7 Tips for Throwing a Pool Party

Bows & Sequins throws a pool party on a Chicago rooftop deck.

I can hardly believe that Labor Day weekend has come and gone! Where did the season go?! I was very mindful to savor every single second of summer, but it’s still so bittersweet to see it on it’s way out. (Actually, there’s really nothing sweet. Just bitter, tbh.) Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though… Fall doesn’t technically start until later this week, but seeing as this last weekend was GORGEOUS in Chicago and the forecast is looking pretty promising, maybe we’ll get lucky enough for another pool weekend or two? Here’s to wishful thinking! (And FYI: There’s a pretty epic discount code at the end of this post, so be sure to take advantage!)

Bows & Sequins wearing a colorblocked one-piece swimsuit for a rooftop pool party.

I’ve mentioned summer entertaining a few times over the past few months, but I figured I’d put together my seven top tips for hosting a pool party with a warm weekend on the horizon!

Bows and Sequins throws a rooftop pool party with Seven Daughters wine cans.

1. Don’t bring glass!

I don’t know about you guys, but my pool is SO strict about their glass policy… No glass bottles or cups, even if they are in a cooler. Wine in a can is where it’s at! You can’t have a pool party without rosé so I stock my cooler bag with Seven Daughters Rosé and Moscato Cans before heading up to the deck.

Each can is actually two servings, which makes it perfect for the pool or packing up on a daytime adventure!

Chicago fashion and lifestyle bloggers throwing an end of summer celebration pool party with Seven Daughters.

2. More floats, please!

Doin’ it for the ‘gram! Aside from being the most photogenic props, pool floats are actually quite practical, you know. On a hot day, everyone just wants to be in the water so having extra floats and noodles on hand will ensure you’re the hostest with the mostest. (But do yourself a favor and get an air pump, trust.)

Bows & Sequins reviews rose and moscato wine from Seven Daughters.

3. Order in your food!

I’ve tried to go the cooking route and I’ve almost always gone the Whole Foods premade route. But delivery is where it’s at! I was at an epic post-wedding pool party in California a few weekends ago and we ordered upwards of 25 pizzas in the afternoon for everyone. It was obviously a hit and so easy for everyone involved. I decided right then and there that ordering in food for a pool party is the only way to go! Plus, pizza always pairs with wine.

Bows & Sequins shares essentials for a summer pool party with Seven Daughters moscato and rose wine.

4. Extra towels are a must!

Without fail, someone will always forget a towel. (I know because I am usually that person.) Or in windy Chicago, a few towels are bound to blow into the water. I always bring up more towels than I think I’ll need!

Bows & Sequins reviews Seven Daughter's moscato and rose wine cans.

5. So much room for activities!

Not that snacking and wine sipping ever really gets old, but games are always a fun touch, too! I recently got this cactus ring toss game and it’s been a hit up at the pool. Create your own rules for what the numbers mean! 😉

Bows & Sequins throws a summer pool party with Seven Daughters wine cans.

6. Pump up the jams!

No party is complete without a killer playlist! The right music can the mood for just about anything. Find me on Spotify and hook your portable speaker up to my Summer Jams playlist if you need some good party music in a pinch.

Chicago lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins hosting an end-of-summer pool party on a rooftop.

7. Always wear sunscreen!

This one should go without saying! You know how the Kurt Vonnegurt speech goes… “Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.”

Don’t let your guests leave with a burn! I always bring varying levels of sunscreen lotions and sprays up to the pool (for face, body, and lips) to ensure there’s no excuses for not wearing any protection on your skin.

Bows & Sequins reviewing Seven Daughters moscato and rose wine cans.

Bows & Sequins throwing a rooftop pool party.

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Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins shares her perfect pool party with Seven Daughters wine.

Oh, and if you’re looking for a list of Seven Daughters retailers, you can find the wines at Whole Foods, Binny’s, Marianos, and Jewel, too.

Bows & Sequins hosting a pool party with a flamingo beer float.

Shop the Party…

Seven Daughters Rosé Cans
Seven Daughters Moscato Cans
Cactus Ring Toss Game
Pink Flamingo Drink Holder
Gold Swan Drink Holder
Lemon Slice Cooler Bag
Flamingo Straws

Bows & Sequins wearing a teal swimsuit coverup with pink drop earrings.

Shop My Outfit…

Vineyard Vines Pool Coverup
Bauble Bar Pink Earrings
Summersalt Colorblock One-Piece Swimsuit
Call it Spring White Sunglasses
Minnie & Emma Flamingo Phone Case
Jack Rogers Sandals

Bows & Sequins throws an end-of-summer pool party with Seven Daughters wine.

Seven Daughters moscato and rose wine review by Bows & Sequins.

Seven Daughters moscato and rose wine review by Bows & Sequins.

Bows & Sequins throwing a summer pool party.

Chicago fashion and lifestyle bloggers throwing a pool party with Seven Daughters wine.

Bows & Sequins reviewing Seven Daughters Rose and Moscato cans.

Bows & Sequins hosting a rooftop pool party with Seven Daughters wine.

Chicago bloggers having a pool party with flamingo and cactus pool floats.

Chicago lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins throwing a pool party with Seven Daughters moscato and rose wine.

Chicago bloggers review Seven Daughters rose and moscato wine for summer.

Bows & Sequins reviewing Seven Daughters wine cans.

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3 Comments

  1. 11.12.17
    Ana Soriano commented:

    Where we’re these photos taken? It’s so pretty!

    • 11.12.17
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks! Taken at my apartment building. 🙂