Make A Splash This Summer: Top Tips for the Ultimate Pool Party


(BPT) - Everyone loves a pool party — the warm sun, refreshing water, plus all the fun and games happening in and around the pool that make it the coolest way to spend time with friends and family in the summertime.

Want to keep everyone happy, hydrated and entertained at your next poolside get-together? Before sending out invites, consider these tips from Ledge to ensure your next party will make a big splash.

Set the mood

Vibe check! Want to host a high-energy gathering full of excitement, fun and games? Or would you rather create a beautifully chill, resort-like ambience encouraging people to kick back, relax and just enjoy hanging out together?

Whatever mood you're aiming for, make sure to choose suitable decorations, refreshments, activities (and, of course, a curated party playlist) that will all work together to create the right vibe for your guests.

group of people playing bean bags in the backyard.

Cool it down

What better way to keep your guests — and drinks — refreshingly chill than with an all-in-one poolside beverage station and swim-up bar? There's no need to leave the water for a sip of your favorite beverage or to enjoy a quick bite when you have your poolside essentials available at your fingertips! There is a wide range of products available, but the Ledge PartyPad™ has it all — and it offers easy access to cold drinks and snacks, an auto-stabilizing floating table that serves as your personal swim-up bar, and a convenient umbrella holder for a built-in shady spot to comfortably sip and savor.

Thanks to its simple setup, you can easily add this stylish swim-up bar to any pool by placing the PartyPad™ on a pool ledge of up to 9 inches, or on the pool deck. With an auto-stabilizing floating table, sectioned storage, integrated bottle openers and umbrella capacity, PartyPad™ is a convenient all-in-one station for poolside sipping and noshing. The durable materials also mean you can keep the party going for years to come!

Person grabbing a cold beverage from a cooler in a pool.

Play it up

Make pool parties a blast for all ages by offering fun activities, both in and out of the pool. Be sure to have a couple of fun games on hand to enable your guests to entertain themselves and help you get the party started.

  • Wow your party guests with the summer's newest and sleekest poolside basketball goal, the Hoopstr™, and the whole family can shoot, score and splash in style. Designed for water depths of 0-9 inches, this premium basketball hoop adds excitement to any pool or backyard, whether you place it on the ledge, the edge of the pool or even on the grass to play poolside. Wheels are a must-have for easy repositioning and having a built-in spot for the ball makes post-party storage and cleanup a no-brainer. The Hoopstr™ offers a convenient way to engage everyone in some friendly competition and get everyone having fun by the pool.
  • Cornhole is a classic, and always provides an easy, family-friendly entertainment option for all ages. Look for all-weather high-quality construction that can endure even the toughest competition — including the scorching sun or pouring rain. You want the fun to last without swelling, splintering, fading or warping, no matter what the weather brings. Cornhole is perfect for every outdoor occasion, from birthday parties to al-fresco dinners, or any other celebration.
Kids playing basket ball in the backyard pool.

Help everyone relax

Always consider options for poolside lounging that allow guests to kick back and relax in the refreshing waters of the pool. Modern seating like the Signature Chaise™ provides the perfect setting for ultimate relaxation on your pool's sun shelf, tanning ledge, baja shelf or sun deck. The sleek ergonomic design conforms to your body's natural contours for complete comfort, and UV20 rated, water-friendly materials offer unparalleled support and also hold up against the elements, so you and your guests can bask in the sun while enjoying a refreshing dip at the same time.

Whether you're looking for a moment of serenity or a gathering spot for cherished memories with friends and family, a chic and comfortable chaise will give your backyard a resort-like feel and sets the stage for ultimate rejuvenation.

Two woman in a backyard pool.

Make it memorable

Your pool party will be talked about for weeks to come if you make every detail count. "I recommend serving classic summertime favorites like chilled fruit skewers, colorful ice pops and signature summer cocktails," says Tiffeny Francis, Ledge's Outdoor Design Specialist. "And don't forget the perfect poolside playlist to keep the energy high and take your party to the next level!"

Two woman slipping on a beverage while floating in a pool.

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