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A hollowed-out watermelon and some ice will chill rose and white wines to drinking temperature. Use the remaining fruit to top salads and sorbets or to whip up blended ice drinks.
Give everyone the complete works. Here, this well-scrubbed wheelbarrow totes frosty beers, lime wedges, and salt shakers all in one load.
A new birdbath or one that is clean and lined with plastic is big enough to hold a punch bowl, cups, and lots of ice. Scattered blossoms liven up the roost.
Straight out of the florist's cooler, these tin buckets come in a variety of sizes and colors. Intermingle with exuberant fresh-cut flowers.
A patio planter does double duty as a receptacle for pitchers of party beverages. It might not be Planter's Punch, but the look will pack a wallop.