Summer Week! Elle Entertains: Kickoff to Summer Pool Party

My party for this month is a Kickoff to Summer party! Luckily, my apartment complex has a nice pool, so that served as the setting. A beach, le sigh, would’ve been even better! Here’s how I did it:


I wanted things that were nice and cool and didn't require a lot of preparation.

Ok, this is the section everyone asks about when I announce a party: What are we drinking? In addition to plenty of non-alc refreshments, I wanted to change things up in the cocktail department. 

  • I served alcohol Snow Cones (or you could make Shaved Ice). Everyone went crazy over these, and they were easy to make! For the Snow Cones, I used my blender to crunch up some ice, placed the ice in Snow Cone cups (via Target), and poured a shot or two of Pina Colada or Blueberry Martini (blue & white theme!) over the ice.
  • I also made Cosmo Pops--both were a big hit!
Are you having a summer pool party? Or any party this summer? Do tell in the comments. 
Have a great weekend! I'll be back Monday with even more summer goodies. Love, Elle


  1. Entertaining is fun, especially if its stress free. I have a question, do you have a good exfoliation tip? Maybe you (if you have time) could guest post someday.

  2. I want to attend this party :) It looks so fun and well thought out!

    Have a fantastic weekend!

  3. mmm chicken avocado wraps sound gooooood. i want to go to a pool party! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  4. I don't think we'll be having a pool party this year since my in-law's house is still undergoing renovations. But I would love to attend such a fab affair!

  5. Looks grat! Follow me if you like my blog :)

  6. This party sounds FABULOUS! The food the drinks the decor! Pina Colada snow cones?!?! Yes please!


  7. my last pool party involved kids, so the candles would've not been possible. but thanks for the idea, i'll keep it in mind for next time when it'll just be grown-ups.

  8. I wish I could have attended that amazing party. Sounds fabulous!

  9. This sounds like a great party! And those Chicken Avocado wraps... yum! I'm definitely going to have to make those!

  10. Wow, this sounds like such a fantastic party!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  11. awesome ideas! I love the blue and white theme :)

  12. Snow cones at my rooftop patio party! That's a brilliant and all blue!

    p.s. I'm waiting for my invite to the next fab party of yours!

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  13. Hi there -- thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Hope you had a great weekend!

  14. it's been forever since i've been to a pool party, that sounds amazing!

  15. Sounds like a fabulous party! I'm trying to plan a party at my beach house in July and you're giving me some great ideas...thx!

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