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Make a Splash This Summer: Pool Party Ideas for Your 4th of July Celebration!

The stars and stripes are out, the weather’s heating up, and there’s no better way to celebrate America’s birthday than with a patriotic pool party! Here at Pools Patios and Spas, we want to help you throw an unforgettable bash that’s both fun and festive. Dive into these July 4th pool party ideas and get ready to make a splash!


Deck Out Your Décor:

  • Red, White, and Blue Everything! Drape your pool area in red, white, and blue streamers, balloons, and bunting. Don’t forget festive tablecloths, napkins, and outdoor throw pillows!
  • Star-Spangled Touches: Add inflatable stars and American flag pool floats for a touch of whimsy.
  • Light Up the Night: String red, white, and blue lights around the perimeter of your pool for a dazzling nighttime ambiance.


Fire Up the Fun:

  • Patriotic Games: Organize water balloon fights with red and blue balloons, or have a relay race where participants carry red Solo cups filled with water. For a relaxed activity, set up a giant Jenga game with red, white, and blue blocks.
  • DIY Decorations: Get crafty with the kids! Have them decorate plain white T-shirts with red and blue fabric paint or markers to wear during the party.
  • Patriotic Playlist: Create a playlist filled with upbeat American classics and singalongs!  Click here for a fun patriotic playlist on Spotify! 


Savor the Stars & Stripes:

  • Red, White, and Blue Treats: Get creative with your food and drinks! Serve red velvet cupcakes with blue frosting, create a layered red, white, and blue fruit salad, or offer blue Hawaiian punch.
  • BBQ Classics: No summer party is complete without a grill! Fire up the BBQ for classic burgers, hot dogs, and grilled veggies.  Click here to check out 67 Recipes (including old standbys and new classic recipes) that’ll make sparks fly this Fourth Of July
  • Sweet Endings: Firecracker Rice Krispie Treats! These festive treats are a fun twist on a classic. Melt white chocolate chips and red and blue candy melts. Dip Rice Krispie Treats into the white chocolate, then drizzle with red and blue candy melt for a firecracker effect!


Jacksonville’s Extra Dose of Patriotism:

Living in the Jacksonville, NC area, home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, means we have an extra special reason to celebrate the Fourth of July! Here are some additional ideas to incorporate our local spirit:

  • Invite Military Families: Many families in our community have a connection to the military. Reaching out to your neighbors and fellow service members is a great way to build community spirit.
  • Red, White, and Blue Attire: Encourage your guests to wear red, white, and blue, or even add a military-themed touch with camouflage accents.
  • Moment of Honor: Take a moment during the party to acknowledge the sacrifices made by our service members and veterans. This could be a simple toast or a brief reading.


Safety First:

  • Adult Supervision is Key: Ensure there’s always a responsible adult watching the pool, especially with young children present.
  • Pool Floaties: Encourage all swimmers who need them to wear Coast Guard-approved life jackets or floaties.
  • Sun Protection: Don’t forget the sunscreen! Reapply sunscreen regularly, especially after swimming.
  • Pool Safety Resources: Click Here for a comprehensive list of free downloadable pool safety resources.


Turn up the volume on your speakers, light up the sparklers, and watch the fireworks paint the night sky. With a little planning and these July 4th pool party ideas, your celebration is sure to be a star-spangled success!  Happy Fourth of July!