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Outdoor 4th of July Must Haves

Deborah Snoonian shares her favorite finds for a festive celebration.

grill
"Take your party to the beach or campground with this compact, portable grill. No worries—the grate is still large enough to cook eight steaks at once."
Petit Gourmet Tabletop Gas Grill Cuisinart $124.95
badminton
"Rouse your crowd for a little friendly competition. This badminton set has everything you need, from rackets to boundary lines, in one bag. Score!"
Classic Series Badminton Game Set Franklin Sports $60.17
flag
"This flag was flown in a battle in 1776, making it a cool, historical choice for a 4th of July get-together."
Bennington Traditional Flag Annin Flagmakers $30.19
outdoor cushions
"Update the look of your patio furniture with fresh, fade-resistant cushions."
Carmody Seat Cushion (Set of 2) Pillow Perfect $44.14
dinner plates
"Le Creuset is known for their durable stoneware pieces in vibrant colors, and this cherry red pitcher is no exception."
2-Quart Pitcher in Cherry Le Creuset $39.95
pitcher
"Your celebration will feel more special if you serve up snacks on real plates. These blue onesare just right for the Fourth and casual enough for every day."
Dinner Plate (Set of 4) Rachael Ray $24.95

"Whether you're serving lemonade or sangria, a beverage dispenser makes it easy for guests to help themselves. We love the willow base and lid on this version."
Glass Beverage Dispenser Fifth Avenue Crystal $58.00
beverage dispenser
"At any summer gathering, shade is essential. Beat the heat with this spacious umbrella, available in 14 rich hues."
6.5' Square Fiberglass Market Umbrella Frankford Umbrellas From $280.60 (prices vary)
umbrella

area rug
"An outdoor area rug can ground your seating area. If you have bright cushions and pillows, balance the look with a neutral, stripe pattern."
Indoor/Outdoor Trimaran Striped Rug Dash and Albert Rugs From $32.11 (prices vary)
"This low-maintenance side table is guaranteed not to splinter, crack, or chip, so you can keep it in the backyard year-round."
Ivy Terrace Side Table POLYWOOD® $139.99
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More About Deborah
Trained as an engineer, senior editor Deborah Snoonian was raised in a 1920 house in Massachusetts, where she learned to appreciate homes with great bones and charming period details. These days you'll find her tackling all kinds of DIY projects in the two-story condo she shares with her husband and son in Brooklyn.
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