We’ve got you covered with all of the essentials. Keep these things on hand so you’re always ready for an impromptu gathering.
1. PLENTY OF ICE
The No. 1 essential for any outdoor get-together? Ice–and plenty of it! Fill an ice bucket to keep near the drinks for easy access.
2. BOOZE + MIXERS
Even if guests are BYOB-ing, it’s still good to have some drink essentials on hand. A couple of alcohol and mixer options allow guests to make their own cocktails. And fresh lime wedges never hurt!
3. VIRGIN OPTIONS
It’s important to stock up on non-alcoholic options as well. Schnucks sodas, flavored sparkling waters and Culinaria artisinal Italian sodas are great options on their own or jazzed up in a mocktail.
4. BASIC BITES
Snacks are a must for any get-together. Keep a few options on hand that are easy for guests to eat and can be pulled out at a moment’s notice–no prep needed!
- Schnucks fresh-cut fruit and veggie Shortcuts
- A variety of Schnucks chips and pre-made dips
- A simple meat, cheese and crackers tray
- Tasty frozen treats like ice cream or popsicles
5. FIRE ESSENTIALS
No backyard bash would be complete without a fire pit! Always have a couple bundles of firewood handy so you’re ready when the night is right. You’ll also need a lighter or matches and some newspaper or fire starters to get it going.
6. BUG REPELLENT
Keep bugs at bay with citronella candles. Or if you want to add a nice aroma to the air, bring out the diffuser! Lavender and eucalyptus oils are both great insect repellents.
Make cleanup a breeze with all the disposable products your guests might need like plates, cups, napkins and utensils. Be sure to check the packages for instructions on proper recycling.