Summer is finally upon us, it’s warm breezes and lazy evening light pushes us to spend more time outside. However, that time need not be wasted as you can enjoy one of the season’s most beloved perks – outdoor parties. Either by the pool or out in nature, you can take a few vital moments of relaxation and fun alongside your family and friends without the fear of cold weather or the pesky rain.
For some, throwing a summer birthday party amounts to simply firing up the good old barbecue and having a chat around it, waiting for the meat to cook. For the tech savvy, the season is an opportunity to try out a few gadgets, some quirkier than others. Here’s a list of 6 gadgets you need for a perfect summer party.
Night Vision Monocular
If there is one word that could perfectly sum up the sensations awoken by spending time in the great outdoors, that’s freedom. For kids, that feeling is only enhanced by the immediate removal of almost all interdictions that strictly apply indoors. Suddenly, being dirty and loud is understood and even recommended by the adults.
Moreover, going outside can stir the dominant force in children – curiosity. The whole point becomes doing things you wouldn’t be able to do in a strictly controlled environment. One example is exploring. To do so, the night vision monocular camera is an indispensable gadget for both kids and adventurous adults.
With its 350 meters of range and its mysteries and spooky allure, this becomes a period of adventure and fun for the whole family. Lightweight, easy to use and engaging, the night vision monocular can make kids fall in love with the great outdoors forever.
Portable Ice Makers
The old barbecue may still be an essential part of the party, but tending a fire under the scorching summer sun can be a real torture. In these circumstances, an ice-cold drink gains almost medicinal features in countering the heat. Ice is, however, a prized commodity when you’re so far away from your freezer.
After a swim or some games or dancing, the body heats up, adding to the pressure of the outside temperature. Packing the best ice maker for your party is, therefore, a must. With its help, ice-cold drinks are only an arm’s length away. Depending on size and capacity, a portable ice maker can provide a steady supply of refreshing ice for all your guests.
Portable ice makers have gained in popularity in the last few years, the demand for them growing as well. As a result, these are something you might want to consider using the next time you throw a birthday party.
Self-Tying Water Balloons and a Hand Pump
As anyone can tell you, a party just isn’t a proper birthday party without balloons. Usually restrained to their decorative purposes, in the summer, balloons gain another use – as weapons. In order to be able to provide your guests with one more reason to enjoy themselves, a self-tying water balloon adapter is a must have for any summer party, more so for a birthday party.
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To complete the fun set and provide the setting for your parties all year-round, you will also need a hand pump. With it, inflating and propping up a dozen balloons around the house can be done in no time at all, making all the difference between a serious party and the best party you will host all year, worthy of a birthday celebration. Within minutes, your guests will have the time of their lives chasing each other with a handful of water balloons.
Together, the self-tying water balloons and hand pump provide endless possibilities of fun, especially for kids. Enjoying this safe, affordable and fun activity will have them asking for more time outdoors and most importantly – even more, balloons.
Bubble Machine and Sprinklers
Kids these days are missing out on an entire array of outdoor activities that made up childhood in the past. Fortunately, technology is not all encapsulated in the constricting screen of a laptop or smartphone, instead, it can be encapsulated in using a bubble machine and splashing in the sprinklers.
Portable and instantly popular with kids of any ages (even some youthful adults), the bubble machine will pump out hours of fun for the whole family. Playing becomes enjoyable even for the workaholic fathers and mothers that finally managed to pull away from their cubicles and bring their children outside. More importantly, kids will be introduced to the amounts of fun that playing outside can give, and will continuously ask to spend more time outdoors.
Cool Mister and Fan
Beyond the gadgets that are useful to everyone, there are some that address a niche of the market. The cool mister and fan are such gadgets. Through their incorporated nozzles, they pump out and spread a cooling mist, making them one of the most popular features of summer outdoor restaurants. Still being fairly unknown to the general public, these gadgets can give a sense of uniqueness to your party, spoiling your guests.
Although seemingly complex, the mister and fan are easy to use and require only a gardening hose to be attached to their support. Once this is done, they will take over and make summer a lot more bearable even at the high points of the heat of the day.
What Gadgets Will Appear at Your Next Birthday Party?
Birthday parties, like any other domain of human activity, have been improved by the means of modern technology. Gadgets are no longer curiosities that we use strictly when we need to. They are part of our lives and their use has become familiar and needed to us.
Equipped with all these 6 high-tech gadgets, your summer party will surely be a hit among friends and family, both enjoyable and memorable. All that is left for you to do is tune into your favorite music, sit back under the cooling mist offered by the mister and fan and enjoy an ice-cold drink from your portable ice maker. Summer 2.0 can finally begin anew.
Guest Post By: Mike Jones
Mike Jones enjoys reviewing new gadgets and finding new purposes for the old ones. His passion for technology started at an early age with common household appliances. Mike tried to understand how every device worked and to repair the ones that were broken. You can check more of Mike’s work on Twitter and Facebook.