Summer is in full swing, and it's time to embrace the magic of sun-drenched days by throwing a pool party that is not only fun but also Instagram-worthy. With a LYKKE Designer Inflatable Pool at the center stage, your gathering can transform from a simple backyard affair into a picturesque event straight out of a lifestyle magazine. Here's how to create a summer pool party that perfectly blends vintage charm and contemporary style.
Anchor Your Party with a LYKKE Designer Inflatable PoolStart by setting up a LYKKE Designer Inflatable Pool. This isn't your typical inflatable pool; its chic design lends a sophisticated touch to your party, while its functionality offers your guests a welcome relief from the summer heat. Ensure it's positioned in a spot that catches the sun for most of the day, and that there's plenty of space around it for lounging and socializing.
These pools are designed from luxe-touch, non-toxic PVC and fit 2 adults comfortably. Best of all, they're made of 100% recycled materials.
Create a Picture-Perfect Backdrop
If you're lucky enough to have access to a vintage VW bus like the one in our photos from The Happy Photo Bus, it makes for an unforgettable backdrop that your guests will not forget. Deck it out with vintage folding chairs and throws to create an additional chill-out zone. But if you can't get your hands on this classic beauty, don't worry - there are many other ways to create an appealing and photo-worthy backdrop. Consider installing a large fabric or canvas in a color that complements your party theme. A wooden pallet wall decorated with fairy lights and summer garlands can also make a stunning background. The key is to be creative and choose something that fits your overall aesthetic while offering a visual focal point for your party.
Decorate with Plants
Plants are an easy and cost-effective way to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your party. They bring life to the setting and complement the outdoor atmosphere beautifully. Go for tropical plants like palms or ferns for a lush, exotic look. To stick with the vintage or boho theme, you can place your plants in retro pots or old milk cans.
Bring in Vintage Folding Chairs
Comfort is key for any party. Instead of regular patio furniture, consider vintage folding chairs. Scour your local second-hand stores or online marketplaces for these gems. Their unique designs will add a touch of retro charm to your pool party, and they're practical too – you can easily move them around and pack them away when the party is over.
Serve a Lovely Bubbly Drink
A summer pool party isn't complete without a refreshing, bubbly drink. A sparkling sangria with fresh seasonal fruits or a classic mimosa would be a delightful option. If you'd like to add a personal touch, create a signature cocktail for the party. Set up a self-service station with the drinks on a vintage bar cart and watch as your guests enjoy the concoctions.
Invite Your Family and Close Friends
A party is as good as the company you keep. Invite your family and close friends to share in the day's joy. Having your loved ones around not only guarantees a good time but also creates beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. Plus, they'll appreciate the effort you've put into arranging such a visually stunning and fun-filled event.
Let the Sunshine In
Of course, the real star of any summer pool party is the sunshine. Make sure your party starts early enough to bask in its warmth. Set up sun umbrellas or a gazebo to provide some shade when the heat gets too intense. As the day goes on, you can light up some fairy lights or lanterns for a cozy twilight ambiance.
Creating a summer pool party that is Instagram-worthy doesn't require an extravagant budget or professional event planning skills. With a bit of creativity and careful consideration, your backyard can become the perfect backdrop for a sunny soiree. Just remember to take lots of photos of your beautiful setup and fantastic guests, because a party like this will need to be documented!
We hope these idea's help bring you lots of amazing summer memories - and don't forget to tag us on Instagram @LYKKEPOOLS so we can feature your beautiful space (we're all about community here)!