Ingredients for the Best Fourth of July Pool Party and BBQ

It’s time to get planning for your holiday pool party and BBQ. If you want to make this party an event to remember, we’ve got all the tools you need for a stellar bash.

Here are all the ingredients for the best Fourth of July pool party and BBQ!

Invite Your Guests

You have several options when it comes to inviting guests:

  • Send a text
  • Use email
  • Create a closed Facebook group and invite your friends
  • Send a paper invite
  • Use an online service like Evite to send your invitation

While many won’t RSVP, you’ll at least get a broad idea of how many are coming.

Celebrate with Decorations

This is the time for a red, white, and blue party theme. You can even recycle some of your Valentine and Christmas decorations if they work color-wise.

Go to the dollar store and pick up some American flags as well. Visit your local party store for holiday themed napkins, plates, cups, ribbons, streamers, balloons, and more.

Consider adding a red, white, and blue floral centerpiece, too.

Plan Your Meal

When it comes to planning your meal, it’s always fun to colorful desserts and appetizers that fit the Fourth of July theme.

Think festive cupcakes and cake, fruit bowls with watermelon, strawberries, and blueberries, and red and blue drinks. Don’t forget the water – you’ll need lots of it because you know it’ll be hot!

Stop by Townley Pool and Spa for your favorite rubs – we love Lane’s BBQ Signature Rub. Check out our blog for the latest, greatest recipes, too.

You also want to decide what you’ll provide, and if you are going to ask your guests to bring any sides.

Test Your Water

Bring us a sample of your pool water for testing. We’ll do it for free and run it through our computerized ALEX system and tell you exactly what you need for clean, crystal clear, algae-free water.

Control Mosquitoes

No one likes bugs at a party. Stop by for your Thermacell in blue, red, or green and fight the pesky bugs all day and night!

Stock Up on Swim Essentials

Your guests are sure to forget something, so have some extra sunscreen and towels on hand. You’ll make your guests feel at home, and help protect their skin in the process. Plus, extra towels means less mess in your house.

Add Some Music

Ambiance is key to your party. Create a play list for great background music.

We’ve got some great waterproof speakers, iHome, that work with your cellphone. Stop by today for yours.

Final Thoughts

Now that you’ve got the perfect ingredients for a pool party, you’re well on your way to a day and night of Fourth of July party fun!

Stop by our store for your essentials: speakers, water test, Big Green Egg, grilling accessories and rubs, pool chemicals, and more.

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