For outdoor parties in the sun: Handheld fans. Natural raffia fans or classic accordion fans (both available at orientaltrading.com) look pretty placed in big baskets. Ice-cold compresses. Buy a pack of inexpensive washcloths from a dollar store, roll each up and secure with a rubber band, then toss into a cooler of ice water for guests to grab.
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