Guest Picks: Summer Pool Party
Announce your pool party in style with these invites from Tiny Prints.
Make sure you provide plenty of shade for your guests. I like this citrusy Marimekko umbrella from Crate & Barrel.
Check out these tropical-looking plates from French Bull. Who knew melamine could look so good?
If you're partying until sundown, skip the candles and light things up with these battery-operated lights from Ikea — or make floating pool lanterns by putting glow sticks in balloons!
Give the kids a place to take a break from the cannonballs and chill out with these outdoor sling chairs.
What's a pool party without hamburgers? Fire up this glossy green barbecue and get grilling!
Am I the only one who has wanted a striped cabana changing tent since seeing it in the new Target ad?
Buy lightweight cabana stripe towels in bulk, and you can give them out as party favors.
Tuck drinks or favors into these colorful mini plastic pails.
Go big and glamorous with this full-on cabana tent, otherwise known as the "Portofino Pavilion" from Z Gallerie. It's resort luxury in your own backyard.
When my family and I checked into a local resort for a weekend "staycation" this summer, the front desk person handed the kids these knobby balls. They had a blast playing with them in the pool.
Waterproof poufs! These poufs are made for outdoor and indoor use — perfect for an outdoor party.
Pop the bamboo lid on this serving bowl to keep the flies out.
Load up the pool with inner tubes and host a "dive-in" movie.
I need one of these for all of my family's pool noodles.
This is the best inner tube ever.
Serve sundaes, smoothies or any cold drinks in these bright sippy sundae cups.
Kids and pool parties call for plenty of water squirters. These Light Show Noodle Water Launchers have LED lights that let you shoot out colored water.
Spruce up your back patio with a new outdoor rug. These reversible, woven polypropylene rugs couldn't be easier to clean — you just hose them off!Next: 19 Spectacular Pools