Summer 2013: Top Six Tips for Savvy Summer Entertaining

  Summer 2013: Top Six Tips for Savvy Summer Entertaining

Margaritaville®, Mr. Coffee®, White Mountain®, Sunbeam®, Oster® and Crock-Pot®
      Brands Boast Essentials for Turning Up The Heat On Summer Soirees

Business Wire

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- June 5, 2013

As America rounds the corner on Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer,
good times and entertaining are officially on the mind. From backyard
barbeques and garden parties to ball field picnics, pool parties and beach
bashes, America aggressively seizes summertime to create memories and
celebrate with friends and family. In fact, nearly 8 in 10 Americans surveyed
said they value experiences more than they do material items, according to the
JWT’s 10 Trends for 2013 report. Summer is a time of year when consumers’
appetites are highest for tips and trends that will help them create the
ultimate party their guests will remember well into the fall.

Take the party on the road with the Margaritaville(R) Explorer(TM) Cordless
Frozen Concoction(R) Mak ...

Take the party on the road with the Margaritaville(R) Explorer(TM) Cordless
Frozen Concoction(R) Maker that allows you to create margaritas, daiquiris,
and other favorite frozen concoctions at the BEACH, on the BOAT, in the PARK,
before the big GAME, and just about anywhere! (MSRP $299.99; Available at (Photo: Business Wire)

Whether planning a family reunion, July 4^th bash, or kid-friendly fiesta,
global consumer products leader Jarden Consumer Solutions shares their 2013
top six trends for creating summer’s coolest celebrations. Hot entertaining
products from the Jarden family of brands, including Margaritaville®, Mr.
Coffee®, White Mountain®, Sunbeam®, Oster® and Crock-Pot®, give consumers the
essential tools for entertaining with ease this summer.

The top six trends for savvy summer entertaining, according to Jarden Consumer
Solutions, are:

1. Take the party on the road!

Summertime is no time to stay indoors. Take the party on the road with the
Margaritaville® Explorer™ Cordless Frozen Concoction® Maker that allows you to
create margaritas, daiquiris, and other favorite frozen concoctions at the
BEACH, on the BOAT, in the PARK, before the big GAME, and just about anywhere!
This party starter on-the-go packs a heavy duty 18-volt rechargeable battery
that can produce up to 60 restaurant-quality frozen drinks on a single charge.
(MSRP $299.99; Available at

2. Commemorate the occasion with a signature drink.

Signature drinks are an excellent way to commemorate any occasion. Need some
inspiration stat? The Margaritaville® Mixed Drink Maker features more than 45
recipe options created by Margaritaville® bartenders. Certain to be the
centerpiece of any party, one press of a button whips up perfectly
proportioned cocktails. Just add choice liquors and mixers into each of the
four reservoirs and the automatic programming does the rest. Guests will jump
at the chance to be their own bartender. Now, spin the drink wheel and get the
party started! (MSRP $299.99; Available at

3. Keep cool and customize.

Beat the heat with delicious, blended coffeehouse-style frozen drinks from the
brand that did coffee before coffee was cool. Suit every party-goer's palate,
from rich and classic to skinny and healthy. Blend frosty frappes at the touch
of a button with the Mr. Coffee® Café Frappe, the first and only at-home
appliance to automatically brew and blend frozen coffee drinks. Delight guests
with delicious iced coffees using the Mr. Coffee® Iced Café. From caramel to
mocha, guests will enjoy their favorite iced coffee flavors in just minutes.
(MSRP: $79.99, $34.99, respectively. Available at

4. Indulge guests of all ages.

Make sweet memories with family and friends, or surprise guests at a
children’s party by allowing them to create the smoothest and creamiest
homemade ice cream together using the White Mountain® Appalachian Series Ice
Cream Maker (MSRP: $249.99). For more than 150 years, the White Mountain®
brand has made good times happen right at home. To set the memories in motion,
just add a little ice, rock salt and pick a flavor! The Sunbeam® Half Pint Gel
Canister (MSRP: $19.99) makes two, half-cup servings of delicious ice cream,
frozen yogurt or sorbet using fast freezing technology that’s ready in about
15 minutes. Another great item for summertime chilling is the Sunbeam® Snow
Cone Cart Ice Shaver (MSRP: $24.99) which quickly and easily transforms ice
cubes into refreshing homemade snow cones! Simply add everyone’s favorite
flavored syrups to create the best treat for beating the heat. (Available at

5. Go fresh, healthy and homemade.

Fresh, healthy, seasonal ingredients taste best and keep guests bathing suit
ready. The commercially-inspired Oster® Versa® Performance Blender is
versatile, powerful and precise, preparing homemade sorbet, nut butter,
hummus, salsa, hot soups, green smoothies, and more at the touch of a button.
Offered at a value compared to other high performance blenders, this
innovation boasts a 1,400-watt motor that spins stainless steel blades at
28,000 RPM to create a range of party-friendly foods with extraordinary ease.
Two full color cookbooks, Fresh & Fit Recipes and Gourmet Blends, are included
for more fun and inspired ways to use this blender! (MSRP: $299.99; Available
at and Kohl’s)

6. Lighten up the menu.

Give the barbecue a break. Though it tastes great, calories and costs add up
fast. Cut both and eliminate the need to babysit the cooking process by
preparing healthier slow-cooked meals. The new Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker with
Smart Cook™ Technology features an innovative "Ready At" setting which only
requires busy hosts to select the base protein and then choose the time they
would like the meal to be ready. It’s that simple! The appliance then adjusts
its power as necessary to deliver the meal on time every time so hosts can
spend their time enjoying the party rather than manning the grill or stove. Be
sure to visit the new to purchase this item and view healthier
slow cooker summer recipes, such as Pesto Lemon Salmon Fillets;  Quinoa With
Mixed Berries  and  Tequila Sunrise Spiced Shrimp Couscous. (MSRP: $129.99;
Available at

About Jarden Corporation

Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer
products with a portfolio of over 100 trusted, quality brands sold globally.
Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well
recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Aero®, Berkley®,
Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®,
Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®,
Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®,
Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®,
Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and
Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®,
Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®,
Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®,
Quickie®, Spontex® and Tigex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #383
on the Fortune 500 and has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For further
information about Jarden, please visit

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