Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and what better way to usher in the warmer weather than with the ultimate pool party. Just what makes a pool party “ultimate?” You’ll need more than just good food, cold drinks, and, of course, a pool. Follow our handy guide and you’ll be on your way to throwing the ultimate pool party this Memorial Day.
It’s Not a Party Without Food and Drinks!
You can’t have a party without food, and pool parties are no exception. Fire up the barbecue with the Looftlighter, a lighter that uses super-heated air to ignite charcoal or wood and avoids the need for lighter fluid or chemicals. Once you’ve got the barbecue going, throw on some burgers and hot dogs, and don’t forget to get the margaritas flowing! You can always use a standard blender or take your margarita game to the next level with a Margaritaville® Key West™ margarita machine. Be sure to skip the premade margarita mix if you really want to impress. Instead, use equal parts tequila to triple sec or Cointreau and 1 ounce of lime juice per serving for the perfect margarita.
Take the Snacks and Refreshments to the Pool
Keep the party going while in the pool with a floating cooler. The Intex Mega Chill II floating cooler holds up to 72 cans of your favorite beverage and comes with six cup holders so guests can set their drink aside while they take a dip. Speaking of dip, use this refreshment float to keep chips, dips, and other snacks within arm’s reach while relaxing in the pool.
Liven Things Up With Some Entertainment
Now that the food and drinks are under control, it’s time to plan for some entertainment. Music is another must and you can enjoy your favorite beats in the pool with the iLive water resistant bluetooth floating speaker. Stream from your iTunes library or your favorite music streaming service to keep the party popping. Pool games are another great addition to any party. Try the Franklin Sports Aquaticz Skeball game for some family-friendly entertainment.
Soak Up the Sun in Comfort and Style
Any successful pool party needs to have comfy lounge chairs and cool rafts for guests to soak up the sun in. Lounge poolside in comfort and style with the Miriam double chaise lounge, which comes complete with two cushions to rest your head on and an awning to provide some shade. When it comes to lounging in the pool, there are so many fun and playful options available.
Follow these foolproof tips for throwing the ultimate pool party and you’re sure to start your summer with a splash this Memorial Day!
– By Lana Evans, Editor