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10 Pool Party Essentials Includ. Cute Floats, Snack Platters, Retro Speakers & More

10 Pool Party Essentials Includ. Cute Floats, Snack Platters, Retro Speakers & More

Lifestyle Activities & Events
By Samantha Ann Francis on 10 Jul 2022
Senior Editor

Sun’s out, bun’s out. If you’re in the midst of planning a pool party or beachside gathering with your girlfriends, here are 10 essentials to check out. From yummy snack platters to feed your guests to Instagram-worthy floats, these items will ensure you have the best summer yet.


SunnylifePhoto from Sunnylife

What’s a pool party without some of summer’s top hits? Set the mood right with this retro-looking Bluetooth speaker in pink and orange. Sand and water-resistant, the nifty speaker also comes with master and bass volume control.

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Soak up the sun and lounge on this rainbow-striped beach towel that’s bound to have you stand out whether you’re by the pool or on the sand. Made of microfibre, this towel will dry you up in no time after a dip.


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Go big or go home with this giant floating dome that can easily fit yourself and three other girlfriends comfortably. The teal beams reveal a lush tropical-themed interior and bush pink seats, along with an optional “disco ball” that you can buy and add as an attachment.

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A sweet summer awaits with this red gummy bear-shaped float that’s a whooping five-feet long. Chill out on it solo or squeeze in with a buddy to pose for some Instagram-worthy photos.

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Get competitive with this inflatable volleyball stand, which sets the scene for fun ball games of any sort. The pole bases are grommeted for adding anchor weights if desired and the set comes with a seven-gauge vinyl ball so you don’t have to buy your own.


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This pack of eight tumbler cups keeps it classy and practical with lids to protect your drink from spills. Plus, the insulation promises to keep your beverage cold even in the hot sun.

CheeseladsPhoto from Cheeselads

Grazing platters are the best way to keep the party fed during a pool party. Meant for two to three pax, the standard platter from homegrown company Cheeselads includes three artisanal cheeses, two charcuterie, one house-made dip, and more.

IglooPhoto from Igloo


One of the cutest drink coolers we’ve seen, this limited-edition Igloo Playmate features a tent-top design for easy use and carrying. Featuring a Hello Kitty design, the cooler comes with a push-button lid that swings open to either side for easy access to your drinks and popsicles.

The Plattering CoPhoto from The Plattering Co

Satiate big appetites with this fun sharing platter that lets you DIY your own Mexican chicken tacos. Meant to feed four to six pax, the platter includes soft tortilla wraps, juicy chicken chunks, home-made salsa, and more.

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Turn your pool into a party town with this waterproof speaker that can be submerged for up to three-feet for 30 minutes underwater. Expect a long playtime of up to eight hours after a full charge, as well as seven different colour changes.

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