Guys, we’re getting there: It’s almost the time of year for blazing sunshine, ice cream that inevitably melts all over your outfit, and enough outdoor parties to keep you busy until October. If you’ve got a backyard, a rooftop, or pretty much any open space where people can gather, you’re basically expected to do some outdoor hosting yourself.
Once you commit to throwing a party, it can be tough to know where to start. You’ve got the date, you’ve got the guest list, but what about the gear? You’re in luck—our friends at Wirecutter are sharing their favorite products to up your outdoor hosting game. They’ve tested hundreds of party essentials to choose the most useful, practical, and sturdy items out there, so you can plan your event with ease.
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