8 accessories that make it easier to drink in the pool
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to start prepping for gatherings centered around outdoor drinking and, more specifically, pool parties. Just ten degrees more and it will practically be summer, right? Stock up on pool party essentials now, so you’re ready to go the moment it’s warm enough to wear a bathing suit. While you’d be just as happy throwing on a bikini and hopping in the water, wine glass in hand, invest in some unbreakable drinking receptacles to minimize messes. Want a refill? A floating cooler means you’ll never have to get out of the water. With pool-party accessories, the possibilities are endless. Find our nine favorites here to make it much easier to drink in the pool, all summer long.
The floating drink holder
First things first: Make sure you have somewhere to store your beverage for hands-free floating.
SunnyLife Inflatable Flamingo Drink Holder, $20, amazon.com
The stocked cooler
The true success of a water-bound drinking party lies in the cooler. Make sure to have one that will swim along with you, so you never have to get out of the water to grab a refill.
Texas Recreation 40-Can Super-Softie Beverage Cooler, $75, amazon.com
The pool games
The unbreakable glasses
Upgrade those plastic Solo cups with chic acrylic options that won’t break if they’re dropped.
Kate Spade New York Patio Floral Blush Acrylic Glasses, $24, bloomingdales.com
The drink markers
The high-tech drinking accessory
Too lazy to paddle over to the floating cooler? Make it come to you with this remote-controlled option.
Excalibur Electronics Radio Control Snack Float, $55, homewetbar.com
The giant pool float
Grab a pool float with ample space to lounge while you sip your beverage of choice. The built-in cup holder? That’s just an added bonus.
Urban Outfitters Shell Pool Float, $48, urbanoutfitters.com
Add some tunes to your party with this fully waterproof floating speaker.
Brookstone Floating Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, $60, amazon.com