Backyard pool party ideas to celebrate the 4th of July

When planning a patriotic themed party, 4th of July celebrations can be a great option for entertaining – especially with friends and family.  Host an Independence Day pool party with these simple but fun ideas.

Patriotic Food and Decorations

Make your Fronheiser patio table sparkle with fireworks, decorating each place setting with sparklers. You’ll need a name tag for each guest, about ten sparklers per place setting, along with red, white, and blue ribbon. Before tying and curling the ribbon, slide a hole-punched paper name tag on each bunch of sparklers. Keep your guest cool with cold drinks in a metal tub. Staying with the patriotic theme, chill berry-flavored bottles of juice or punch. Berry kabobs are the bomb! Wash and dry your fruit, cut strawberries in fourths, place mini marshmallows in a bowl and start loading up the skewers. Be sure to start with the fruit. Otherwise, if you try to add a marshmallow to a dry stick, they will get gummy and sticky. Whenever you barbecue for a large crowd, everyone should bring a side dish to share. That way you can focus on the main dish, games, and decorations. For the food, plan on something simple like barbecue chicken, berry kabobs, and grilled corn.

Pool and Spa Family Activities

Playing greased watermelon is a fun game for all ages, divide into two teams on each side of the pool. Rub shortening or petroleum jelly over the entire watermelon and toss into the center of your Gunite pool. The first team to get the melon to the other side without lifting the greased melon out of the water wins. This game is simple and fun, don’t let the duck touch you! Buy a dozen rubber ducks and toss them in the hot tub. Don’t let any part of your body come in contact with a duck. If it does, you’re out. The last person sitting in the Jacuzzi is the winner. When planning your 4th of July pool party, Fronheiser has all the outdoor pool furniture to complete your backyard celebration.      
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