It’s almost June and summer is almost here. Today I am sharing tips to help you get your backyard ready for summer and a pool party.
It’s almost summertime, and that means backyard barbecues, pool parties, and spending time outdoors with family and friends. These tips will help you get ready for all the fun summer activities ahead!
It’s almost June and a lot of us are thinking about summer. It is time to get outdoors, enjoy the sun, and relax. Today I am going to share my tips on how to get your backyard ready for summer and a pool party.
I think a lot of us are looking forward to spending more time outdoors. Personally, I just want a place where my family can be together, enjoy our pool, and have some summer fun.
I love our backyard. And already this year we have spent a lot of time in our pool. I think I want to get our backyard ready for a pool party.
Last year, and the year before, I partnered with Arhaus and added the items we needed to get our backyard ready for summer.
Last summer we added furniture by our pool from the Arhaus Outdoor Collection. Featuring a refined, traditional aesthetic, this Arhaus collection was designed with clean lines and no-fuss styling. I love it and it works perfectly at our pool.
Five Tips to Get Your Backyard Ready for a Summer Pool Party
In order to get our backyard ready for a long summer, I realized there were five things I needed to address. I am sharing these with you today. You don’t have to do all five, just decide which one is the most important and start there.
#1 – Create a Place Where You Can Relax
For the longest time, we had no place to sit near our pool to relax. This was an important problem I solved in our backyard when I found some new chaise lounges. I love that now we can relax out here any time during the day.
When I want to find a nice place to relax, these chaises are perfect. They are also great when my girlfriends come over for an afternoon pool party.
# 2 – Provide Lots of Shade
As much as we all love the warmth of the sun, shade is an absolute must!
You might want to look for an umbrella that is the perfect size and offers a lot of shade. Ours tilts to provide shade as the sun moves throughout the day. Your outdoor space isn’t complete until you’ve included the ideal shade solution for dining areas or seating arrangements.
Isn’t this umbrella perfect?
Here are some of my favorite umbrellas. Just tap on the photos below.
#3 – Have a Place to Dine Outdoors
I love having different places to dine in our backyard, so adding a poolside table was a must.
There is no doubt this table and chairs have had a lot of use next to our pool. I am going to serve lunch out here for my girlfriends at our pool party.
This is one of my favorite lunch spots. How great is this?
We also have another area in our backyard for dining. It is a great place for entertaining.
#4 – Get Away From the Heat
We are lucky in Southern California as our summer weather is warm but still mild. We rarely have humidity and even the bugs are manageable. But, regardless of where you live, you always want to be able to get out of the heat.
We put a pool in our backyard about thirteen years ago. I wanted it to match our home so I used the same bricks around the pool that matched the patio on the back of our home. There is no doubt the pool gives us a break from the heat. So what do you do without a pool?
Some options include a misting system, a stock tank pool, water toys for the kids such as a slip and slide, and good old-fashioned sprinklers. Of course, ceiling fans are great too.
Whatever you do, just make sure you have a way to stay cool.
#5 – Stock up on Pool Accessories
Every pool and pool party needs towels, beverage cups, suntan lotion, and any items that will make you and your guests more comfortable.
I love my Kindle Waterproof Paperwhite so much because I can read it in the bright sun with our without sunglasses and they are now waterproof. I can also change the screen to black and read it in bed at night and not bother my husband!
Our beach house is stocked with the Cabana Striped Beach Towels and I love them.
I love sharing movies at night and our outdoor Portable Movie Projector and Inflatable Movie Screen are the best! We have Sonos speakers but this Portable Indoor/Outdoor Speaker is wonderful and so inexpensive!
Here are some of my favorites.
Where is the best place to buy suntan lotion?
Let’s all agree that suntan lotion is expensive. I buy ours at Costco or places like TJMaxx where they have my favorite brand Neutrogena for almost half off.
Where do you buy suntan lotion? And do you buy the spray kind that looks as if 90% of it blows away every time you use it?
I would love to know!
I hope these five tips will help you get ready for summer.
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