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Planning Your July 4th Party

Thanks to photo galleries, step-by-step post and video tutorials, getting crafty and creative is easier than ever. We put these resources to use, and selected our favorites to help you host your Fourth of July pool party!

Dive In To Patriotism

How can you make the most of your aboveground pool and yard space? By making it and your set-up the center of attention. Take note of these possibilities and create a backyard oasis for your guests:


This elegant tablescape is best for a party with mostly adults, or older children, to avoid breaking anything!

Smaller centerpieces can be just as fun as elaborate ones.


Get crafty and customize your own bandana tablecloth.


This and other pool accessories from double as toys for guests and patriotic decorations.

Fourth of July Food and Drinks

Most hosts have his or her own preferences for BBQ, burger and pulled-pork recipes, so we’ll stick with festive snacks and drinks to enhance the basics:


These red, white and blueberry kabobs are simple to prepare, and an opportunity for little ones to help.


Easy, refreshing and colorful.


Be sure to use products of varying sugar levels (and density) when making Independence Punch.

American Shot Isolated on White

This idea is the same as the above, but with an adult twist.

Independence Day Desserts

With so many savory-looking sweets out there, we decided to dedicate an entire section to desserts. If you want to offer simple, traditional food and drinks for guests, an impressive dessert display that’s equally tasty is a sure way to still make a statement.


This nine-layer cake will definitely add wow-factor to a dessert spread.


Blue raspberry candle apples are sure to please.

Fourth of July Activities

While your pool will be put to good use, also have a range of activities for your company to enjoy – keep in mind the ages of guests:


Windsocks are perfect for kids to make with parent supervision.


To feed the excitement of the night’s fireworks, create paper ones!

Spread the Word: Make It a Pool Party

Use one of the many easy-to-find printable invitations to get your guests ready for the shindig:


What do you have planned around your pool for the 4th of July?