Red, White and Fantastic Finds

Outdoor soirees, cool cocktails, fireworks and more—July 4th is nearly here! Throw the season's best bash with the help of these festive finds.

By Erin Renzas
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Chic Cooler

Keep your beverages cool even when it's sweltering outside with this retro-chic (and oh-so-affordable) cooler from Crate & Barrel. The cherry-hued powdercoat finish and sleek chrome accents keep the design feeling fresh. Red Picnic Cooler ($63 in Crate & Barrel Stores)

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Heat It Up

This sleek, modern gas fire pit is perfect for heating things up when the sun goes down. The Modfire Gasfire runs off of propane, meaning no smoke and no mess. We adore this blue hue, but it is also available in red, white and an assortment of other colors. Modfire Urban Gasfire ($1,500 at Aldea Home)

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Wet Your Whistle

Mix your guests a delicious cocktail with the help of this Asian pine bar cart, painted a crisp, clean white. The dual shelves and removable serving tray are finished in zebrawood veneer to add a touch of glamour to the piece. Avalon White Bar Cart ($436 at Zinc Door)

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Down Pour

Recycled glass carafes and tumblers fitted with a woven sea grass cover make for the perfect outdoor summer entertaining accent. Striped Sea Grass Carafe and Tumblers ($24 for carafe, $11 each for tumbler at Terrain)

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Casual Cool

Cool down with icy cold treats. These hand-cut porcelain Popsicle sticks make the dessert of childhood dreams sophisticated enough for a swanky adults-only get-together. Popsicle Sticks Set (starting at $10 each at Pigeon Toe Ceramics)

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Laidback Lounger

Invite guest to relax poolside with this aluminum chaise from Bell Manufacturing. The powdercoat finish is resistant to sand, sun and rain, so it will be in tip-top shape all summer long. Cruz Chaise ($450 at Room & Board)

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Game Changer

This pocket version of the classic leisurely pastime Bocce makes for the perfect addition to any barbecue. Plus, at just $15, it makes for a fun hostess gift. Pocket Bocce ($15 at Restoration Hardware)

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Picnic Perfect

Summer means lots of days spent sprawled out at the park or beach. This quilted cotton throw is durable enough to withstand outdoor concerts, seaside clam bakes or anything else the season can throw its way. Plus, it's soft enough to cuddle up with when the sun goes down. Utility Canvas Throw ($145 at Archival)

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Light It Up

Cook a mini feast with this Bodum Fyrkat grill. The compact design means that it can go wherever you do, but the 12-inch grill is still big enough for flipping enough burgers for a small crowd. Bodum Fyrkat Picnic Charcoal Grill ($70 at All Modern)

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Nautical Accents

This Jonathan Adler ice bucket is right on trend with this season's nautical obsession. Rope Ice Bucket ($52 at Jonathan Adler)

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American Classic

The California-based Cambro Manufacturing Company first produced these fiberglass trays back in the 1950s. A true American classic, these small trays won't shatter, are odor and stain resistant and come red, white and blue. Cambro Fiberglass Tray ($8 each at Muhs Home)

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Stars and Stripes

Set up an outdoor living space as the backdrop for your next party. This indoor/outdoor all-season rug in a festive catamaran stripe can be hosed down and air dried so there's no need to fret over dirt or spills. Catamaran Stripe Navy/Ivory Indoor/Outdoor Rug (starting at $38 at Dash & Albert Rug Company)

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