In this hot weather, friendships and family ties are strengthened through pool parties. Whoever opens up their house to throw a party poolside is getting my vote for best person of the season. You think I’m exaggerating, but with the sun out like this, I think you know that I’m not. And by the time you’re reading this sentence, you’re already thinking of cold drinks you’ll have as you go in and out of the pool. Gotcha.
If you’re the lucky one who already has a pool, however, we’re helping you become the ultimate hero. You need to set up the scene so your guests can have the best time. We’ve picked out eight items that you need to do this. Plus, you can appropriate these for your next parties in the coming months.
From golden swans to giant slices of pizza and watermelon, make your pool fun with different floaters. It’s crucial for those photos and when you’re too lazy to get out of the pool. You can also get a few drink floaters too so the sodas are just at arm’s reach. Available online.
Any party isn’t complete without a soundtrack. Whether you’re hitting shuffle on your Spotify account or creating a mix of your own, make sure the sound comes through crisp and clear with these speakers. These BEOPLAY A1 speakers are dust and waterproof so they’ll be fine no matter how long the party goes. Using Bluetooth technology, you can also hook up as many speakers as you want so you can get a full audio experience. Available at BoConcept, Bonifacio High Street.
In between the eating and swimming, these loungers are perfect to just take it slow. You can lie on them for suntanning or if you just want to take a nap. Available at Abenson, 28th Street corner 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
It would be a hassle if you need to always go back to your fridge for refreshments. Fill this Crate & Barrel cooler with an assortment of drinks so your guests can get whatever they want, whenever they please. It’s also got a bottle opener on the side so you don’t have to go scrounging around for one all the time. Available at SM Mega Fashion Hall.
For guests who’ve forgotten their towels (there’s bound to be a few) or for those who don’t mind sitting on the grass, give them this multi-colored towel. Nothing beats being eye-catching and functional at the same time. Available online.
Parties usually involve a lot of waste, especially with those cocktails and other drinks being sipped constantly. Paper straws are great but they eventually go too soft that you’ll need another one by the end of one drink. An eco-friendly solution are these glass straws that come in clear and colored options. Think of it also as a great investment for your next gatherings. Available online.
What’s a party without a great cocktail? You can make your own using any of our previous tutorials, among them is this light and fruity pink lemonade moscato. It’s refreshing and can be made in large batches for sharing. Available via Manila Wine.
If you need to have a place where people can eat, you can go for this for lightweight and comfortable seating . Metal chairs will just heat up in the sun so these wooden ones are best and won’t be a hassle to pack up when the party is done. Available at Abenson, 28th Street corner 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
Art by Yayie Motos