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    27 Things From Walmart That'll Help You Throw The Perfect Party

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    1. A pack of paper lanterns so you can add a touch of whimsy and class to the space.


    The set comes with six white, navy, and silver lanterns, as well as a "cards and gifts" sign.

    Price: $9.99

    2. A set of gold paper straws for everyone to sip sustainably and look stylish while doing it.


    Price: $7.99 for a 100-pack

    3. A wireless speaker so you can keep the jams going loud and proud all night long. Sorry, neighbors!

    Promising review: "Probably one of the best purchases I've ever made online, ever. It is very light and easy to carry, yet extremely powerful. Not just powerful — extremely powerful. Pretty decent music quality, not the best but pretty decent. Good for music from all genres. Pretty rock solid and sturdy. It has a decent Bluetooth range and can even be attached to your backpack or bag while traveling. It runs for many hours after full charge. Place it in a room at max volume, and you won't be able to hear anything but the music blazing out of this baby. Go buy it! Whether you're looking for an entry-level speaker to lighten up your room or a pocket companion to take along on a trip, this is perfect." —anusha

    Price: $35 (originally $58, available in three colors)

    4. A set of paper plates and cups to make quick work of post-party cleanup. Plus they're so cute, they'll make you ~blush~.


    Price: $8.99 for eight plates and $7.25 for eight cups

    5. Some floor pillows so no matter how many people you have over, everyone has their own place to cozy up.


    Price: $24.50 (available in two colors)

    6. A large Crock-Pot, which is famously the best way to whip up an easy and delicious meal for a crowd.


    Price: $26.94

    7. Or a Crock-Pot trio to cook and serve multiple dishes at once. Pro move!


    Promising review: "You can use just one or all three. This is greatest invention ever. This makes taco day great! Beef in one, shredded chicken in the second, and Spanish rice in the third. Or make three different soups and chilis and have a buffet with friends and family. AWESOME!" —april1968

    Price: $29.92

    8. A set of tea light candle holders that are the perfect finishing touch for a centerpiece and will add some lovely ~ambiance~.


    Price: $15.76 for a set of four pink holders and $13.24 for a set of four blue holders

    9. A snow cone maker because this is *literally* going to be the coolest party ever.


    Promising review: "This snow cone maker is not only super cute but it makes perfect snow cones! The ice is shaved really fine — no big clumps! It's also very safe since it won't turn on until the lid (where the blades are) is completely shut and secure. Great purchase at a great price!" —Momof2

    Price: $32.99

    10. A rose gold foil fringe door curtain so everyone can make a dramatic and magical entrance.


    Price: $9.99 for a two-pack

    11. A doormat because your guests should always know that they're welcome...under some important conditions.


    Price: $20

    12. An Instax camera for capturing memories from the night and printing them instantly.

    Price: $49.95+ (available in five colors) and $12.47 for a 20-pack of film

    13. A set of outdoor string lights to transform your outdoor space into the trendiest and most happening spot in town.


    Promising review: "These lights look amazing! Love that they are shatter-proof, don't get hot, emit a good amount of light, and you can string a lot of them together! We use these to decorate at venues in our area and they look amazing!" —Kellykellykelly

    Price: $29.94

    14. A three-gallon drink dispenser so you can keep the good times flowing without having to do a TON of host work. Let this container do the hosting for you!


    The container is BPA-free and has a removable ice core to keep your batch of drinks cold without diluting it.

    Promising review: "I love this dispenser because it is large enough to serve a crowd, thus eliminating the need to refill. The ice and fruit infuser is a very nice addition to keep everything cool and flavorful. Lastly, the clear acrylic gives a clean and attractive appearance." —MeMeDee

    Price: $24.99

    15. Or a stackable beverage dispenser that will work double duty to serve not one, but TWO different kinds of drinks at the same time.


    The dispenser is BPA-free and each section holds 1.5 gallons.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim for a baby shower. The nozzles are low for when drink gets low. Looks great on a table, sets up nicely, and fits in the fridge perfectly!" —mcpm

    Price: $19.29

    16. A karaoke microphone because it's just not a party if your tipsy best friend isn't singing Alanis Morissette covers.


    Price: $29.99

    17. The Tasty Ultimate cookbook (from BuzzFeed) for some inspiration when it comes to the menu. Learn how to cook crowd-pleasing dishes everyone will have heart eyes over.


    Price: $20.99

    18. The Voting Game — a card game that makes fun out of intimately knowing your friends' personalities. My roommates and I called this "The Friendship Ender," but still broke it out every time we had people over. It's that fun.


    For each round, a question card is drawn, such as "Who gives the most awkward hugs?" and everyone anonymously votes for someone in the group. But the real fun starts when the winner has to guess who voted for them. Meant for five to ten players ages 17+.

    Price: $23.99

    19. And of course Cards Against Humanity. The game everyone knows, loves, and will inevitably gather around by the end of the festivities.


    Price: $25

    20. A galvanized steel tub so everyone can just grab just what they want. No need to root around in the fridge!


    Price: $12.97

    21. A three-tier dessert stand to show off the glorious sweet options you've curated.


    Promising review: "I LOVED it! It fits 24 cupcakes perfectly! It is super compact which is great for storage. Everything fits in the bottom base of the stand and locks in so that it doesn't move around. Easy to put up and take down." —tiffandnick

    Price: $9.50

    22. And a glass cake stand with a cover to hold the pièce de résistance.


    Price: $32.95

    23. A bamboo cheese board because let's be real — who doesn't love some charcuterie?


    Promising review: "Love this cheeseboard. It is thick and sturdy. I especially love the two grooves on the side which hold crackers or olives. The design in the middle is an added plus." —MommyEyez

    Price: $23.99

    24. A gas grill for taking full advantage of summer weather by cooking all of your dishes in the open air.


    The grill features a warming rack and two side shelves for easy prep work.

    Promising review: "Of all the grills I've bought, I have to say this is one awesome grill. The extra shelve inside makes the grill even more spacious to serve lots of food. The two wings on the side are useful to prepare food and set aside tools while I'm grilling. This grill is user-friendly and easy to clean. Highly recommend this one!" —IanW115

    Price: $97

    25. An anywhere table tennis set so your friends can challenge each other to a few rounds of the World's Greatest Game on your very own kitchen table.


    The set comes with an expandable and retractable net, two paddles, and three balls.

    Promising review: "A quick way to turn a dinner table into a game table. Comes with a versatile adjustable net attachment and sturdy paddles." —GK

    Price: $14.99

    26. A set of chic stemless wine glasses that can also serve as disco balls if your party gets to that level of groovy.


    Price: $24.99 for a set of four available in two finishes)

    27. A set of gold mylar balloons for celebrating any occasion loud and proud. YAY, indeed!


    Price: $9.99

    Party on, party people!

    Little Stranger

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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