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Hip Hostess: Summer Rooftop Party

Below is an article I did for Glitter Guide earlier this month, featuring all that you need to host your very own rooftop party (or, if you have no rooftop…a backyard party!). Scroll down to read it in full, and check out the original on Glitter Guide’s website.

Hip Hostess: Summer Rooftop Party // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com

In the summertime, it’s all about being outside as much as possible—which is why we just adore the idea of a rooftop party. Whether you live in a building with a perfect rooftop or have a friend with access to one (who would also be happy to co-host), here are all the must-haves for this seasonal soirée.

Clockwise from top left:

Colorful garland adds the perfect amount of playfulness and pizzazz to a rooftop party. We love this tassel garland kit, which comes with everything you need to make the garland—including step-by-step assembly instructions. Fuchsia & Orange Tissue Tassel Garland Kit ($13)

String lights help create dreamy summer lighting! Smith & Hawken Metal Cage String Lights ($22.49 for 10ct) or Room Essentials Frosted Globe Lights ($10 for 25ct)

Everything about this ice bucket is fabulous, from the laminated fabric exterior to the lucite top to the gold fixtures! Bonus: it holds three quarts of ice for approximately six hours, giving you plenty of time to party with well-chilled beverages. Red Shagreen Look Ice Bucket ($60)

Love to host but dread the clean-up? Printed paper plates add lots of personality and color—and they don’t require post-party dishwashing! Mara Mi Disposable Plate ($3)

Cloth hand towels with delicate fringe add a cozy touch to your table. Turkish Hand Towel ($22)

No rooftop soirée would be complete without a portable bar cart! “The Double” by Society Social ($295)—NOTE: the bar cart is now sold out, but I’ve found two similar options: Newport Bar Cart ($129.99) and Libations Bar Cart ($599)

Allow your guests to serve themselves by putting out a drink dispenser—perfect for iced water with fruit, lemonade or an alcoholic beverage of choice. Crate & Barrel Cold Beverage Jar with Stand ($59.99) or ZGallerie Trio Beverage Dispenser ($69.95)

We adore any kind of lip décor—including these fun “pucker up” straws! Pink & Red Pucker Up Straws ($3.50)

Serve your drinks in these stunning (and sturdy) acrylic glasses—so classy! Cane DOF ($8)

Keep drinks cool on a hot summer night with a galvanized beverage tub that’s angled for easy access to every option. Evergreen Angled Beverage Tub ($14.99)

Cover your surfaces in style with this gorgeous hand block-printed cotton canvas tablecloth. Asha Tablecloth ($75)

What are your party essentials?

Image via Glitter Guide

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