Thank you to World Market for sponsoring this post, as always all opinions are my own.
I’ve blogged before about the long process we’ve been through in the backyard since building the house last year. After getting the pool in, the scrub cleared, and creating a new patio dining and seating areas we were finally ready this past weekend to host our first official pool party!
To prep for the party I made the hour-long trek to my nearest World Market (with all three boys in tow! I’m brave, right?) It’s actually not bad to take the boys to World Market with me, we go there so much that they know they have an awesome toys section and if they behave they get to pick a small toy out each trip. That helps me keep them in line when I spend, oh an hour and a half trying to narrow down all the goodies I wanted to take home for the party!
I knew I was going to get some cool foreign beers for the party…one of the ones I was excited to find was Moretti-an Italian Beer my husband and his buddies used to drink when we were stationed over in Italy years and years ago. I was able to pick and choose and create my own six packs of various beers so that everyone’s tastes would be covered.
Then of course I needed something to put the beer in! I picked out a galvanized bucket with a stand, which I love. I had originally gone to our local feed store with the intent to buy a galvanized feed bucket for the beer but the buckets there were all very rough and I didn’t want any of the kiddos to get scratched. Turns out the galvanzed drink tubs at World Market were even cheaper than the ones at the feed store for the same size so I’m glad I waited.
I picked up lots of snacks for the party and we were planning on doing a BBQ so I got some specialty condiments to go with the burgers and hot dogs. Some pretty napkins, acrylic cups, and servingware topped off the party supplies.
I did take the chance while I was there to pick up these amazing turquoise Capiz Stacking Chairs. These were on my list for the patio from the beginning of the season and inspired me to paint our thrifted chair turquoise a few months ago. I love them! They go perfectly with the rest of our outdoor decor and the DIY pillows I made.
The party was a big hit-we had a ton of kids in the pool and on the playset, while the adults gathered around for food and drinks. The food was gone before I could hardly get pictures too! (Entertaining 20+ guests while supervising 3 kids near a pool made getting party pics a bit hit or miss but trust me, it was great fun!)
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