4th of July Pool Party BBQ, Let’s Get Started!
What better way of celebrating July 4th than throwing a pool BBQ party. You can plan a simple gathering to a much larger one in scale. Whatever you decide, it is always recommended to plan your perfect party starting with a theme, to pool toys, drinks, food, music and more.
Party planning can be fun even before the party begins. Since it’s July 4th, you can give your friends and family the independence vibe or choose a totally different party theme. Here we have listed five ideas to make your 4th of July pool backyard barbecue a great success.
Create The Theme
First, select the theme. Tell your guests to come dressed in the appropriate attire/colors of the theme you have chosen. This is always a fun idea and will engage your guests in fun conversation regarding their outfits. You can keep the traditional all-American patriotic red, white and blue theme; however, any party theme is welcomed.
It’s a long weekend, and your guests are happy to be off an additional day from work. No matter what your theme, they will be happy to relax, party and enjoy.
Do you own a pool? Perfect! If you want to do something different than the traditional, how about a Hawaiin Luau theme. This is perfect for pool owners. You can decorate the swimming pool and surrounding areas to make your guests feel like they are in Hawaii. It will be fun to see the bright and cool rich colors in a variety of decorations and outfits, from grass skirts to tropical floral prints and more.
Pool Toys and Floats
Will there be children or adults that just do not want to grow up? Consider adding fun and creative pool toys, floats and games for all to enjoy. In today’s time, there are many theme-styled, creative and fun pool floats for adults. Think about the trending giant pool floats. They are great for everyone. Beach balls, water guns, and floating coolers are just a few of the many pool supplies on the market today. Games such as water basketball and ping-pong are always a great addition to any pool party.
If you are choosing to go with the Independence Patriotic 4th of July theme, there are plenty of pool floats that can be purchased in red, white and blue. If not, how about a huge slice of pizza. That will certainly draw attention.
Hmmm… The Menu? Best Things To Grill
Whether you have an amazing complete outdoor kitchen, a stand-alone grill or a charcoal grill, do not worry. If your food planning and preparation were done well, the success of the party would be the same. The difference can be with the menu you have chosen to go with the theme.
If you have chosen the patriotic July 4th theme, we suggest traditional burgers, fries, and salads. Top it off with a traditional American pie and Reese’s smores bars. Do not forget to add the red, white and blue in the form of cake decoration utilizing blueberries, strawberries and more.
If you choose another theme, such as a Hawaiian theme, we suggest beef, short ribs, and chicken with a marinade or sauce. Add some rice and salad and top off with pineapple cake and beach and pool-themed cookies.
Cocktails & Drinks Anyone?
When serving any type of drinks, the first thing to consider will be the type of guests who will be attending. If there will be children, make sure you provide sodas and juices. Do your guests like cocktails, mixed drinks, beer and or wine? All of these considerations will come into play during your preparation time. If men are coming, just make sure you have the beer, especially for an all-American Memorial Day Pool BBQ. Beer is a perfect choice.
If you have chosen to do a Hawaiian theme, cocktails are a perfect fit. There are a wide variety of fruity tropical cocktails that you can serve, such as mai tais and mojitos. Rum is a staple when it comes to Hawaiian tropical drinks. Add a wedge of pineapple, a fresh orchid, or a small paper umbrella to each cocktail, and you will be set. Last but not least, make sure you have a large cooler filled with water bottles for everyone.
Fire-pit Here We Come!
After a long, fun-filled day of 4th of July partying, there is no better way than to all sit back, relax, grab your favorite drink and enjoy the warm ambiance of a fire pit or fireplace. Do you have a pool waterfall? Wow, between the sound of the crackling fire and the trickling of the water, this will be amazing. Unwind, toast marshmallows, share amazing stories and tell a few jokes. This 4th of July Pool BBQ party will be one your friends and family will surely never forget.
If you have any questions regarding your backyard and perhaps purchasing a new pool, a total remodel make-over and adding water or fire features, contact Cox Pools located in Panama City Beach, Florida. We will be happy to assist you.