Fireworks, flags, and family fun are all on the agenda for this Fourth of July! Independence Day is your mid-summer excuse for hosting an amazing red, white, and blue backyard pool party for your friends and family.
Saturn Pools wishes you a memorable holiday! And to help you celebrate, we’re posting these helpful tips for staying cool as well as making the most of your backyard pool party.
4 Tips in Creating a Fun and Stylish Holiday Backyard Pool Party
1. Festive Backyard Pool Party Decorations
Dress up your yard in America’s colors. There is no wrong way to do this. So you can be creative! Show people where the party is by sticking up yard signs of Uncle Sam or line your driveway with small flags. Hang patriotic garlands on your porch or pool fence. Don’t forget the balloons! Go to a dollar store for themed cups, plates, napkins, chip bowls, as well as tablecloths. You can also find fun glow sticks for homemade necklaces as well as crowns that light up the night while you’re waiting for the fireworks.
2. Backyard Games
There’s a long tradition of playing group games on the Fourth. So, go ahead and plan a three-legged race, set up a giant game of Jenga, set out short jump ropes for the kids and some long ones for a Double Dutch tournament, as well as play an old-fashioned game of croquet. Want a game that will keep you cool, too? Try one of these wet and wild games, including Hot Potato using water balloons, as well as a wet spin on the classic “Duck, Duck, Goose” game.
3. Pool Party Tips
Are you planning on using your backyard pool during your Fourth of July party? Blow up some patriotic-themed pool floats, so your guests can relax in style in the water. Keep a cooler of water bottles, juice, sodas, as well as ice nearby. Set up a small bar station for adult poolside drinks. Set out an assortment of lounge chairs around the pool, and keep baskets of rolled-up beach towels next to them. If you’re looking for some fun pool games to incorporate into your party, check out this list of fun ideas, including Marco Polo, Ping Pong Pursuit, as well as Four Corners.
4. Food, Food, and More Food
The best part of an Independence Day party is the food, right? Everyone grabs a paper plate and gathers around the buffet table for all the good stuff you’re serving up. Glam up your typical barbecue with a Burger Bar, including all the buns, condiments, as well as toppings that anyone could possibly want on their burger. Fix up some classic side dishes ahead of time, like baked beans, mac and cheese, and this star-spangled fruit salad.
Want something a little more sophisticated? Arrange an artistic board of cheese, crackers, as well as cold meats and set it out with a jar of flag-topped toothpicks. Kids and adults both love finger foods, so make up some jalapeño poppers and strawberry cheesecake bites. Fourth of July desserts are always fun to prepare and serve. Make something extra special, like these patriotic marble cupcakes and no-bake strawberry blueberry trifle. After your guests have been playing and visiting for the afternoon, treat them with some simple ice-cream treats and popsicles.
Saturn Pools wishes you a safe and happy Independence Day! Please contact us if you are interested in building a new pool in your backyard. We are currently scheduling appointments in Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Peoria, Wickenburg, Wittmann, Waddell, Anthem, New River, Carefree, as well as Cave Creek ONLY.