Must-Haves for Summer Entertaining Slideshow

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For the Guys
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For the Guys
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Fooled you, didn’t it? Stay stylish while protecting your surfaces this summer with these super fun coasters from Urban Outfitters

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Urban Outfitters

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For the Lazy Boy
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For the Lazy Boy
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Float around in this giant soft-pretzel pool float and you’ll end up hungry in no time. Just don’t bite the actual float — we think it's safe to say it won't taste as good as it looks. .

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Urban Outfitters

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For the Ice Cream Man
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For the Ice Cream Man
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These Zeroll ice cream scoops have a heated technology inside to make even rock-hard pints scoopable.

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Zeroll

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For the Kiddies
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For the Kiddies
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What is it about the combination of kids and dessert? They’ll go crazy for this at home snow cone maker. With loads of different flavors, your children can concoct original creations.

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Sur La Table

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For the Griller
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For the Griller
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Is the grill too crowded? Did the rain suddenly ruin all the fun? Grill inside with this genius and easy-to-clean indoor/outdoor grill from Sandra Lee. Whether you’re making a kebab bar or just don’t want the hassle of cleaning the big grill — it’s a life-saver.

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K-Mart

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For Easy Dipping
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Let’s face it, dips are party-winners every time. Whether hot or cold, dips make for quick dishes and easy passed plates. Take it a step further and just clip the dip to any platter or dish with these handy bowls from Sandra Lee.

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Sears

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For Tea-Time
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For Tea-Time
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What could be more welcome than iced tea? For an original take on the summer favorite, Le Palais des Thés' exquisite blends, "Les Creations," are made with all-natural, fruits, flowers, and spices and make for such a gorgeous presentation!

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Palais des Thés

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For the Quick Fix
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For the Quick Fix
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ActiFry is perfect for hosts that need to focus on other things. This healthy multi-use cooker will make everything from dessert to appetizers with just a spoonful of oil and a timer, and voilà — ready when you need it to be!

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Actifry

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For the Messy Eater
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For the Messy Eater
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Let’s toss the plastic, and get the mess under control. With these rather adorable and non-embarrassing lobster bibs from Etsy, we’re sure you'll want to attend more than just one boil this summer.

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Etsy

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For the Bartender
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For the Bartender
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Have a gift for making the perfect drink? Take it to the next level with these festive confetti tumblers from Anthropologie. A pop of color goes a long, long way.

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Anthropologie

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For the Real Entertainer
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For the Real Entertainer
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Let’s get this circus, er party, going. Throw a tented dinner party anywhere with this Altair Tent. With its whimsical interior and heavy canvas exterior, it’s a win-win for sure.

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Anthropologie

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For the Burger Bash
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For the Burger Bash
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Host a classic burger cookout with all the fixings, but dont forget these adorable salt and pepper shakers from Pier1.

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Pier 1

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For the Group
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For the Group
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How about a tasting party? Mini bites and tapas are super popular for big crowds. Use this tasting platter from Pier 1 to share food — and make it fun.

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Pier 1

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For the Potluck
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For the Potluck
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Making your signature dish to bring to your pal’s bash? Carry it in this brilliant casserole tray from Joss & Main — Pyrex and a fun case make for an easy carry.

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Joss & Main

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For the Scouts
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For the Scouts
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Embrace your inner camper and create perfect s’mores at home with this fondue set from Max Brenner. Make them into individual desserts for a big party or share them at an intimate dinner.

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Max Brenner