Everything you need for an outdoor party

Published: October 13, 2020

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With fall weather in full effect, do you find yourself looking to host parties, but aren’t sure what you need for an outdoor gathering at home or the cottage? Don’t stress, we have created the ultimate list of everything you need for a successful outdoor party. From lighting and decor to appliances and what to wear to stay warm, we have you covered.

Lighting

Quntis 39′ Outdoor String Lights

These LED string lights are perfect for decorating a backyard patio, garden, porch bistro, or even an outdoor wedding.  Don’t worry about leaving the lights outside after the party ends, as they are waterproof and weatherproof through wind, rain, sun, dust, and snow.  Are you wondering how to string outdoor party lights? It’s straightforward. These lights clip on to the cord and are safe to touch, easy to hang up, and plug into an outlet. Their soft lighting will brighten up your outdoor party, create a romantic ambiance for a couples night, or keep your patio bbq space lit up.

Buy: Amazon.ca, $49.99

Battery Powered Star Fairy Lights

Enhance your backyard party with these twinkle lights. There is no need to find an outlet to plug them in as they are battery-powered. Set them on a timer to turn on when it gets dark out, and enjoy a fairytale atmosphere close to home.

Buy: Amazon.ca, $18.99

Maple Leaf String Battery Powered Lights

Get into the fall spirit with red maple leaf battery powered string lights. Set them up for an outdoor party or a thanksgiving bash. Hang them as a garland around patio railings or a coffee table for a festive touch. 

Buy: Amazon.ca, $20.99

Outdoor Entertaining

Triple Play 3 in 1 Toss Game – Bean Bag, Washer, Ladder Toss

Lots of backyard fun for adults, kids, families, and even the grandparents! This 3 in 1 pack comes with bean bags, water toss, and ladder toss, plus it includes the two boards, target ladders, and all the accessories needed to play. Transport the game in its portable nylon carry sack and bring the fun from the cottage to the next party.

Buy: Amazon.ca, $83.97

Bose SoundLink Colour Bluetooth Speaker II

Rock on to your favourite tunes or set the mood with the Bose SoundLink speaker. Don’t worry if you splash the speaker or get it wet – it’s water-resistant!

Buy: Amazon.ca,  $169.99

Patio Furniture, Outdoor Fall Decor, and Heating


Safavieh Avaron 4-Piece Patio Set

This beautiful grey Home Decorators Collection Palmetto 4-Piece patio set includes a three-person sofa, two lounge chairs, and a coffee table. Gather with guests year-round and don’t fret about the set deteriorating in colder weather because it has a rust-resistant coating and an aluminum frame. 

Buy: Homedepot.ca, $1,180.00


Fall Harvest Tealight Candle Holder

Add a touch of fall to your dining table or outdoor coffee table with the pumpkin berry and pinecone fall harvest tea light candle holder. Spread them out amongst your outdoor furniture and create an autumn atmosphere. 

Buy: Homedepot.ca, $38.98

Autumn and Fall Leaves Garland

Decorate your patio with colourful leaves and mini pumpkins. This garland is five feet long and will add instant warmth to your outdoor party.

Buy: Homedepot.ca, $19.98

Table Top Patio Heater

Plan your parties all year long and keep barbequing through the winter with this table top propane gas heater that has a three-foot heating radius. You can control the temperature to suit your needs. 

Buy: Homedepot.ca, $129.00

Cozy Clothing

Long Sleeve Knit Cardigan

Be comfy yet stylish in a long sleeve kimono cardigan. Pair an oversized cardigan with jeans or leggings and a cute tee. You’ll stay warm at an outdoor party and look fabulous too. 

Buy: Amazon.ca, $42.99

Women’s Faux Shearling Jacket

Can you say teddy-bear chic? Show up to an outdoor gathering looking cute and casual.  Stay warm the entire night with NewEGG’s faux oversized cardigan coat. It’s like a warm hug on a cold winter’s day. 

Buy: Amazon.ca, $31.99 – $54.34

Food and Drink

Milwaukee 15L Compact Hard Cooler

This hard-sided cooler is the most versatile and durable cooler on the market. It keeps drinks and ice cool for up to 30 hours and has an integrated storage system and bottle opener. It even withstands harsh conditions and can party as hard as you can. 

Buy: Homedepot.ca, $134.00

Weber GENESIS II E-335 Gas BBQ

It ain’t a party like a BBQ party. Grill up some delicious meals with the Weber Genesis BBQ. Sear your steaks at the sear station, roast potatoes and veggies on the side burner, and keep your guests coming back for more. 

Buy: Homedepot.ca, $1299.00

 

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