Tips for Hosting the Ultimate Pool Party

Summer entertaining is one of my all time favorite things.  Memorial Day is just around the corner, school is almost out and the start of summer is finally here!  It’s time to dust off the pool toys, spruce up your patio and gather family and friends for the ultimate summer pool party!  I’ve teamed up with Tuesday Morning to share a few key tips for hosting the ultimate pool party.

I am a firm believer that entertaining doesn’t have to be stressful or overly complicated.  Head to the Tuesday Morning blog to find out how you can throw the ultimate pool party with colorful decor and creative party supplies. In no time you’ll be lounging by the pool with a fruity drink in hand.

This summer we will be dining al fresco on these cute DIY flamingo plates I made with my Cricut Explore Air 2.  Layer them with white diner plates and colorful placemats for the perfect summer table setting.  They match perfectly with my DIY Flamingo Cups and are so festive and fun for summer. 

When it comes to outdoor entertaining I like to keep things simple.  Fresh flowers, pineapples and large vases filled with limes create a simple centerpiece that is not only inexpensive but can server multiple uses…um hello Pineapple Mojitos!

Speaking of drinks, when it’s hot outside you want to make sure your guest stay hydrated. Set up several drink stations around the pool, make sure you include both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options for guest to choose from.  I love filling up a large drink dispenser with lots of ice and water.  Add fresh fruit for a refreshing thirst quencher. 




A pool party isn’t really a pool party without lots of colorful and fun pool toys.  Tuesday Morning has an incredible selection of popular pool toys including all of the fun jumbo themed pool floats.  My favorite fun pool accessory is this giant flamingo pool float. Not only is it perfect for lounging in the pool, it adds a super fun element to any party!

Are you as excited about summer entertaining as I am? Whether you’re throwing a backyard barbecue, a tropical luau, or a pool party Tuesday Morning has everything you’ll need to make it an extraordinary summer!


Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. I was planning to arrange a pool party. These tips are indeed ultimate. I also prefer simplicity during outdoor fun. Thanks for sharing these ultimate tips, Mariah!

  2. I love all of your cute and colorful ideas for summer entertaining by the pool. We have a pool in our backyard, and we absolutely love it. It becomes the center of activity during the summer.

  3. Great tips and love the colors! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty!

  4. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party @DearCreatives Everything looks so fun! Wish we had a pool, it gets so hot here!

  5. Great tips, I will definitely have to incorporate a few of them into the next pool party I have!

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