Memorial Day is here. Which means summer is here! Nothing says summer like a good, old-fashioned pool party. Throw one this weekend. To keep your guests satisfied and entertained, never throw a pool party without:

pool partyWaterproof Cameras

It may sound like an extravagance, but if you hold regular pool parties, you may want to invest in a waterproof camera. Underwater pictures make great mementos, allowing you to remember your experience from an unusual and beautiful perspective. You can buy waterproof disposable cameras for around $10, or you could get a waterproof smartphone to use at every party. In the later case, make sure to buy a waterproof phone case as well to minimize the chances that you’ll damage your phone.


Good food is essential to a pool party, but providing plates and utensils is a logistical nightmare. Paper plates will fall apart in your guests wet hands, ceramic plates break easily on the hard concrete poolside, and if you use Styrofoam plates and plastic utensils, you’ll have to carefully gather them up afterward to prevent them from polluting the area. You can save yourself all this trouble by ordering foods that don’t require plates or utensils to eat, and there’s no better such food than pizza. Pizza appeals to a wide range of tastes, and with increasing numbers of gluten-free and vegan varieties, it should fit all dietary restrictions. If you order from Papa John’s, you can order using a mobile app, allowing you to ask your guests what toppings they want and order directly from the pool on your smartphone.


Here you can get a little more creative than with food, so long as you have a set of reusable plastic cups to store the drinks in. To simplify the preparations, bring juice, soda, water, ice and (for adult parties) booze separately and let your guests mix them at their own leisure. Gin and vodka are great for summer cocktails, and if you bring lemonade powder, you can make as much lemonade as your guests want as long as there’s a nearby water source.

Underwater Goggles

Goggles are a must-have for kids parties, but even adult pool parties should have them in large supply. Goggles are invaluable for finding lost items. Without them, if someone drops their keys in the pool, you and all the other guests will have to dive blindly and feel around on the pool floor until they can find them. Goggles also facilitate a wide range of pool games and activities, including diving competitions and swimming races.

Pool Floats

You are sure to do a lot of swimming, diving, eating and socializing at your pool party, but you will also be doing a lot of lounging. Make sure you are doing it in style with an awesome and comfortable pool float. ​Whether you like something a little fruity, or funny — there is sure to be a pool float for you. We are partial to the pizza slice float.

Whether you’re celebrating your child’s birthday, rewarding your employees for a successful quarter, or just relaxing with your friends, there’s no better way to beat the summer heat than by throwing a pool party.