Normally, one would not have a pool party without a pool, right? Well, I've always wanted to have a pool to lounge and party around...I might even go a bit crazy to think I'd actually jump in. Only it looks like a pool is not in my future, so I'm going to show you how to have a "Pool-less" Pool Party with the help of Oriental Trading!
Pool Party Table
Here's a way to incorporate the feel of the pool without getting wet.
I just so happened to have a three tired stand that came apart. After removing the top tier, the stand held the umbrella perfectly.
Lemon Pinwheel Party Punch. So cute with the added pinwheels don't you think?
Even though I don't have a pool, I have a huge supply of pool floats and beach towels, flip flops etc., which I used through out the party. Plus hula hoops filled the windows...doesn't everyone have six hula hoops stored away?
The bottom of the glass dessert dish fit perfectly. Just look around your cupboards and I'm sure you'll have some kind of glass that would fit.
Right behind the cheesecake, I had my stand filled with boxes of swim ring cupcakes. Not just any box, a super cute Splish Splash cupcake box.
Take a peek at what's inside...Swim Ring Cupcakes.
I topped each cupcake with fondant to look like pool water and added a gummy life savor for the swim ring.
Making your pool water for the cupcake is really quite simple.
Place in a flower former to dry in a curve shape and add to the top of your cupcake. Place a little gummy life savor on each.
And just in case my guests were thirsty...Oriental Trading had me covered. Not only would it hold beverages, it also served as the "Pool"!
But there was plenty room for more!
With the attached beach ball in the center, I filled the bottom with ice and beverages all the way around. You can add to the fun by making cute labels for your water bottle.
Another way I incorporated the beach ball into my pool party was with bags of Beach Ball Popcorn.
I found the bags at Oriental Trading, aren't they the cutest? Here's a peek inside.
Filled the bags with a mix of popcorn and M & M's....these pool treats won't melt in the sun!
Thanks to Oriental Trading, my pool party was a SPLASH!
“This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the umbrella, boxes, cozies, inflatable beverage pool and beach ball bags free of charge by Oriental Trading. I provided my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review.”
Wait until you see the buffet...grab your towel and dry off, it's almost time for lunch!
Let's Beat the Heat!
Let's Beat the Heat!