20 Essentials for a Sizzlin’ Last-Minute Pool Party

  •  Snow Cone Garland-How appropriate… snow cones + pool parties = a recipe for fun! 

  • Fruity Sunnies-We hope that the sun is shinning at your party! If so, you are going to need to make these easy DIY fruity shades!

  • Beach Ball Drink Stirrers-Deck out your drinks, pool party style, with these fun beach ball drink stirrers! PS — those are ping pong balls!

  • Waterproof Speaker ($60)-What is a pool party without your favorite tunes? This waterproof speaker is Brit + Co approved! 

  • Colorful Sunscreen ($7) -We can’t stress enough how important sunscreen is. Make it fun and paint your accessorizing for the fun day with Zinka’s colorful version!

  • Popsicle Cocktails -Let’s call these “pop-tails!” Cool off your champs by adding a popsicle (and a cute straw, of course!)

  • Pineapple Ice Cube Trays ($16)-How can you resist? Add a splash of fun to your poolside drinks with these pineapple ice trays!

  • Ridiculously Awesome Floats-You can’t go wrong with any of these crazy cool floats. We love them so much that we wrote a whole post dedicated to them

  • Flash Tats ($20)-No one wants to swim in their jewelry. Hand out jewelry inspired tats to make everyone feel glamorous upon entry! 

  • Hot Dog Bar-Spice up your traditional pool party meal with a hot dog bar! Guests can build their own dog, just make sure that you have all of the fixin’s!

  • Flamingo String Lights ($10)-We’ve always loved the site of pink flamingos, and this retro light string would light up your pool house, picnic tables or an inside space that needs a little kitsch. 

  • Triangles Towel ($30)-It never fails… someone ALWAYS forgets a towel. Have a couple of these fun wraps on deck, or give them away as party favors! 

  • Silicone Wine Glasses ($20)-These rubber wine glasses make it easy to obey the “No Glass by the Pool” rule! Snaps for safety! 

  • Pool Pong ($40)-Ah, beer pong, the age-old party game. Now, you can play in a pool! 

  • iPhone Super Suit ($79)-You will probably want proof of how much fun your party was, so you will definitely need the iPhone Super Suit to snap underwater pictures! 

  • Mojito Jello Shots -Yes, these are jello shots housed in a lime… need we say more?

  • Watermelon Cupcakes-Watermelon, the ultimate summer fruit. Go ahead and turn it into cupcakes. 

  •  Floating Fridge ($65)-Don’t make guests get out of the pool and romp though your house to replenish their beverage. Just use a floating fridge! 

  • Noodle Garland-Noodles might be the most well-known pool accessories. Make this pool-inspired garland for your next outdoor event! 

  • Glow Pool Balloons- Night pool parties are the best! Brighten up the water with these DIY floating glow balloons. 

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