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I might be jumping the gun here, but: I cannot wait for summer!  I personally love our summer routine of park-hopping around the city, catching a movie as the sun sets on the east river, and daily picnics in new locations. Honestly, it never gets old. So when Sam's Club invited me to their Slice of Summer event to preview all of their upcoming summer offerings available in-store and online, I was game (I'll take all the warm weather & sunshine vibes I can get right now).

Whether you're a city dweller with little to no outdoor space like myself or in the suburbs with backyards bigger than my apartment, Sam's Club is the place to go for all of your summer needs.

Think refreshing drinks, flawless floral arrangements, amazing outdoor decor, toys and exclusive grills -just to name a few. Not near a store? SamsClub.com also has some amazing exclusive Online Only items that you have to check out!

It was tough, but I narrowed down my top five favorite categories and must-have offerings from each at Sam's Club:

5 Things To Look Out For At Sam's Club This Summer

1. The Food

You probably already have food in mind when you think of Sam's Club, but I was blown out of the water with their selection. Everything from USDA Prime Steaks to Mini Cheesecake Bites without artificial flavors and no high fructose corn syrup! Entertaining this summer? Prepare to wow your guests with half the effort! Put together everything you need to complete your menu without breaking the bank. I got a chance to try the Kronos Gyro slices and guys, they're a win. You get 2 - 1 pound pouches of beef and lamb gyro slices for under $14. Finish your spread with Member's Mark Avocado Salsa or Spinach and Artichoke Dip or even a 6 pound massive gourmet brownie platter for $20.

2. The Flowers

Prepare to be amazed! Sam's Club does wedding arrangements! That's right, everything from centerpieces to boutonnières to bridesmaids bouquets - and all at competitive prices. The collections are stunning and if you're engaged or otherwise looking for some killer arrangements, I highly recommend you check them out. If not, pick up an arrangement at your next shopping trip - you won't be disappointed. I'm a girl about her sunflowers and I loved these.

3. The Outdoors

Like I said, we spend a good chunk of our time outdoors in the summer. So anything that has the potential to add to our experience is a win in our book. I loved the colorful backpack coolers and camping chairs (the red one is a portable rocking chair!). I wish I had a place for the Giant Swan Inflatable but I'm guessing it might be frowned upon to throw her in the East River for a midday float. Until then, a girl can dream of her giant swan floaty (or just get a smaller one).

4. The Decor 

Spruce up your space for summer with items for indoors and out. Because I don't have an outdoor space yet, I definitely caught myself eyeing a pair of Velvet Button-Tufted Accent Chairs in a bright raspberry hue (but they're listed as cranberry - also available in navy, emerald and slate). Swoon. I also loved the Viking copper cookware. The colorfully printed dinnerware melamine plates were a sure front-runner for summer entertaining!

5. The Outfits 

Summer outfits for the entire family without breaking the bank. I'm all about a good graphic to wear with my distressed jeans and midi skirts. My boys can't resist a good dinosaur tee coordination moment...#wannabetriplets
What are your favorites at Sam's Club?