Ultimate Pool Party List | Summer Backyard Must Haves

Before you head out to your backyard oasis for a day of fun in the sun check out this Ultimate Pool Party List of Summer Backyard Must Haves.

During the current pandemic we have cancelled TWO of our scheduled beach vacations. Sadly, we had to skip out on both spring break week and Father’s Day week at the beach this year.

As much as we long for sand between our toes we can not complain because isolation has kept us healthy and we are incredibly grateful for that. Both my cousin and my aunt have not been so lucky and just hearing about their Covid misery is enough to keep us in isolation for another 116 days (or longer). Thankfully we have a backyard pool to escape to after the long hours inside our house.

Collage of images to throw the ultimate pool party.

Just this week while enjoying our backyard oasis I came to the conclusion that those little drink holders that float on the water REALLY ARE a genius invention. Along with those handy accessories I have 39  more ideas for pool party and backyard fun, even if it is just a party for immediate family only.

Ultimate Summer Pool Party List

  1. Inflatable Floating Cooler with Cup Holders
  2. Trampoline Sprinklers
  3. Zipper Drink Pouches for Frozen Beverages
  4. Extra Beach Towels
  5. Poolside Seating Mats (cushioned barrier between cool deck & bathing suits)
  6. Floatable Waterproof Phone Case (I bought this one 3 years ago & still use it.)
  7. Kids Mask & Snorkel Set
  8. Inflatable Ride-On Jousting Set
  9. Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker
  10. Beer Pong Ultimate Pool Party Float Game for Adults
  11. Outdoor HD Projector
  12. Inflatable Projector Screen
  13. Outdoor Portable Cooler Cart
  14. Flying Disk Frisbee Yard Game (This game is also great at the beach and on camping trips.)
  15. Patio Umbrella with Stand
  16. Patio Chaise Lounge Chairs
  17. Giant Bubble Wands
  18. Giant Inflatable Pool Float
  19. Billabong Men’s Straw Hat
  20. Women’s Floppy Brim Sun Hat
  21. Inflatable Water Slide
  22. O’NEILL Polarized Sunglasses
  23. Kate Spade Polarized Sunglasses
  24. Poolside Basketball Hoop
  25. Inflatable Floating Drink Holder
  26. Insulated Tumblers
  27. Beach BagWet Swimsuit Bag
  28. Giant Beach Ball
  29. Outdoor String Lights
  30. Women’s Reef Cushion Flip Flops
  31. Men’s Reef Flip Flops with Bottle Opener
  32. Volleyball & Badminton Set
  33. Water Blasters
  34. Popup Play-Yard with Canopy
  35. Self-Sealing Water Balloons
  36. Anti Fog Swim Goggles with UV Protection
  37. Traeger Pro Series Pellet Grill
  38. Water Resistant SPF Sunscreen
  39. SPF Lotion for Face
  40. SPF Lip Balm

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Collage of images to throw the ultimate pool party.

Create your own backyard games with these simple DIY tutorials:

One more thing!! Before you have that ultimate pool party, add a beach towel holder to your patio. It is by far my favorite DIY Backyard Must Have for pool parties and it is very easy to make. Find the tutorial HERE.

DIY Outdoor Pool Towel Dry Rack | Beach Towel Holder TrishSutton.com

*All images shown above and/or in my gift guides are images from the respective websites linked above.

For more summer fun check out my Beach Day Essentials Guide!

Collage of 25 beach day essential items.

About Trish

When this sleep deprived self proclaimed tea addict is not creating content for this here blog, Trish can most often be found at the Soccer field or watching a football game. Trish is a passionate volunteer, contract accountant, avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and will only eat Oreos in pairs. She has two boys born sixteen years apart and her favorite place in the world is by her husband's side - preferably in a football stadium, at Disneyland or in San Diego.