Planning A Pool Party? Here’s Everything You Need To Make It Next-Level

Because hosting a party in your trunks can be a little bit daunting.

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Pool, tick. Swimsuits, tick. Music, tick. It might not seem difficult to throw a pool party. After all, it’s practically tradition in the Australian culture so you think we’d be pretty good at it.

But hosting a party in your trunks can be a little bit daunting—it’s you’d want to avoid any cock-ups. From the pool temperature to the punch, there’s a lot to consider.

To ensure it goes swimmingly, all you have to do is stick to the golden rules:never use glass and always serve guacamole, and pick up these essentials.

1. SunnyLife Inflatable Flamingo

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These are a must. Fill the pool with fun floats and while away the afternoon. To add variety, grab a swan, toucan, donut and watermelon.

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2. JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Speaker

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There’s nothing like water on a speaker to ruin the day. Keep the party mix playing with this waterproof, bluetooth speaker from JBL. It lasts up to 20 hours and you can literally submerge it.

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3. Cotton On Cactus Drinks Holder

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Thirsty? Don’t get up. You won’t even have to disembark from your float to get a drink with this holder from Cotton On. Just don’t forget the ice.

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4. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8

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For all the mems, pick up a Fujifilm instant camera. Ask people to bring some film and you can share the photos on the day.

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5. Kate Spade Dipped Initial Tumblers

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Make it personalised and keep it plastic with these initial tumblers from Kate Spade.

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6. Shark Fin Ice Trays

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For the novelty factor, these are a must.

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7. Pineapple Sipper

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How do you make punch taste better? Serve it in a pineapple sipper.

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8. Watermelon Round Tray

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Nothing says summer like a watermelon. Serve your guests with this must-have tray.

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9. Water Pistols

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It’s not a pool party without a water fight. Pick up these ‘Max Liquidator Eliminators’ from Kmart.

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10. The Beach People Wategos Towel

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To prevent your guests traipsing water through the house, pick up a few of The Beach People’s giant round towels. They double as throws so you can set them up with cushions to make lounge areas.

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Now you’re prepped with all the essentials, it’s time to choose your outfit for the day. Here’s how to find the best swimsuit for your shape.

 

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Growing up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with a love of the outdoors, Georgia has always led an active lifestyle. She has a passion for health, fitness and fashion, and loves to travel and try new things. Along with her position at Sporteluxe, Georgia works as a fit model for global fashion brands including Bassike and Christopher Esber, combining her interest in fashion with her dedication to healthy living. She graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Media (PR and Advertising) and initially pursued the public relations field but was always drawn to journalism due to her love of reading and writing. For Georgia, life is about balance. She leads an active and fulfilled lifestyle and nourishes her mind and body but won't shy away from a burger and wine!