This story originally appeared on FoodandWine.com.
After a long winter of drinking mulled wine around a fireplace and generally avoiding the outdoors, ‘tis the season to take our cocktails outside. The sun is coming out, the temperature is rising and it’s finally time to make use of that outdoor space you’ve been fantasizing about since last summer. Whether you’re enjoying the bounties of suburban life in a grassy backyard, or shoulder-to-shoulder on a tiny New York City balcony, start planning your first spring party and get ready to drink outside. Need a little help prepping? We’ve got you covered with 10 cocktail party essentials for that outdoor fête.
Related: The Best Wine Bars in the U.S.