5 Things You'll Need For The Perfect Pool Party

5 Things You'll Need For The Perfect Pool Party

Spicy pool party outfits, fun decorations, a killer playlist; what does it take to host the perfect pool party?

While cute swimwear is obviously a must, you need a couple of other things to make sure your pool party is memorable. Cute decorations, a fire playlist, and summer foods and drinks are what make a pool party — well, that and people, but you get the point.

Here’s our list of pool party must-haves if you’re looking to make sure your attendees post every second on their stories.

1. Dress to Impress: Pool Party Outfits

Trendy Swimwear for Every Body Type: Whether you're a beach babe or a poolside prince(ss), finding the perfect swimwear is essential for making a statement.

Embrace your curves with a flattering one-piece that hugs your body in all the right places, or rock a sassy bikini that shows off your confidence. Don't be afraid to experiment with vibrant colors, playful prints, or daring cutouts that add an extra oomph to your pool party look.

Stylish Cover-ups and Sarongs: Pool party outfits aren't just about what you wear in the water; they're also about how you look poolside. Enhance your swimwear with stylish cover-ups that transition from pool to beach chair effortlessly. 

Opt for a flowing maxi dress that billows in the breeze or a breezy kimono that adds a touch of bohemian flair.

Accessories to Complete Your Poolside Look: No outfit is complete without the perfect accessories, and a pool party is no exception. Elevate your style with statement sunglasses that shield your eyes from the sun's rays while exuding an air of mystery. 

Slip on a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face from the scorching heat and add a touch of old Hollywood glamour to your poolside persona. Remember the beach bags to stash your sunscreen, towels, and other poolside essentials. The right accessories can transform your pool party outfit from ordinary to extraordinary.

Custom Swimsuits: If you’re hosting a large-scale event and want a uniform look (AKA dress code), a custom swimsuit for your attendees might be the move. There are plenty of talented designers that create incredible poolside fits. 

2. Poolside Essentials

Once you’re all set with your spicy swimwear, you’re ready to start gathering poolside essentials to set the tone for the party. Here are some things you should consider: 

Fun Pool Floats and Inflatable Toys: Who says pool floats have to be boring? Picture yourself lounging on a gigantic unicorn, riding a majestic flamingo, or chilling on a slice of pizza. Inflate those bad boys, hop on, and prepare for a day of epic poolside adventures. 

Poolside Games and Entertainment: It's time to kick your poolside game up a notch with a twist on classic party games. Leave the old-fashioned Marco Polo behind and go for a round of inflatable beer pong instead. 

Other popular games include volleyball, pool tennis, chicken, and poolside basketball. Honestly, all you need is good company, drinks, some food, and music, but these things give your party more variety and help it go a little longer. 

3. Beat the Heat: Refreshing Drinks and Snacks

When the sun is blazing, and the pool party is in full swing, there's nothing quite like indulging in refreshing drinks and snacks to beat the heat. These delightful treats will keep you hydrated and tantalize your taste buds with flavors that scream summer. 

Signature Poolside Cocktails and Mocktails: Elevate your poolside experience with some signature cocktails and mocktails that are as refreshing as a dip in the pool. Shake up a classic piña colada with creamy coconut and pineapple goodness, garnished with a cute umbrella for that tropical vibe. 

If you're in the mood for something non-alcoholic, create a mocktail like a sparkling berry spritzer with fresh berries, sparkling water, and a splash of citrus. These delicious concoctions will quench your thirst and add a touch of flair to your poolside gathering.

Easy-to-Make Snacks for Poolside Munching: Keep the hunger pangs at bay with easy-to-make snacks that won't keep you away from the pool for too long. Prepare a refreshing fruit salad with a medley of seasonal fruits like watermelon, strawberries, and grapes. 

For a savory option, whip up some crispy veggie sticks with a tangy yogurt dip or prepare a platter of bruschetta with ripe tomatoes, basil, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. These mouthwatering snacks may not have the boys drooling as much as your pool party outfits, but they’ll definitely give everyone the energy to keep the party going. 

Fruit Infusions and Hydrating Beverages: Stay hydrated with fruit-infused waters and other refreshing beverages that will cool you down from the inside out. Slice up some citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges, and add them to a pitcher of ice-cold water for a zesty and rejuvenating drink. You can also brew some iced herbal tea with flavors like mint, hibiscus, or chamomile for a soothing and hydrating option. 

