Grill Like a Girl
Guests will go hog wild over Traeger’s novel steel grill and smoker, which can cook up to 10 burgers at a time ($1,599; traegerindustries.com).
Look hot while avoiding burns in these darling oven mitts by April Cornell ($8 each; 866-253-9001 for stores).
You look pretty chill, and your beverages should match! These decoupage aluminum party tubs from the MacBeth Collection are available in nearly 300 designs (diameter: 18", height: 9", $75 each; themacbethcollection.com).
These 9-inch floral-print dessert plates have the look of fine china but are made of durable melamine (Jill Fenichell, $40 for set of four; bongenre.com).
Smarter Ice Cubes
Always wished for a slimmer, trimmer ice cube? Silicone Zone’s ingenious trays create slender soda bottle-friendly shapes ($3 each; crateandbarrel.com).
Just because your napkins are paper doesn’t mean they can’t be pretty. The proof: these daisy-print squares from Now Designs (10", $5 for 20; 866-253-9001 for stores).
For the hostess with the burning desire to sear meat, char veggies or prepare creme brulee, this cook’s torch from Typhoon is a must-have ($20; typhoonus.com).
Don’t let this apron’s ultra-girlie appearance fool you-even nasty grease splatters will wipe right off (Oilcloth Alley, $39; at pinupgirlclothing.com).
For Spiffier Serving
Lovely Lovely puts a witty spin on the delicate lace doily by recasting it in pink vinyl (diameter: 12", $39 for set of eight; 877-252-6316 or 2jane.com).
Have Beauxsac’s monogrammed with your friends' initials and they'll never lose tabs on their drinks (available in 18 colors, $8 each; etsy.com)!
A healthy dose of humor is served up alongside 150 recipes in Staephane Reynaud’s Pork amp Sons, an ode to the other white meat ($40; amazon.com).