These must-have summer cookout accessories are some of my favorite finds to elevate your July 4th festivities. From manning the grill, to party planning, to satisfying your sweet tooth, you don’t want to miss out on any of these great steals – they’re all under $25! Let’s beat the heat this July and spruce up out outdoor gatherings with fun for all ages.
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Festive July 4th Fun
The summertime is filled with holidays meant to be celebrated, the most popular easily being July 4th in the US. Fireworks, hotdogs on the grill, and fresh lemonade are musts for this celebration!
Some of my favorite patriotic dishes are red, white and blue cheeseburgers, blueberry salsa, and of course, desserts! (southern cobblers, homemade ice cream and firecracker funfetti cookies cannot be beat)
You don’t even need a holiday to enjoy the outdoors this summer! There are delicious poolside snacks that are meant to be enjoyed regardless of the day. I love any excuse to get outside and grill on a hot day rather than use my oven. From grilled chicken, to kebabs, to classic hamburgers, the list of food you can make outside is endless.
Check out the list below of my favorite summer cookout accessories this year! They’re super affordable, all under $25, and will surely add lots of enjoyment and festivity to your next meal outside!
Cookout Accessories For Your Sweet Tooth
Tiki Popsicle Molds
Homemade popsicles are a special treat no matter your age, especially when they’re in these funky tiki molds! Make your summer bash a tropical one and enjoy popsicles of all flavors right at home.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Sauce Set
Every 4th of July cookout should include all the classic sweets, including ice cream of course! Cones, bowls, sundaes, and more are all winners in my book. Look no further for the perfect toppings to drizzle over creamy vanilla ice cream. Caramel, chocolate, and white chocolate sauce cover everyone’s favorites and will take your ice cream to the next level.
Watermelon Tap Kit
Watermelon is the quintessential American summer fruit, so why not use up all that rind as a juice-infused drink holder?? These fruit taps are so creative and I wish I had one of these sooner! They can be used on several large fruits, including pumpkin in the fall. Carve out the insides and fill up with homemade lemonade, beer, or other favorites!
Smashmallow Marshmallow Variety Pack
You do not want to miss out on these gourmet marshmallows next time you crave s’mores! What’s a smashmallow, you ask? Smashmallows are premium marshmallow snacks that come in a huge variety of delicious flavors that make s’mores even better (it’s possible, trust me). Cook them on s’mores, top off your coffee, or eat right out of the back. I don’t know about you, but I’m breaking out the cookie dough first!
Fire up the Grill for these accessories
Grill Popcorn Popper
We all know and love microwaved popcorn and the special treat of stovetop popcorn, but did you know you can make popcorn over the grill? Finish off your outdoor gathering with some freshly popped popcorn under the fireworks. Popcorn is always a family favorite, especially when popping it yourself!
No more singed fingertips thanks to these heat-resistant grill gloves! It never fails that at least once when grilling there’s a little impatience and someone gets a little handsy with the food over the direct flames. Food on the grill is hotter than they appear, and these grill gloves guarantee to keep hands safe to at least 1000°!!
Himalayan Salt Slab
Did you know that authentic himalayan salt comes from a massive salt deposit in Pakistan? Himalayan salt slabs add incredible, natural flavor to food and can be used for direct cooking on the grill or as a decorative display. This will quickly replace your other wooden and metal grill plates!
Nonstick Grill Wok
A nonstick wok that’s perfect for roasting sliced veggies, cubed meats, and more! You don’t have to worry anymore about losing any tasty bits of food falling off the skewer and between the grates. Lightweight and nonstick, this will become a mainstay on your grill.
July 4th Summer Cookout Family Fun
Inflatable Serving Bars
The days of lugging around heavy chests of ice are no more! These inflatable serving bars are lightweight, easily stored and inflated, and were literally made for stress-free summer gatherings. Inflatable luau buffets can be filled with ice cold drinks, fresh fruit, trays of snacks, and more and will help beat the heat and keep you refreshed.
Mesh Food Tents
Pesky flies are no longer an issue with these individual mesh food tents! Always keep your snacks covered and away from pests, and enjoy your July 4th more without having to guard the food with a fly swatter. A must for all!
Galvanized Utensil Caddy
I love galvanized steel decor at outdoor gatherings as they just scream summertime. This stylish caddy is the perfect way to keep your utensils accessible and enhance your cookout table spread! Use indoors for a farmhouse feel that’s cute and functional.
Fourth of July Cornhole Boards
Is it even a summer cookout if you don’t have cornhole? Make this game even more festive this year with these patriotic cornhole bags! Toss around the stars and stripes and round out your 4th of July gathering with fun for all ages.
Are you planning any summer cookouts this year? I hope you found a few products or had some new ideas about how to increase your family fun.
26 thoughts on “Must-Have Summer Cookout Accessories Under $25”
Omg so many cute and fun accessories for BBQ season. Those tiki popsicles and inflatable serving bars are awesome. Perfect for the cottage!!
These are some interesting backyard cook out gagets. Love the galvanized caddy; great for hold beers. Thanks for sharing.
Some great ideas here! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a amazing 4th July celebration 🎉🎊
So many great things! I especially like the look of the watermelon tap xx
These accessories are so cute! I need the watermelon tap kit & the mesh food tents are a great idea!
These sound great, I love these recommendations! Summer accessories are the best x
The chocolate syrup sounds so delicious. I love that brand of chocolate.
OMG that pumpkin/watermelon tap is an amazing idea!! I love hosting summer BBQs and love putting little touches on like bunting and cute home bits! This post is like my summer checklist
I forget how much great stuff is available to buy for summer cookouts — thanks for the reminder (love that they are at an accessible price point).
Some fantastic ideas here! In particular, the Salt Slab, Popcorn Popper and Watermelon Tap Kit. Love those! Thanks for sharing,
This is such a fun list and I definitely need those tiki popsicle molds ASAP!! 🤩 thanks for putting this list together.
Great list! Love the watermelon tap idea! Will have to try it out! Thanks for sharing
Wow, great ideas for our upcoming camping trip. I’ll save and look into these more in-depth later… very tempting stuff here!
Those tiki molds are so cool!! Love the other ideas too.
Oh my goodness! You’ve found so many fun things to make the holiday celebration even more special. Where has that chocolate sauce been all of my life? Yum! I am headed to your link now to check it out.
So many great things on this list! I will definitely have to check out the watermelon tap…that looks like a great thing to have for a party!
Thanks for sharing and hope you have a lovely week ahead!
Those Tiki Popsicle Moulds are the cutest thing ever! I wish they sold them here!
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You had me at watermelon tap kit. LOL. That one is a must in every Mexicans Party here in South Texas.
Some cool stuff here! I especially like the tiki popsicle molds! They’ll go down a treat with kids!
Some fantastic recommendations there, thank you. I particularly like the gloves and the wok – excellent.
I don’t suppose that there is an option for ordering some decent weather is there? 😉
The food tents are a lifesaver for outdoor parties! They are cute, too. We have used them more than I ever thought we would. I would like to try the Smashmallows. Thanks for the suggestion!
We haven’t even had our first BBQ yet! I can’t wait, though, it’s just getting everyone together at once.
This is such a wonderful list – I’m always a fan for any gathering of the mesh tents to go over food, in my book they’re a must have! I love all the fun and cool gadgets you included like the watermelon tap, never knew or heard about that before!
Those tiki popsicle molds look so cute. I am craving those delicious July 4th treats after reading this!
Lots of great accessories! I’ve always wanted to try the tap in the watermelon one – looks like a lot of fun x
This makes me so excited for the 4th. I will especially need to check out the grill popcorn popper. Looks like so much fun!