For many, the 4th of July is the ultimate kick-off to the summer backyard party season. We here at Cape Ace all love getting together with friends and family to share delicious food, drinks and good times. We know that these moments create lasting memories.

Did you see an interesting idea on Pinterest? Do you need to replace your grill? Need new trashcans? We have everything from lawnmowers to spruce up your yard, to party accessories such as platters to beautify your table.

So many of our customers remark how surprised they are as they browse our aisles. We like to think of our store as one of the original “one-stop-shops.” There is something for everyone!
Here are some items that can be used to create a fun and whimsical atmosphere for your next backyard bar-b-cue or summer party.

Galvanized Buckets

These come in various sizes and can be used to decorate your table or filled with ice to store drinks.

Mason Jars

Mason jars are super popular and have virtually unlimited uses. Small jars can be used for condiments, medium jars for drinking, or large for making sun tea.

Bug Spray

Almost a necessity here in the Chesapeake region where it can get quite swampy at times. We carry a variety of options, including more “natural” types.

Sunscreen Lotion

On a sunny summer day, it is important to protect yourself even while standing in the shade.

Festive Lighting

Adding a strand of colorful lights can create a festive evening atmosphere and shed a little bit of light to your outdoor space when it gets dark.

Citronella Candles

These candles have a dual purpose in that they protect against insects and add a relaxed or romantic mood to the evening.

Kiddie Pools and Water Toys

On a hot day, keep the kiddos active and cool with a variety of water actives, including squirt guns, sprinklers and different types of kiddie pools.

Coordinating Table Cloths, Napkins, Plates

We have both disposable table accessories for one-time use and whimsical decorations and platters for use at every party.

Tervis Tumblers

Tervis Tumblers have become popular. They are available in so many fun designs and sizes, and make great gifts, and are sturdy enough to stock and reuse at parties.


Coolers are a staple for outdoor parties for storing cold drinks and keeping food proper temperatures. We offer many different styles and sizes to fulfill all purposes.

Garden Flags

If you need to spruce up your yard, front porch, or back deck, garden flags are a quick way to add flair. They are available for the changing seasons, so you can switch them out throughout the year.

Selfie Stick

This is a fun trend, and for just a few dollars, you can document and share your fun times with friends and family, using your smart phone.


Cape Ace carries grills for every budget, including Weber and the Big Green Egg. One of our knowledgeable associates can assist you in answering all your questions, to ensure you get the grill that is right for you.


Whether you are going to a party or if more folks show up to yours and you need extra seating, we have a variety of folding lawn and camping chairs.

Benjamin Moore Paints

If your wooden deck or patio furniture is fading or needs new life, check out the diverse color selections and finishes of Benjamin Moore paints. In an afternoon, you can transform your outdoor entertaining space. Ask us how!

If you are planning on having a themed event or if folks show up for an impromptu gathering, we have everything you need to set up. If you are considering heading into town to shop for party favors and accessories, stop into our store, and you will realize that we are much more than a hardware store. We are proud of our knowledgeable and friendly staff, who are ready to help you locate something or to answer a question. We are the best hardware store in Annapolis…one visit to Cape Ace and you will see why “Ace is the place!”