None of that cheap plastic or wicker nonsense. This great sustainable-teak outdoor chair is one you will curl up in and demand people bring you drinks. Leagrave Lounge Chair, $1,195, RestorationHardware.com
If you want to do it right'and we know you do'those stylish vintage soda bottles need a fittingly old-fashioned taxi. This metal carrier holds six bottles, for just the right amount of clink. Galvanized Metal 6-Pack Drink Caddy, $29, PotteryBarn.com
'The best Genius Mix will include Janelle Mon'e, Leela James, Ella Fitzgerald, and Jill Scott. Also: Vampire Weekend, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Spoon, and maybe a track or two from the Broadway production of American Idiot. OK. A little Lady Gaga and Beyonc' are allowed.'
Digital's fine, but the retro fun of a Polaroid-like camera that gives you credit card'sized snaps to share adds fun to any party. Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S, $70