The Ultimate Pool Party Shopping Guide
Want to throw a poolside party to remember? We've collated the must-have items to throw a stylish, summer soirée.
Warmer weather is (finally) here, and that means pool party season has well and truly begun.
While going over the top isn't always required, we love an excuse to celebrate, so we're cracking open the drinks, slapping on some sunscreen and sunnies, and getting ready to throw a poolside party to remember.
Whether it's a family get-together, a casual Saturday arvo hang with friends or just a mid-week excuse to enjoy all that summer has to offer, we've got you covered.
Here, our picks of the must-have buys to help you throw an unmissable poolside summer soirée.
Sunnylife Luxe Lie-On Lounger, $199.99
Nothing says "poolside glamour" quite like floating on the surface in your most stylish pair of swimmers. This luxe edition is effortlessly chic, and is just as comfy in the water as it is out. We love the minimalist cream colourway for a timeless and sophisticated look.
Business & Pleasure Co. Holiday Beach Umbrella, $199.99
Seek shade under this seriously stylish umbrella. With a 70's-inspired colourway, it provides 98% back out and UPF 50+, plus it's made of UV-resistant canvas to prevent colour fade. With matching carry bag, it's easy enough to pack up and take to the next pool party, too.
Country Road Beach Towels, from $69.95
Made with Australian cotton, these beach towels have a soft velour on one side and absorbent terry towelling on the other, so you get the best of both worlds (lying and drying). We love this contemporary lilac checkerboard pattern for keeping our dips chic.
Coco & Eve Body Sunscreen SPF50+, $38
It (almost) goes without saying, but no poolside party is complete without sun protection. This one from Coco & Eve is weightless, fast-absorbing and non-greasy so you can spend more time playing, and less time worrying about damage from the sun. Of course, be sure to reapply at least every 2 hours, and more often when you're swimming and towelling yourself.
Chandon Garden Spritz Perfect Serve, $75
The perfect party needs the perfect drink, and Chandon Garden Spritz has you covered. Ready to serve and ready to share, this gift pack comes with a bottle of the exceptionally sparkling and unique orange bitters drink, two Spritz glasses and dried orange slices.
Sunnylife Pastel Gelato Tube Float, $39.99
With a bold sunburst print in sensationally summery gelato-inspired colours, this retro classic tube float is sure to be a favourite amongst guests at any pool party this season. Sit back, relax and spend the day drifting... drink in hand, of course.
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3, $149
No party is complete without music....but a poolside gathering requires a splashproof speaker that doesn't compromise on sound. Enter the Wonderboom 3, with notoriously big sound and the durability to withstand dust, dirt, and water (it can even survive being submerged for 30 minutes).
Fazeek Striped Coupe Glasses, $99 for a set of two
These traditionally-shaped coupe glasses have a touch of signature Fazeek flair, with striped amber and pink stems. Perfect for champagne, we'll also be serving up some classic cocktails (think margaritas and daiquiris) at our next summer gathering.
Sunnylife Inflatable Glitter Beach Ball, $19.99
Is it really summer if there's no beach ball at the party? We think not, so we're adding this one filled with glittery goodness to our party prep list. If you fancy a theme, match it with a glitter inflatable lilo for a touch of sparkle on the surface.
Gentle Habits Barbados Dive Mask & Snorkel, $119
Never too old to explore under the surface, get some diving practice in (and escape the pool party noise, perhaps) with this dive mask and snorkel set. Crafted from soft silicone for a secure fit, the rectangular mask and snorkel is guaranteed to be a talking point at any gathering.
Business & Pleasure Co. Al Fresco Sun Lounger Cushion, $299
Take your relaxation to new heights (and perhaps reminisce about that holiday to the Amalfi Coast...) with these Al Fresco Lounger Cushions. Crafted to ensure both longevity and unparalleled comfort, they're available in a range of classic colours - we love the Rivie Pink.
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