4th of July Entertaining Ideas Under $100
Hosting a barbecue this Fourth of July? We've compiled some festive (and budget-friendly) essentials for entertaining outdoors this Independence Day!
1. Marimekko Räsymatto Apron
Crate and Barrel, $49.00
Still rocking a "Kiss the Chef" apron? Update your grilling wardrobe with a fun print.
2. Afire Inc. Gourmet Smokin' Steak Set
Afire Inc., $19.99
Add that smoky flavor to your beef with these aromatic hardwood gourmet grilling planks. Each set includes two planks and natural seasoning. Makes a great gift!
11. HÅLLÖ Outdoor Cushions
IKEA, $19.99 each
Red, white, and blue? Check! Stripes? You bet! IKEA saves the day, once again.
12. Olympic Mountain Products 20-Ounce Bronze Citronella Candle
If you're not crazy about the smell of citronella, check out some natural ways to repel mosquitoes.
13. Brookstone Wireless Speakers
Okay ... so maybe we're breaking our own budget, but a quality outdoor stereo is worth the investment. We love Brookstone's portable wireless speaker and dock. It's compatible with most devices like the iPhone, iPad or iPod.
3. Stacking Blue Acrylic Wine Glass
Crate and Barrel, $2.95 each
Serving drinks outdoors? Avoid glass accidents (like broken shards on the lawn) by investing in acrylic stemware.
(Crate and Barrel)
4. Tinge Red Plate
Crate and Barrel, $3.50 each
Paper and plastic ensure an easy clean-up, especially for outdoor entertaining. But why not make a statement with a few bold dinnerware items? We love these plates from Crate and Barrel.
(Crate and Barrel)
5. Farmers Market Basket
Perfect for serving up fresh fruit!
6. Yankee Doodle Dandy Straw Mix
Shop Sweet Lulu, $4.00
Add a patriotic touch to drinks with these festive straws.
(Shop Sweet Lulu)
7. "Killer Grillers" Wine Sampler
This “Killer Grillers” wine sampler delivers tastes of six bold red wines meant to pair perfectly with any grilling occasion.
8. Seafood Placemats - 50 Count Pad
Studio Oh!, $19.99
We're in love with Studio Oh!'s paper placemats. They're great conversation pieces and they make cleaning up a breeze! (Check out their other patterns here.)
A Fourth of July staple! Need we say more?
10. Hobnail Pitcher
This bubbly pitcher just BEGS to be filled with refreshing, ice-cold lemonade.