Pool party ideas that make a splash

It’s summertime, and that means backyard barbecues, pool parties, and spending time outdoors with family and friends. These tips will help you get ready for all the fun summer activities ahead!

1. Stay Hydrated with Fun Drinks

Refresh any swimmer’s palette with a Mojito, freshly made and minted with a squeeze of lime. Add a little rum for the adults or simple syrup for the kids! Strawberry margaritas are another favorite poolside drink. Add a little umbrella along the top and serve in a long, lean glass, and your party guests will line up to try one out. 

2. Provide Lots of Shade

Even guests who spend a long-time swimming will appreciate taking some breaks to relax. It is nice to have a seating area that is shaded by an umbrella. This can help guests stay cool and protected from the sun. Out tilts provide shade as the sun moves throughout the day. Your outdoor space isn’t complete until you’ve included the ideal shade solution for dining areas or seating arrangements. 

3. Create a Place Where You Can Relax

Although it’s called a pool party, plenty of people prefer to avoid pools altogether! If you have any friends who want to work on their tan, make sure you have a few cozy lounge chairs that can recline in different positions.

4. Don’t Forget Cute Pool Floats

No pool party would be complete without picturesque pool floats. You and your friends will love lounging on classic ice cream, donuts, flamingo, or unicorn floats. If any kids will be at your pool party, be sure to get some arm floaties, lifejackets, or pool noodles so everyone can have a good time.

5. Fire Up the Grill

No pool party is complete without loads of people lining up beside the grill to give helpful advice to the chef! Be prepared for even the pickiest eaters with a platter full of hamburgers, turkey burgers, impossible burgers, and hot dogs.

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