Frozen Treats for a Sweet Cooling Sensation: No poolside party is complete without a frozen treat to combat the heat. Prepare some homemade popsicles using fresh fruit juices or yogurt blended with your favorite berries. 

You can also create a DIY sundae bar with a variety of ice cream flavors, toppings like crushed cookies, sprinkles, and sauces for a customizable sweet treat experience. 

If you’re ballin’, catering is also an option, fyi. 

4. The Ultimate Poolside Playlist

No music, no party. You’re going to need to put together the perfect pool party playlist if you want to keep the vibes going. Grab your favorite pool float, put on your sunnies, and let's dive into the songs that will make your poolside gathering an unforgettable experience.

    • "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd: Kicking off our poolside adventure is The Weeknd's electrifying hit, "Blinding Lights." This catchy synth-pop track will transport you to neon-lit nights and have you dancing like nobody's watching. With its infectious beat and soaring vocals, you'll feel the energy surge as you bask in the sun and let the rhythm move you.
    • "Watermelon Sugar" by Harry Styles: What better way to celebrate summer than with Harry Styles' sweet and tangy hit, "Watermelon Sugar"? This playful track is a tropical delight that will have you feeling the sunshine on your skin and the sand between your toes. So grab a juicy slice of watermelon, savor the moment, and let the music infuse your poolside gathering with irresistible summer vibes.
    • "Levitating" by Dua Lipa ft. DaBaby: Dua Lipa knows how to bring the heat, and "Levitating" is the perfect poolside anthem to get the party jumping. This infectious pop bop, featuring DaBaby, will have you levitating with excitement as you unleash your dance moves in and out of the pool. So turn up the volume, embrace the funky bassline, and let the good times soar.
    • "Good 4 U" by Olivia Rodrigo: Olivia Rodrigo's breakout hit, "Good 4 U," is a fiery track that will ignite your poolside party with its punk-infused energy. Sing along to the angsty lyrics, let your emotions run wild, and release any pent-up energy as you splash around in the water. It's time to let loose and embrace the rebellious spirit of summer.
    • "Peaches" by Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon: Prepare to indulge in the sweetest treat with Justin Bieber's "Peaches." This laid-back R&B jam, featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, is the perfect soundtrack for lazy poolside afternoons. Let the smooth vocals and chilled-out vibe wash over you as you relax on your pool float and savor the deliciousness of summer.
    • "Save Your Tears" by The Weeknd & Ariana Grande (Remix): When The Weeknd and Ariana Grande join forces, magic happens. The remix of "Save Your Tears" combines their mesmerizing vocals and adds an extra touch of star power to your poolside playlist. Let the pulsating beats and powerful harmonies create an atmosphere of pure enchantment as you create memories that will last a lifetime.

5. Poolside Photo Booth: Capture the Memories

Take your poolside shenanigans to a whole new level with our awesome Poolside Photo Booth. It's the perfect way to capture those epic moments and create memories. So, grab your besties, rock your trendy pool party outfits and swimwear, and let's dive into a photo-taking extravaganza that's sure to make a splash!

  • Setting the Stage: Let’s create the ultimate backdrop for your photo booth experience. Find a cool spot near the pool — maybe a colorful cabana or even a wall adorned with funky decorations. Spruce it up with some props like oversized sunnies, inflatable palm trees, or even a pool float. Remember, the vibe should be fun and Insta-worthy!
  • Unleash Your Poolside Style: Show off your pool party outfits, from your stunning bikinis to trendy one-pieces. Strike a pose, show off those colorful patterns, and let the sun highlight your unique style. 
  • Swimwear Sizzle: Your swimwear is the star of the show, so rock it with pride. Whether you're into vibrant prints, retro cuts, or modern designs, let your swimwear reflect your personality. Flaunt your favorite styles, strike a pose, and let the photo booth capture your best features. 
  • Custom Creations: If you want to stand out from the crowd, go for custom swimsuits. Let your creativity shine by designing a swimsuit that tells your story. Add a favorite quote, a cool pattern, or even a nod to your favorite pop culture reference. These custom creations will make your poolside photos pop.
  • Strike a Pose, Splash into Fun: Let the photo booth capture the vibes. These candid shots will be the ones you'll treasure forever; plus you’ll get crazy shots to upload to your socials if you’re into that.
    You’ll want to remember this, and if you go a little crazy on the drinks, photos will have you covered.

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