I was very excited to be interviewed on Nashville CBS Talk Of The Town about Unique Items for Family Patio Parties. This is the time of year we all get to enjoy outdoor gatherings and here are some fun, useful items that you may enjoy having for your next backyard entertaining event! I am posting about each unique patio party item that I mention in the CBS interview in case you want more details on the products and where you can purchase them. Also, if you are here for the first time, I hope you will like Family Focus Blog on Facebook to keep up with our great family articles and giveaways.
Unique Items for A Family Party On The Patio:
1). Drink-N-Plate (drinkandplate.com)
Drink-N-Plate is a durable reusable, dishwasher-safe combo plate and drink holder that is perfect for all outdoor settings. Held with one hand, the Drink N’ Plate is a combination of plate and drink holder, allowing the entire meal to be carried conveniently and easily. This is an especially nifty invention for families who are often trying to serve more than one person and the Drink N’ Plate is also easier for children to hold on. $24 per pack of 8.
2). Little Griddle (littlegriddle.com)
Little Griddle is a line of heavy duty grill-top griddles that shatter all the conventional limits on cooking outside on your grill, allowing virtually anything to be cooked on any grill. There is a Little Griddle to fit any shape or size grill, round or rectangular, large enough to cook meals like a breakfast of eggs, hash browns, bacon and pancakes, a lunch of philly cheesesteaks or a dinner of the day’s catch, stir fry, burgers with sautéed onions, and so forth. Griddle your salmon filets with your favorite seasonings; there is no need to wrap them in foil. You can even bake pizza on your grill. It cleans up easily right on the grill, no need to wash in kitchen sink. The Sizzle Q Griddle is $69.99
3). PlaceTiles (placetile.com)
PlaceTiles are stylish erasable ceramic accent labels, perfect as table place cards for guests or as a descriptive accessory for each dish being served. Great for outdoor use to avoid dish or seating labels from blowing over or away in the breeze. No more cheap paper or plastic tags, PlaceTiles are a nice, personalized finishing touch for a dinner party, reception or any gathering, giving the VIP treatment to guests and highlighting each dish. Retails for $35 – $43 for a set of 6
4). ThermaCELL Patio Lantern (thermacell.com)
The ThermaCELL Patio Lantern is the best option for keeping mosquitoes and other insects away. The Patio Lantern is both a powerful insect repellent device and a stylish outdoor lantern, with both functions being usable separately or together. Providing a 15×15 ft mosquito-free zone, it is 98% effective (tested and used by the Department of Defense and the United States Army), making it the most effective insect repellent device on the market. It is also non-toxic, safe and non-intrusive, being DEET-free, silent, portable and odor free. Retails for $29.99
5). Rolf Glass (rolfglass.com)
Rolf Glass is the only line of affordable cut and etched/engraved glass made in North America. Combining state of the art robotics with the traditional craft of glass cutting and engraving, Rolf Glass is able to produce pieces of even higher quality and workmanship than the custom work of glass artisans at the same price as low-quality overseas manufacturers. Set of 4 DOF for $39.99.
I hope you enjoy these unique items for a family party on the patio! Which is your favorite?