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Pool Parties

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Considering that the temperature in the Bay Area stays pretty consistent, most of us aren’t lucky enough to have a pool in our backyard. For those that do, or those who know a great pool for hosting a party, we have some ideas for making your pool party an event to be remembered.

Safety is super important, so make sure you keep glass away from the pool. Serve drinks in plastic cups and keep your alcoholic beverage bottles separate to the pool area. If you’re worried that plastic won’t look very attractive, check out the wide range of glass alternatives at your local party store. I think you’ll be amazed at what you find – with the added benefit of not having to do dishes after the fact.

Appetizers like melon balls, mango cubes and grapes are the perfect summery treat to get the party started. Grilling is an obvious winner when it comes to serving the main course at a pool party – grill corn on the cob, hamburgers, hot dogs and even some of the suggested recipes from the blog last week. Without access to a grill, pool parties also pair well with Hawaiian pizza.

Pool parties are a celebration of all the excellent attributes of summer, taking us back to that childhood feeling of school being out. Music is an essential part of creating atmosphere, so turn up some classics like The Beach Boys, or something more modern, like The Paper Kites or Fleet Foxes.

Decorations are a sinch for pool parties – so go and check out what your local party supply stores have on offer. Enjoy summer while it lasts!

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