I happened to pop into Crate & Barrel (Level 2) on a 90-something degree day and felt instantly drawn to all the ways you can keep COOL at a summer fete.
Add instant entertainment to your party and give your guests relief from the heat with a Baltimore favorite summer treat — snow balls! Crate & Barrel carries an easy-to-use SNOW BALL maker. The BPA-free plastic and metal D-I-Y machine comes with 4 BPA-free plastic cones, a dozen white paper ones and an ice scoop. You can also buy snow ball syrups at Crate & Barrel.
Add some July 4th flavor to your gathering with these red, white and blue paper cones.
The Summer Pops dishtowel is a festive July 4th hostess gift. Use it to wrap up a plate of cookies or a bottle of wine and you’re good to go! Or, combine a dishtowel or two with a set of the red, white and blue striped ice-cream bowls!
Crate & Barrel also carries high-performance serving pieces that will help keep your food cool longer. Even better, the items below are on SALE! This salad bowl and server set ($11.95) comes with a removable ice-pack base. Just stick it in the freezer and then attach it back to the bottom of the bowl. The sunny yellow servers click into place on the lid. This is great for a green salad, a pasta one, fruit salad, you name it!
With this “on-ice” deviled egg serving piece ($22.95), you can add a layer of ice under the eggs. There is also a coordinating salad bowl ($17.95). Both are BPA-free.
Add some chic outdoor glasses to your entertaining collection. These come in orange, blue and green and make for a fun party display.
Talk about colorful… I have to show you one more find before I sign off. Check out these happy little side tables. At a sale price of just $29.95 each, you can go for seconds or even thirds.
You’ll also find markdowns on additional summer items and patio furniture as well as discounted floor samples throughout the store.