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.
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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.
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
- Inflatable Floating Cooler with Cup Holders
- Trampoline Sprinklers
- Zipper Drink Pouches for Frozen Beverages
- Extra Beach Towels
- Poolside Seating Mats (cushioned barrier between cool deck & bathing suits)
- Floatable Waterproof Phone Case (I bought this one 3 years ago & still use it.)
- Kids Mask & Snorkel Set
- Inflatable Ride-On Jousting Set
- Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker
- Beer Pong Ultimate Pool Party Float Game for Adults
- Outdoor HD Projector
- Inflatable Projector Screen
- Outdoor Portable Cooler Cart
- Flying Disk Frisbee Yard Game (This game is also great at the beach and on camping trips.)
- Patio Umbrella with Stand
- Patio Chaise Lounge Chairs
- Giant Bubble Wands
- Giant Inflatable Pool Float
- Billabong Men’s Straw Hat
- Women’s Floppy Brim Sun Hat
- Inflatable Water Slide
- O’NEILL Polarized Sunglasses
- Kate Spade Polarized Sunglasses
- Poolside Basketball Hoop
- Inflatable Floating Drink Holder
- Insulated Tumblers
- Beach Bag & Wet Swimsuit Bag
- Giant Beach Ball
- Outdoor String Lights
- Women’s Reef Cushion Flip Flops
- Men’s Reef Flip Flops with Bottle Opener
- Volleyball & Badminton Set
- Water Blasters
- Popup Play-Yard with Canopy
- Self-Sealing Water Balloons
- Anti Fog Swim Goggles with UV Protection
- Traeger Pro Series Pellet Grill
- Water Resistant SPF Sunscreen
- SPF Lotion for Face
- SPF Lip Balm
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.
*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!