic to give your feet some comfort during intensely hot summer days. It's mold-, mildew-, and fade-resistant, so it can stay outside all day every day.


    If you need to wipe it down, you can just use a garden hose!

    Promising review: "I have more than one of these outdoor rugs. They are quite exceptional not only in the way they look, but the color doesn't fade and cleaning is very easy. Have one that's 3 years old (and in the Texas sun, no less) that looks brand new. Excellent quality for the money." —Hatice I. Salih

    Get it from Amazon for $37+ (available in six sizes and nine colors).

    13. A four-piece rattan furniture set so you can host family and friends without having to worry about where to set up food and drink, or where people will sit. The removable glass means spills will be easy to clean up and the included seat cushions provide support., Amazon

    Promising review: "Wanted something to fill a space on my back yard patio. This turned out to be a perfect fit. It's not large but it's not tiny by any means. Have already spent several evenings just relaxing and enjoying the summer air. If you are looking for something not overly expensive, good quality and still looks nice...this is it. Super easy to put together too!" —Amazon Customer

    Get the set from Amazon for $229.99+ (available in three colors).

    14. A Weber charcoal grill that can hold up to 13 burgers at one time! With a steel grate, it'll be able to retain heat and the dampers allow you to control temperature.


    Promising review: "It had been over a decade since I'd had a grill, and I wanted to start with something simple. This Weber has been awesome. I grilled with it almost every weekend last summer with no problems. It was easy to assemble. I read the reviews here before buying it and I coated the grill to prevent rust, which has worked so far. It's also been durable. I'm looking forward to warmer weekends so I can start grilling again." —Woody

    Get it from Amazon for $109.

    15. An inflatable ottoman to use as a footrest or as extra seating when needed. The air pump is included and it can be easily packed up when you want more floor space.


    Promising review: "I ordered this to use as a footstool on our patio and when we go camping. It is perfect! So easy to inflate - just put the inflatable liner inside the cover before inflating, then zip up when fully inflated. It seems quite sturdy and I love that I can just take the cover off and wash it when it gets dirty. We even had high winds this week and while it moved around a bit, it never turned over or became airborne. I will probably buy another one to leave in the RV." —Jayeann R. Smith

    Get one from Amazon for $24.99 (available in four patterns).

    16. A serving cart that can double as a bar cart for your entertaining needs. Plus it folds up for easy storage and requires zero assembly – simple as that.


    Promising review: "This cart is VERY easy to assemble as you only need to attach the four wheels at the bottom, which is easily completed in a few minutes. The cart is well-made, rolls easily, has a good finish, and folds very easily for storage. Two of the four wheels have switch locks to prevent the cart from rolling when in-use (you can easily lock/unlock them with your foot)." —Busy Professional

    Get it from Amazon for $68.62+ (available in seven colors in either a slated or solid style).

    17. A portable Bluetooth speaker from Anker, because your laptop speakers can't really do the job anymore when it comes to hosting a patio party. It'll play up to 12 hours and is waterproof.


    Promising review: "Great portable speaker with big sound! I've already paired the speaker with my smart phone and laptop computer. For such a small speaker, it delivers amazing highs and lows. I live in a condo and did a range test on the speaker and I was able to go downstairs to my car and still have uninterrupted quality sound at 75 feet from the source! This speaker is built solid and at a very reasonable price! This is not my first Anker product. All my Anker products for the past few years have given me solid performance!" —wxsurfer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    And check out our picks for the best Bluetooth speakers on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    18. String lights to hang from an umbrella or around your patio's railing. The soft twinkle of the lights will create a dreamy atmosphere, perfect for late nights spent hanging outside.


    Promising review: "We got these for a dinner party and couldn't be happier. Everything came intact, bulbs are fragile but not as delicate as some reviews state. It was easy to install and they give off the perfect warm light. When we looked at brick and mortar retailers, they were double the price for half the lights, so we will be purchasing more for our backyard here!" —MJC

    Get two strings from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in three lengths and five styles).

    19. A Coleman cooler so you can keep all your beverages cold throughout the day. It can fit up to 85 cans and has a four-day ice retention rate.


    Promising review: "Love this cooler. Retro looks with modern technology. The first time we used it was in Louisiana. We left it outside for four days and used it, opening and closing the top the entire time. It still had ice and was still cold after four days. Very nice cooler. A true Coleman." —Gerald Varnado

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in six colors).

    20. Lounge chairs that'll become a prime tanning spot for you and your friends. Just try not to drift off to sleep on one of these or you're sure to wake up with a nasty sunburn.


    Promising review: "We love these lounge chairs! They look good by the pool and are very comfortable. Set-up is super easy, and I like that they will be easy to store in winter." —mvs8420

    Get the set from Amazon for $179.99 (includes cushions and table).

    21. A cute Citronella candle to keep the mosquitos away while you enjoy the sunset with pals. Being covered in itchy bites is probably the worst feeling ever.

    Promising review: "Does a nice job of keeping the mosquitoes away. This candle lasts long time. I use it in addition to bug spray and very rarely get bitten while sitting outside. My husband, on the other hand, is not a fan of bug spray so he relies solely on the power of this candle. He rarely gets bitten, as well. This was perfect for the summertime bugs. While Citronella primarily deters the mosquitoes the other bugs don't really like it either so this was great on our outdoor patio table. It's also a great light source too since there are three wicks on the candle." —Lisa T

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in a set of three).

    22. A mini pool if you unfortunately don't have access to a larger one. It can fit up to three adults, so you and your besties can keep cool in sweltering temps.


    Get it from Target for $31.99. And click here to check out more inflatable pool designs.

    Just make sure to wear sunscreen!

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