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10 Must-Haves for the Ultimate Pool Party

Summertime is underway and it calls for the ultimate pool party sessions. Whether the kiddos are in the pool splashing about or its moms chance to laze about on floaties with a cocktail in hand, it's safe to say SUMMER IS HERE! If you're planning to host a pool party this summer, check out these pool party essentials to give you a headstart.

Pool Floaties and Toys

Summer is all about color! Gran some stylish pool floaties think flamingo, swan or unicorns. You can also get pool toys such as snorkel gear, beach balls or diving sticks for kids to keep them busy

Patio Umbrellas

It's fun to celebrate the warmth of summer after a long winter and wet spring, but you need big umbrellas to escape the sun from time to time. A big patio umbrella can add a perfect touch and shade for your guests and food.

Poolside Lounge Chairs

Lounge chairs, sit back, relax and soak up some summer sun while sipping some wine or refreshing cocktails.

Tasty Snack Bar

Prepare some delicious, easy-to-grab snacks for your guests. You can prepare popcorn, French fries, mini-burgers or hotdogs. Fresh fruit platters always seem to be a winner. Slice some watermelon, cherries, mango, and strawberries. Perhaps add it's a veggie counterpart to a separate board with carrots, cucumber, and celery sticks.

You can also prepare some cool summer sweet treats like fruit ice pops to beat the heat.

Poolside Refreshing Drinks

No pool party is complete without some cold refreshments especially for a pool party under the hot summer sun. You can prepare some cold water in a big dispenser, lemonade or fruit juices for the kids and summer cocktails for the “big kids” Check out some delicious summer cocktails here.

Colorful Acrylic Cups with Summer Wine Glass Charms

For pool parties, acrylic cups are handy and convenient, especially for kids. For your sanity and guests to keep track of their drinks, you can use some fun summer wine charms to help eliminate the lost drink debacle. *Please be advised these are magnets and we do urge parental guidance if you choose to use them on children's cups.

Extra Towels

Towels are essential for pool parties and that's because there is always someone who has forgotten a towel or two. Don't let your guest drip dry. Have a stack of fresh towels in a basket nearby.

Sunblock

Sunblock is essential for pool parties and even when you go outdoors. You and your guests need protection from the sun's UV rays. In case your guests forget their sunscreen, have some on hand. Play responsibly, folks!

Fun Paper Plates and Napkins

Paper plates and napkins are one of the essentials you need for pool parties. Get fun-designed paper plates and napkin sets. Easy to use and easy to clean up!

Outdoor Entertainment and Games

An outdoor media is perfect to get your pool party jamming. A Bluetooth speaker is perfect for this. Water games and sports such as floating basketball hoops and volleyball nets and hula hoops. You don't need all, but one of them could be super to have around.

 

Let's get the summer on! An ultimate fun-filled pool party is a great way to welcome the summer season with your BFFs and their kids. I hope these pool party tips inspire you to host your own pool party soon.

Cheers.

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