If You Spot This “Striking” IKEA Find, Grab It (Must-Have for Summer!)

published May 7, 2024
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I’ve always loved hosting small get-togethers and intimate cocktail parties — especially during the summer when my guests can truly enjoy the warm southern California evenings. I recently moved from an apartment with a private rooftop to one with a shared rooftop and had to sell all my patio furniture, decor, and accessories — but I didn’t want to compromise my love for hosting. With summer and Memorial Day just around the corner, I decided to go on the hunt for a piece that felt like me, but didn’t require storage space in the new communal rooftop. And I found just the ticket. 

Credit: L. Daniela Alvarez

I didn’t know exactly what I was looking for until I turned one of the showroom corners of my local IKEA and saw this chic drink dispenser on display. I used my old drink dispenser so much that it broke, and figured that because I might not be hosting as many get-togethers for quite as many people, I wouldn’t need a new one. However, because this drink dispenser checked my two requirements — it matches my style and decor, and is completely portable — I knew it’d be a must-have for the summer. Plus it’s a steal at only $14.99!

I’ll be filling it up with iced tea for my upcoming housewarming party and Memorial Day barbecue. And because it’s so easy to carry, thanks to its circular handle on the lid, I can just as easily bring this to picnics filled with herb-infused water, cocktails, or mocktails as I can out to my balcony to enjoy fresh lemonade while reading. I also love that it’s compact enough to fit in the fridge, it’s dishwasher-safe, and made of polypropylene so I never have to worry about breaking it. It instantly adds a touch of sunshine to my space!

While I do miss having my own outdoor decor like my patio umbrella and an outdoor rug, this dispenser makes it so much easier to enjoy a summer night on a rooftop without having to worry about heavy cleaning, storing, and rearranging. Whether you love to host or prefer some alone time, this dispenser will come in handy all summer (or any time of year!) when you’re in the mood for an elevated drink.

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In case you’re not near an IKEA (or they don’t ship to your zip code), Amazon sells another fun drink dispenser with a yellow lid for a few dollars less. Whichever one you opt for, there’s no better time to add a pop of color to your space.