These summer toys practically guarantee fun in the sun! Plus, who knew that roasting marshmallows could be so cool?
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Kick that tire to the curb! This elm disk-stunning in its simplicity-offers a much classier ride. Swing, $45; hickorees.com. Sneakers, Keds for Steven Alan, $75; stevenalan.com for stores.
Plain wooden sticks become food-fight worthy with Slam Design's lance-inspired handles. Skewer holders, $15.95 for pair; luckies.co.uk. Fog Linen tray, $32; nickeykehoe.com.
Nothing captures the essence of a long and lazy summer day like a tubful of ice-cold drinks. The galvanized bucket gets a major upgrade, thanks to rugged rope handles. Bottoms up! Skalny tin tub, $65; sylvesterandco.com.
Bird Feeder Boring feeders are for the birds. This apple-shaped wire option pleases people, too. Bird feeder, $35; sprouthome.com.
Lanterns These bold rice-paper shades offer a whole lot of look for very little loot. Lanterns, $1.95 each; lunabazaar.com.
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Barrel This wooden container provides poolside storage with nautical flair. Barrel, $149; potterybarnkids.com.
Cocktail Picks Turn any party platter into a bull's-eye with dart-shaped porcelain spears. Imm Living cocktail picks, $20 for four; trohvshop.com for stores. Kuhn Rikon knife, $25; momastore.org.
Wire Shark Head This toothy wall unit easily transforms into a game of toss-just add beanbags! Wire shark head, $129; pbteen.com. Beanbags, $9.99 for 12; partycity.com.
Cups The paper cup goes posh, courtesy of a rich floral pattern. Cups, $3.95 for 12; plumparty.com.
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Salad Tongs Pitchfork- and shovel-shaped servers really emphasize the farm-to-table connection. Salad tongs, $85 for set; vagabondhouse.com.
Chairs Colored slats and an affordable price make an open-and-shut case for these folding seats. Chairs, $69 each; urbanoutfitters.com.
Dress This multihued maxi takes the cotton sundress to lovely new lengths. The ultimate garden-party frock, this number combines floor-grazing glamour and casual comfort. Dress, $375; marimekko.com for stores. Shoes, $118; jcrew.com.
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