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
2. JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Speaker
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.
3. Cotton On Cactus Drinks Holder
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.
4. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8
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.
5. Kate Spade Dipped Initial Tumblers
Make it personalised and keep it plastic with these initial tumblers from Kate Spade.
6. Shark Fin Ice Trays
For the novelty factor, these are a must.
7. Pineapple Sipper
How do you make punch taste better? Serve it in a pineapple sipper.
8. Watermelon Round Tray
Nothing says summer like a watermelon. Serve your guests with this must-have tray.
9. Water Pistols
It’s not a pool party without a water fight. Pick up these ‘Max Liquidator Eliminators’ from Kmart.
10. The Beach People Wategos Towel
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.
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.