Celebrate Independence Your Way!
Independence Day is the perfect time to host a pool party in July! Make your pool the “Blue” in Red, White and Blue this year, and have fun ringing in America’s birthday with the best party ever!
The Atmosphere: Choose the party atmosphere that fits your style. Adult’s only or family friendly? Patriotic explosion or subtle celebration? Deciding on the atmosphere you want will make planning your party much easier, and ensure that you and your guests have a great time.
The Décor: Let’s face it, some of us are DIY Masters and others of us can barely hold a pair of scissors without injuring ourselves. Luckily the internet is full of people of both types to help you decorate for your party. With a simple Google or Pinterest search you can find amazing décor ideas from simple yet elegant Flower Centerpieces and Floating Pool Orbs to creative Fourth of July Wreaths and Patriotic String Lights. Just remember, party planning is supposed to be fun, so don’t stress out about the décor and remember to purchase some little American flags to show your patriotic spirit.
The Food: What’s a party without food? If you love to cook then check out our Pool Party Gourmandization post for some great recipe ideas, perfect for an outdoor pool party. Another alternative is communal pot luck, coordinate with your guests and have them bring their favorite dishes to make your party truly special. Add a touch of holiday flare with a fruit and pretzel tray, or Red, White and Blue Cookie Dough Dip.
The Entertainment: For the record, we don’t recommend launching celebratory fireworks from the surface of your pool, it may look awesome when Boston Harbor or Disney Epcot does it, but trust us when we say it never goes well when launched from a pool. So leave the fireworks to the professionals and explore other avenues for entertaining your guests. The atmosphere you chose for your party can help you guide your choice of entertainment… Fun yard games, an outdoor movie, an exciting game of Marco Polo or Sharks and Minnows, which ever you choose make sure to have fun and stay safe.
The Cleanup: You deserve a break after throwing the party of the century, so leave the pool cleaning to the professionals. Show your patriotism by supporting local business and hiring your Authorized SunGuard Dealer to clean your pool for you, while you take care of the rest. Then sit back, relax and pat yourself on the back for hosting an amazing 4th of July Pool Party to remember.