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Jun 20, 2024

Splash into Summer: What You Need to Host the Best Pool Parties This Summer

Summer is synonymous with pool parties, and there's nothing quite like gathering your friends and family for a day of fun in the sun. Whether you're a seasoned host or planning your first pool party, having the right essentials can make all the difference. Here’s a guide to everything you need to host the best pool parties this summer. 1. The Perfect Pool Setup The centerpiece of any pool party is, of course, the pool itself. Ensure it's clean and inviting by regularly maintaining the water quality and cleaning the pool area. Invest in some comfortable poolside furniture, such as lounge chairs and umbrellas, to provide your guests with a place to relax and escape the sun. Floating pool loungers and inflatable toys can add an extra element of fun, making your pool the ultimate summer oasis. 2. Refreshing Drinks and Coolers No pool party is complete without a selection of refreshing beverages to keep your guests hydrated and happy. Set up a drinks station with a variety of options, including water, sodas, and iced tea. For the adults, consider creating a signature summer cocktail or offering a selection of cold beers and wine. Don't forget to have plenty of ice on hand and use coolers or ice buckets to keep everything chilled throughout the day. 3. Delicious BBQ and Snacks A great pool party needs great food. Fire up the grill and offer a variety of barbecue favorites such as burgers, hot dogs, and grilled veggies. Complement the main dishes with a range of sides like salads, chips, and dips. For dessert, think about easy-to-eat options like fruit skewers, popsicles, or ice cream sandwiches. Keep in mind any dietary restrictions your guests might have and provide alternatives to ensure everyone is satisfied. 4. Music and Entertainment Create the perfect atmosphere with a summer playlist that keeps the energy up and the good vibes flowing. Portable waterproof speakers are ideal for poolside use and can withstand splashes and spills. In addition to music, consider setting up pool games and activities such as water volleyball, a diving contest, or a scavenger hunt. Providing a mix of entertainment options ensures that everyone, from kids to adults, has a great time. 5. Sun Protection Essentials While fun is the main goal, safety should never be overlooked. Provide plenty of sunscreen with varying SPF levels to cater to all skin types. Set up shaded areas using umbrellas, canopies, or even a large tent to offer respite from the sun. Have extra towels and hats available for guests who may need them, and encourage everyone to take breaks from the sun to avoid overheating and sunburn. 6. Ambiance and Decor Set the scene with festive summer decorations that enhance the poolside atmosphere. Think tropical themes with colorful lanterns, string lights, and beach balls. Table settings with vibrant tablecloths and reusable cups and plates can add to the festive vibe while being eco-friendly. Fresh flowers or potted plants can also bring a touch of nature to your party. Hosting the best pool party this summer is all about preparation and attention to detail. By creating a welcoming and fun environment with the perfect pool set up, refreshing drinks, delicious food, engaging entertainment, sun protection, and festive decor, you can ensure your guests have an unforgettable experience. So, get ready to splash into summer and make waves with your epic pool parties! 
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Valley Vibes Summer Concert Series

Get ready to groove and sway to the beat at Mission Valley's ultimate Summer Concert Series, "Valley Vibes"! From soulful soloists to dynamic duos and terrific trios, we've got something for every music lover out there, 3 days a week! May 25 - September 2 Mondays: 5PM – 8PM Wednesdays: 5PM – 8PM Saturdays: 3PM – 6PM These performances are free of charge and open to the public; No tickets needed, just bring your best vibes and dancing shoes! Plus, visit Yard House for Happy Hour from 3PM - 6PM. Bring your old formal dresses and donate them to the Princess Project on July 13, 15 and 17. Enjoy giveaways and an informational booth on these days, to learn more about the Princess Project and its mission to promote self-confidence and individual beauty. Retailer promos will be taking place during select concerts through out the Summer! Check back for details. To see the season’s full lineup, including information on each performer and their genre, click HERE.
June 27 | 3PM- 7PM

Sea Hive Mini Summer Event

Sea Hive Mini Summer Event We invite you and your family to BEE-t the heat at Sea Hive Mini at Mission Valley. 🐝 Thursday, July 27 3PM- 7PM Enjoy a Vendor Meet N' Greet, food, drinks and a raffle. PLUS, sales up to 20% off select items. See you there! Learn more HERE!

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