How to Throw Your Best 4th of July Pool Party Yet!
Created by: Foodom, posted on 06/21/21
The 4th of July is right around the corner, and after being cooped up for over a year, it’s time to party! It will be hot, hot, hot in July, so if you have a pool, invite over your crew to beat the heat.
Check out these 5 tips for throwing your best pool party yet!
1. Decorate with Red, White, and Blue
Decorating for Independence Day is a snap – it’s all about the red, white, and blue, and the American flag. On theme napkins, plates, ribbons and cups are also great ways to add a bit of patriotic flair without costing too much. Check your grocery store or local party store for some cute designs or up-cycle from what you have at home.
Red, white, and blue dessert recipes are everywhere on Pinterest. We’ve seen tons of fun flag cakes, ice cream with blueberries and strawberries, or red Jell-O topped with whipped cream and blue sprinkles.
2. Floaties, Noodles, and Towels, Oh My!
Make your pool extra inviting by throwing in some fun floaties and noodles. Your guests will love floating along while sipping on their favorite summer drink! Also, make sure to provide extra towels for guests that forgot, and create a sunscreen station with a variety of sunscreens and some fun party store sunglasses and flip-flops. No one wants their guests to go home with a nasty sunburn.
3. Summer Drinks
Make sure your guests stay hydrated all day with a small inflatable pool filled with ice, beer, natural soda, healthy kids’ drinks and lots of water! With temperatures at their peak, it’s good to have lots of water available. If you really want to be over the top, set up a bar and serve a signature Independence Day cocktail. Here’s a Pinterest page filled with 4th of July cocktails for inspiration.
4. Amazing Food
Of course, a key piece of any party is THE FOOD! Foodom has some great options to make the 4th of July quick and easy for you. Grill a few burgers, then check out some of the dishes you can schedule through Foodom, and have a chef make for you ahead of time! Enjoy the party with your guests!
- Pre-Cut Veggies for Dipping
- Baked Creamy Spinach Dip
- Fried Chicken Strips with Homemade Ranch Dressing
- Grilled Garlic Shrimp
- Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint
- Spinach Salad with Peaches, Avocado, and Toasted Almonds
Find out how to schedule a chef here: Get started link
5. Games and Music to Keep the Party Going
Some people may be content to float, eat, and chat with other guests, but if you really want a party to remember, add some fun pool games!
Marco Polo, Chicken, and Limbo, are all easy to get started with little to no prep work.
Buy or borrow a cornhole set, ping pong table, or volleyball net for those that really like to get into outdoor competitive sports.
A round of American themed party tunes are also a must! Here’s a few song titles to get your playlist going:
- Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus
- Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen
- God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood
- America the Beautiful by Ray Charles
- American Girl by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
- Surfin’ USA by The Beach Boys
How are you celebrating your Fourth of July? Let us know in the comments below!