Hosting outdoor summer parties is fun, but it also involves a lot of work. You want to spend as much time as you can with your guests without also running back inside constantly to fetch food and drinks. This is why investing in a variety of summer party gadgets can make hosting outdoor parties much easier.
Keep reading to learn more about seven party gadgets that will help make hosting summer parties better than ever.
Let There Be Music & Light With Outdoor Party Gadgets
Some party gadgets can help make your outdoor space come alive for your guests. For example, adding music and lights to your deck, patio, or yard can make the gathering more festive.
1. Enjoy Music Outside With the Help of Outdoor Speakers
You don’t need to turn up the stereo inside and open the patio door to hear music outside. The Roam SL outdoor speaker from Sonos will allow you and your guests to enjoy your favorite tunes on the patio, deck, or lawn.
The Roam SL portable speaker is:
- Drop resistant
The outdoor speaker has a 10-hour battery life, and it will also automatically connect to your home’s Wi-Fi network. This allows you to stream music via any device.
The Sonos outdoor speaker also comes with a rechargeable battery, and user-friendly buttons to play, pause, skip, and repeat songs.
2. LED Solar String Lights Provide Ambiance & Needed Light
Summer parties can go late into the night. So, adding outdoor lighting to your list of party gadgets will help your gathering continue under the nighttime summer sky.
For instance, the Glow Solar Hanging String Lights from Brightech look great and provide soft light for your summer party.
The solar string lights:
- Turn on automatically when it gets dark
- Feature brass color sockets
- Are a generous 28 ft. long
- Include 12 LED lights
- Are durable because they’re commercial grade
And since the lights are solar operated, they won’t add any cost to your energy bill.
Party Gadgets for Easier Outdoor Cooking & Seasoning
Cooking food outside is a fun part of hosting a summer party. When hungry guests are on the way to your home, the following party gadgets will make outdoor cooking safer and more delicious:
1. Grill & Smoke With One Multi-Tasking Outdoor Grill
An all-in-one grill and smoker is a party gadget that handles multiple cooking methods, so you don’t have to buy multiple devices to cook on.
For example, the Ninja Woodfire Pro Outdoor Grill is a:
- Air fryer
You can also use the outdoor grill to:
- Air crisp
The outdoor grill also includes a veggie tray, roasting lifters to help easily and safely remove food from the grill, and a recipe book.
2. Cook Meats to Perfection With an LED Thermometer
It’s important to cook meats, poultry, and fish to the correct temperature. This ensures food safety and can also help determine if a steak or other cut of meat is rare, medium rare, or well done.
So to do this as quick as possible, the ThermoPro Lightning meat thermometer definitely deserves a spot on your list of must-have party gadgets.
The ThermoPro Lightning meat thermometer features:
- A 1-second read time
- An LED display that’s visible even in low light and that can be rotated for left- or right-handed cooks
- Highly accurate temperature readings
You can use the thermometer when barbecuing, grilling, or using a deep fryer. Then, with the built-in magnet and hanging mount you can easily store it when it’s not in use.
3. Season Your Food Precisely With a Battery-Powered Salt & Pepper Shaker
Besides grilling the steaks, smoking the chicken, and checking their temperatures with the thermometer, you have to season them to perfection, too.
Elevate your seasoning experience with the Williams Sonoma Rechargeable Electric Salt & Pepper Mill. Simply push a button to use the battery-operated salt and pepper mills. Your guests will love how easy it is to season their food with these fun-to-use summer party gadgets.
The mills also feature:
- Carbon-steel grinding
- Manual settings to adjust the grind
- Batteries that last 30 to 40 minutes on a charge
The salt and pepper mills also come prefilled. Acrylic windows on each show you which is which, and how much salt or pepper is left.
Serve Up Refreshing Beverages With These Party Gadgets
Summer parties aren’t complete without plenty of delicious beverages. Luckily, party gadgets like a cocktail machine and an ice maker will help you prepare cold drinks right on the deck or patio.
1. Serve Craft Cocktails Outside With the Duet Cocktail Maker
A portable cocktail maker lets you create craft cocktails without leaving the backyard. For instance, the Bartesian Duet cocktail maker is a compact party gadget with plenty of features.
Fill the reservoirs with spirits and water, and then insert a Bartesian cocktail capsule into the cocktail maker. The capsules, which you can buy separately on the Bartesian website, offer more than 50 drink flavors.
The refillable reservoirs also let you make cocktails with up to two spirits at a time.
The cocktail maker features:
- A tiered, 2-bottle display
- The ability to customize drinks from mocktail to strong
- A removable and transparent water tank
2. Serve Frosty Beverages With the Help of a Portable Ice Machine
Summer parties require a lot of ice. And adding a portable ice machine to your list of cool party gadgets means you don’t have to worry about running out of this necessary chilly staple.
For instance, the stainless steel Ice-Making Machine from Costway makes up to 29 pounds of pebble-shaped ice a day.
The ice maker also:
- Will produce ice within 20 minutes
- Can store up to 3 lbs. of ice in the included basket
- Features self-clean and auto-defrost functions
Party Gadgets Make Hosting Summer Parties Easier Than Ever
Hosting a summer party is time-consuming. But thanks to party gadgets like a grill that doubles as a smoker or a portable ice machine, hosting a warm weather event with friends and family is sure to be a breeze.