How to Host an Epic Memorial Day BBQ Party

By , dealnews contributor

With Memorial Day just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about firing up the grill and getting the backyard, patio, or porch ready for entertaining. We've got deals on all the home and garden goods you'll need to throw an epic Memorial Day BBQ. From the essential gas grill to the comfiest of outdoor furniture, to the requisite Bluetooth speaker, your get together will be a perfect way to kick off summer.

  1. Red Ember Rubbed Bronze Chiminea with Cover
    Store: Hayneedle
    Price: $199.98 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $5

    Is It Worth It?: Why look for a needle in a haystack when you can go to Hayneedle for a smokestack, and at a super-hot bargain price? This outdoor fireplace features a 4-foot chimney, fire bowl with rack for wood logs, chrome cooking grate, and more. It weighs 43 lbs. empty and measures 20" x 25" x 48", which is sizable for any patio party space.

  2. Magna Screen Instant Screen Door
    Store: 13Deals
    Price: $12.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $2

    Is It Worth It?: Keep the bugs out while you party on the deck a la this instant, stick-on screen door. It includes two 20" x 83" panels and uses 18 high-powered magnets to securely open and then close behind you.

  3. Ty Pennington Garner 4-Piece Patio Seating Set
    Store: Sears
    Price: $464.99 via coupon code "SEARS35OFF300AFFILIATEDEALS" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $435
    Expires: May 18

    Is It Worth It?: Have you found that your backyard seating setup is a little sparse? The Ty Pennington set is perfectly priced (it has fallen an additional $30 in one day) and is amazingly comfortable: it includes two deep seating chairs, one loveseat, four tan patterned pillows, and one rectangular tempered glass cocktail table.

  4. Grill Master 4-Burner Stainless Steel Gas Grill
    Store: Lowe's
    Price: $169 with free in-store pickup
    Expires: May 20

    Is It Worth It?: This grill answers that burning question, "How are we going to entertain all those hungry guests screaming for barbecued grub?" Though it was $20 less last year, it's still one of the least expensive 4-burner gas grills we've seen, and it features a 667-square-inch cooking surface, stainless steel lid and burners, and more. This 48,000-BTU grill is one of the many items featured in the Lowe's Pre Memorial Day Sale, where prices start at $3.33.

  5. Urge Basics Soundbrick Bluetooth Stereo Speaker
    Store: StackSocial
    Price: $39 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $21
    Expires: May 26

    Is It Worth It?: No fete is complete without a soundtrack! This Bluetooth boombox comes in Red (pictured), White, or Blue and features a built-in microphone, up to 80 hours of usage per charge and Bluetooth 2.0 (compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled devices including the iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab).

Front page photo credit: Ticket Leap

Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the managing editor of, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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