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 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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First things first: You need a solid, sturdy table that won't wobble or worse—tip over. , the is easy to set up, more durable than others, and resistant to scratches and stains. Pile on the food to your heart's content.

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A cooler that's well-insulated and easy to clean is a must for summer. Luckily the is both— it can keep ice solid for an entire week, and there's a drain to get rid of water once it melts. Plus, it's less expensive than a lot of other coolers this size.

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Relive your childhood with . It’s only $14, and it as juicers 10 times the price. It's also dishwasher safe and can hold up to 34 ounces of lemonade, which is just enough for a large group.

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Get ready to pump up the jams with the convenient and versatile speaker. "an irresistible combination of sound quality, ruggedness, water resistance, portability, cool features, and a reasonable price." No matter how big your space is, this thing can deliver smooth, quality sound to fill the room.

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Having an instant camera automatically makes you the life of the party. The looks cool and takes quality photos that your guests will love bringing home with them. Plus, it's super easy to use so you can capture all the best candid moments of the day.

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When you're cooking for a large group, the will be a party-prep game changer. It has three settings and a built-in meat thermometer. it's the best deal for your money.

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Red wine at a party is great... until someone spills it all over your tablecloth (or brand-new pants). instantly eliminates wine stains, even if they've dried out from the day before. so we're sold (even if it won't do much damage on mustard or coffee stains).

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C'mon, what's an outdoor celebration without a grill? If you're gonna go charcoal, you want the . It's been a classic since the 1950s, and it's easy to see why—the make it ideal for cooking all kinds of meals and snacks.

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Having a fire pit boosts your party's atmosphere and gives everyone a natural place to gather and hang out. The is large enough for a substantial fire and has a screen and safety ring so no one burns themselves by accident. When it comes to sturdiness and safety, it's the best.

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The is no joke. It can fit three people sitting down, and it's relatively simple to unpack and inflate. It even floats on water, making it a great accessory for a summer pool party. it stayed inflated longer than other models, so you won't have to refill it constantly. Not to mention it's comfy enough you could easily sneak in a nap.

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For an all-around great sunscreen option, try the . It's comfortable on your skin and has almost no smell, and the high SPF means you'll be well-protected from any harmful rays. It doesn't feel oily and gross and is easy to blend. Just remember to reapply at least .

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Regular trash bags won't always cut it when you're cleaning up after a big event. are crazy thick so you , and their large size means you won't have to use too many at once.

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