6 Hostess Gifts That Will Get You Invited Back Next Year

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What’s better than a BBQ? 
Being a guest at one.

Instead of the last minute scramble for something less than perfect (uh hem, yes, we’re talking about that bottle of wine in the crumbled paper bag), stock up on these options and be forever prepared for last minute invites, impromptu fetes and summer soirees.

Why should the tots have all the fun?  Mama needs her sippy cup too.  We love these colorful plastic wine cups perfect for toting to the beach or picnic.  ($14.50 per cup, available online at GiveSimple.com)

Anyone can use cocktail napkins.  These custom versions by Caspari come in the perfect summer patterns and colors. (Available in triple ply $48 for 100, or paper linen $72 for 100 plus shipping, custom order at Monsoon Flowers and Gifts, 15 Broadway Cresskill, 201-250-8110)

Crazy for Ikat?  Us too.  Bring along this decorative lucite tray and expect smiles.  (Ikat Tray, available in other colors, $118 at C.Wonder online or, Westfield Garden State Plaza)

Wine is obvious, but these totes made from recycled sails aren’t.  (Seabags Wine Bag Trio, $118, also available for individual purchase, order online at Seabags.com)

Family friendly gifts can please a crowd (and keep the kiddos busy).  Now you can make shaved ice in your own kitchen. (Jelly Belly Electric Shaved Ice Machine, $29, available at Chef Central, Paramus)

Your hosts will be loving these luxe monogrammed beach towels which can be customized in any pattern and monogram type.  ($55 available online from Haymarket Designs)

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