19 Things Every Garden Party Should Have

It’s time you turned “the space behind the house” into party central. Here are some tools to help you throw the fiesta of the century. And once you’ve pulled it off, reward your efforts with a refreshing NESTEA®.

1. Streamers from trees

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It’s important you give people an idea of what they’re in for.

2. Pillow fights

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Pillow fights don’t belong in the bedroom, where no one can fawn over the victor!

3. Fancy furnishings

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How else are you gonna class up the joint?

4. Polaroid cameras (or disposables)

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Crowdsource your guests! By the end of the night, you’ll have awesome shots from so many perspectives.

5. A tug o’ war tournament

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Only one team will win and reap the rewards you have chosen beforehand!

6. A tattoo station

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They’re like party favors you can take in the shower!

7. A dunking booth

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It’s so much easier than renting a pool.

8. Cotton candy

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For the ultimate carnival experience!

9. An area for a water balloon fight

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It’s like tag, but with rubber!

10. Croquet

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If no one knows the rules, just pose with the sticks.

11. Tire swings

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A great way to bond is by sitting on something that used to be attached to an automobile.

12. A “make your own sundae” station

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This is one line no one will mind waiting in.

13. Waterguns

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A little competition never hurt anyone!

14. A piñata

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So festive!

15. A kissing booth

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For when you enter the “touchy feely” portion of the evening.

16. A caricaturist

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Art students need to make money so they can buy those really expensive and special pencils, you know!

17. Something that glows in the dark

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Just because the sun has somewhere else to be doesn’t mean your guests do!

18. Sparklers

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Use responsibly.

19. Lanterns

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These are typically used to make wishes, and so by the end of your awesome party, it’s only fair you give your guests a chance to wish you could quit your job and just throw garden parties.

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