14 Cute Cocktail Umbrellas for When It’s Raining Outside

updated May 1, 2019
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What’s the fastest way to make your tiki drink live up to its fullest potential? Adding a cocktail umbrella, of course! But drink parasols aren’t just (ahem) fair-weather friends — they’re a fantastic way to bring some cheer to a rainy August day, especially with so many adorable options out there. We’ve even found a couple of DIY tutorials if you prefer to get a little crafty when it’s storming out.

Whether you decide to buy or DIY, these are guaranteed to brighten your drink and your day.

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1. Parasol Picks, $3 for 24 from World Market: Sometimes it’s best not to mess with a classic. These are always a guaranteed win.

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2. Watermelon Cocktail Umbrellas, $10 from Anthropologie: Just in case you haven’t gotten enough watermelon-themed stuff lately, these festive umbrellas are perfect for your watermelon margaritas.

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3. Patriotic Umbrellas, $4 for 12 from Cravefetti on Etsy: Make your next political fundraiser or debate-watching party more enjoyable with these patriotic picks.

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4. Black Polka Dot Umbrella Picks, $6 for 120 from Party City: A chic drink calls for a chic cocktail umbrella. This polka dot version is our number-one pick.

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5. Paper Parasol Umbrella Picks, $12 for 144 from Amazon: Reminiscent of a beach ball, these are the perfect choice for your next pool party or when you’re just fondly thinking of the pool and more clement weather.

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6. Floral Summer Paper Drink Umbrellas, $15 for 6 from SweetPaperLove on Etsy: Ideal for a baby shower or birthday party, we love the range of patterns on these simple umbrellas.

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7. Three-Color Cocktail Parasol, $8.50 for 144 from Amazon: We’re pretty sure the life-sized version of this umbrella is on a beach somewhere, which means this is best added to something fruity and frozen.

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8. Hot Pink Doily Cocktail Umbrella, $27 for 20 from TrayChicParty on Etsy: Looking for a way to make your cocktail even more girly? This is the drink stirrer for you.

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9. Mylar Metallic Cocktail Umbrella, $3 for 10 from Amazon: Why wouldn’t you want to add a little sparkle to your cocktail? These metallic umbrellas are the easiest way to do so.

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10. Large Hibiscus Flower Umbrellas, $5 for 144 from Oriental Trading: We think these tropical umbrellas pair best with a tropical drink. Pineapple daiquiris, anyone?

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11. Fringe Umbrella Picks, $3.50 for 12 from Shop Sweet Lulu: We’re always in favor of fringe — especially when it it’s multi-colored and adorable like these umbrellas.


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1. DIY Fringe Drink Umbrellas from Oh Happy Day!: If you want to upgrade your basic umbrellas to have the fringe effect, follow this tutorial.

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2. Confetti Umbrellas from Tell Love and Party: This might be the most festive drink umbrella we’ve seen. Just be aware that you might end up with some bits of confetti in your cocktail.

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3. DIY Drink Umbrellas from Delia Creates: If you have leftover scrapbook paper on hand, this is a perfect way to use it up. Plus, you can customize your umbrellas to a party theme with no problem.