Who cares if this important holiday falls in the beginning, on Hump Day, or the end of the week, the 4th of July is the most celebrated holiday in the USA after Christmas. We can’t help but express how proud we are of being Americans. Compared to other holiday parties we’ve written about, 4th of July Pool Parties are easy to organize. Just go red, white and blue on everything. With that in mind, let’s get down to the 4th of July pool party business.
Before the Party…
We can’t emphasize the importance of having your pool clean and in working order. Don’t forget to test the chemical balance of the water, remove any debris in the pool, and run the automatic pool vacuum. Also, take some time to clean the filter cartridges. With more people in your pool, it’s crucial for the filter and water pump to be working correctly.
You may want to give a quick trim to your grass, trees, and hedges. It doesn’t hurt to water your flowers and other plants to make sure that they look beautiful and healthy.
Planning a Barbecue? Make Sure the Grill is Clean
Recently, we published a blog on how to clean your gas or charcoal grill. If you want to cook on the 4th of July, think how much better your steaks, burgers, and ribs will taste cooking on a clean grill. Cleaning is effortless.
Last but Not Least – Outdoor Furniture
It’s essential that your relatives and guests feel comfortable and have a place to sit. It’s always good to have enough space to sit and relax. A quick hose to the outdoor furniture cushions will help get rid of the dust.
Now That Your Backyard is Ready, Let’s Decorate!
Decorate the swimming pool
Floats and rings that are red, white, and blue come in handy to decorate your pool. They are also great for games. In addition to red, white, and blue floats use your automated LED lights if you plan to have a party in the evening. Lastly, red, white and blue balloons will do well, and are not expensive.
If you are planning to provide the food buffet style, decorate your table with a great 4th of July tablecloth. Party stores offer everything for the occasion, including cups, paper plates, and paper napkins that will give a great look to your table. If you are looking for serving dishes, they are available in a plastic form, easy to clean, and an excellent investment for your next red, white and blue party.
If there is something that is a crowd pleaser it’s party favors. Prepare a pack of sparklers in a red, white and blue packet – also available at your local party accessory store.
Food, Glorious Food for the 4th of July
Red, White and Blue Food
Please, don’t think of Bridget Jones’ blue soup, but slightly more than fruits that will make your party festive. There are many ideas on creating cakes, crackers or parfaits with blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries; you get the picture. What about a Red, White and Blue Fruit salad? It’s very easy to make:
Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad
- 1 large container of strawberries
- 1 large container of raspberries
- 6 green apples (peeled)
- 1 large container of blueberries
- ½ cup of strawberry vinaigrette
- 1 whole ball of mozzarella
- 1 bowl of water with sugar or diet sugar
- First, peel and chop the apples into small squares. Place them immediately in a bowl of water with sugar or diet sugar. Then, cut the strawberries in halves and put them aside; cut the mozzarella ball into small cubes.
- In a large salad bowl, pour ½ cup of strawberry vinaigrette. (If you think you need more, go ahead and add it).
- Proceed to add the blueberries, raspberries, mozzarella and strawberry halves in the bowl.
- Drain the water from the apples and place them in the bowl
- Lastly, toss all the ingredients and chill until ready to serve.
This can serve 8 to 10 people in an 8oz cup.
We hope these tips will help you to have the perfect 4th of July party in your outdoor family room.
From all of us at Platinum Pools, Happy 4th of July!!!
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