4th of July Pool Party Ideas
It’s never too early to start planning pool parties for the 4th of July. Get ready for fun in the sun this summer and give your guests a 4th of July party they will remember for years.
Set the Scene by Preparing Patriotic Decor
You want your space to be as fun and bright as the fireworks above. Embellish your backyard or poolside area with colorful, eye-catching decorations. You can incorporate red, white and blue into accessories such as tablecloths, napkins and streamers, or provide fun accessories like hats and beaded necklaces to your guests.
While you’re planning, prepare some fun pool activities for your family, such as games and music, and maybe even some glowsticks or fireworks for when it gets dark.
If you plan to stay out past sunset, you will need some extra lighting. Consider some of our solid and color-changing pool lights to light up the night and keep the festivities going.
Plan Your Menu
Food gives you the freedom to get as creative as you want.
Grilled burgers and fresh fruit and veggies are staples for a 4th of July pool party. Plan for a couple of main course options and some sides, as well as plenty of water to stay hydrated in the July heat. You can also throw a potluck and ask your guests to prepare a dish so everyone can show off their cooking skills.
Ensure Pool Safety Is Established Before Guests Arrive
Having fun goes hand in hand with being safe. When you invite guests over, you want them to have a great time without worrying about accidents.
If you plan to have kids around, picking up some safety devices can help keep everyone safe. Pool gates and safety alarms are designed to prevent kids from entering the pool when no adults are around, while pool safety nets help prevent accidents by keeping everyone — including pets — out of the water until it’s time to swim.
Make sure to follow sun and heat safety guidelines and have plenty of sunscreen and water on hand to keep everyone feeling great all day long.
Prepare Your Pool and Outdoor Space
Before guests arrive, make sure your space is party-ready. Clean the patio furniture, set out utensils for the food and sweep the deck. You also want to make sure to check for any hazards by the pool, like branches or cords, and test your pool chemical levels. Once you’ve cleared the area, you can get ready for some fun!