Beat the summer heat -- and enjoy your family and friends -- by hosting a pool party they'll remember for years to come.
Organize fun water activities. Have fun pool toys -- floats, diving sticks, and beach balls -- in a bin next to the pool. Then encourage everyone to join in a pool game such as Marco Polo, or a contest to see who can make the biggest splash. (To get a head start, check out our expert cannonball tips.)
Nothing says summer like a laid-back pool party with family and friends. To make yours go off without a hitch, check out our planning tips, easy recipes, decorating ideas, and more.
Get organized early. Start planning larger affairs one month to two weeks ahead. With our printable checklist, you can check off tasks as you complete them and stay organized.
Set the scene. Strapped for time? See these simple ideas for transforming your pool area into a gorgeous party setting -- in minutes.
Don't forget dessert. Everyone loves a sweet treat. For our best summer recipes, see below.
Keep everyone safe. Make sure everyone stays safe with these easy-to-follow guidelines from the American Red Cross.