Backyard pool parties are the epitome of summer fun. Ideal for summer birthdays, graduations, or simply making the most of a long weekend, there’s nothing better than spending a hot day by the pool. Even if you’re just gathering with your immediate family, incorporate these decorations and accessories to make your pool party the soiree of the summer.
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Stylish Drink Cooler
Keep guests hydrated with cold drinks all day long with this contemporary two-in-one cooler and outdoor table. Available in a variety of different colours, this summer must-have can hold up to 60 cans or 40 bottles of water. Keter 7.5-Gallon Insulated Beverage Cooler in Teal, Amazon, $131.
Trendy Pool Floats
Is it a pool party without a few Instagram-worthy inflatables? This magical unicorn pool float will be the must-have accessory for every summer day at the pool. Giant Unicorn Pool Float, Indigo Books, $10.
If you’re hosting a pool party, having a stack of extra beach towels on hand is always a must. These trendy tie-dye beach towels are an affordable way to add some extra style to your summer get-togethers. Printed Terry-Cloth Beach Towel, Old Navy Canada, $13.
Small inflatable outdoor pools don’t need to be an eyesore. This floral outdoor pool is an affordable way for both kids and adults to stay cool this summer, and the pool’s tall sides make it easy to lounge. Oui Inflatable Outdoor Pool Summer Blooms, Indigo Books, $60.
Add a few of these inflatable, rainbow-striped vinyl beach balls into the pool for a fun and affordable way to add bright colours to your next get-together. Pool Ball, Canadian Tire, $1.
Breaking out a few lawn games is a no-fail way to add some old-school fun to your pool party. This mini cornhole set is perfect for two to four players and includes two game boards and eight bean bags. Outside Inside Backpack Cornhole Game, Eddie Bauer, $42.
Extra Outdoor Seating
Need some extra seating for your backyard oasis? This comfy, weather-resistant lounge pillow adds a vibrant pop of colour to any outdoor space.
Indoor/Outdoor Round Lounge Pillow Gerbera Daisy, Indigo Books, $60.
Balloons make everything more fun, including a backyard pool party. This bright and tropical balloon bouquet will make a fabulous addition to any summer celebration. Balloon Bouquet Kit-Tropical with Leaves, Paper and Parties, $35.
Prep your patio for summer celebrations with a set of these lightweight and shatterproof floral wine glasses that you can enjoy for years to come.
Oui Stemless Wine Glass Pollen, Indigo Books, $12.
Kids, teens, and those young at heart know that surprising your guests with a few water balloons can genuinely make your pool party one that nobody will forget. Pro tip: fill the water balloons beforehand. Biodegradable Water Balloons (100 Pack), Amazon, $28.