The Perfect Pool Party

Unfortunately the summer is winding down so why not make your last Pool Party the best one yet? Below you'll find some easy D.I.Y. decor as well as some easy go to recipes that will make your pool party unforgettable.


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Add some Fun, Style and Flair to your pool by getting a cool floatie! These floaties can be found at Kotula's for a bargain.


Create Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches! Recipe provided below (adapted from Mom On Timeout)

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb pork loin roast
  • 12 oz can of root beer (your favorite)
  • 18 oz bottle barbecue sauce (your favorite)
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • coleslaw

How to:

  1. Place pork in slow cooker.
  2. Pour root beer over the pork.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours or until it shreds easily with two forks.
  4. Remove pork and shred it using two forks.
  5. Drain liquid from slow cooker.
  6. Return shredded pork to slow cooker and stir in barbecue sauce.
  7. Continue heating on low for an additional 30 minutes.
  8. Serve on hamburger buns with coleslaw if desired.

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Make Beach Ball Cake Pops! Recipe provided below (adapted from Totally Love It).

What You'll Need:

  • 1 box cake mix (bake as directed)
  • 1 18 oz can of frosting
  • Wax paper
  • Baking sheet
  • White candy coating
  • Heatproof plastic bowl
  • Toothpicks
  • Corn syrup
  • Small brush
  • Yellow, red, green and blue sanding sugar
  • Blue confetti sprinkles
  • Styrofoam block

How to: 

1. Bake cake as directed on box for a 9 X 13 cake. Cool completely and crumble into a large bowl.
2. Mix up to 3/4 of a can of frosting into the cake crumbs using a large spoon. You won’t need the rest.
3. Roll mixture into 1.25-inch balls and place on a wax paper covered baking sheet. You can also use an ice cream scoop and then roll the balls.
4. Place cake balls in the freezer for about 15 minutes so they will firm up. Then transfer them to the refrigerator to remain chilled and avoid freezing.
5. Melt white candy coating in a heatproof plastic bowl so that the coating is at least three to four inches deep for easier dipping. Melt in the microwave in 30-second intervals on low, stirring in between. Repeat until melted and smooth.
6. Dip the tip of a lollipop stick into the melted white candy coating and insert stick into the cake ball. Dip the entire cake pop into the bowl of melted candy coating. Dip and remove in one motion without stirring. Make sure the entire cake ball is covered. If your coating is too thick, you can add a little vegetable oil to help thin it and make it easier to work with.
7. Remove and allow any excess coating to fall off the pop and back in the bowl and place in a Styrofoam block to dry.
8. When dry, use a toothpick to draw or lightly etch two perpendicular lines starting at the top of the cake pop. Draw the lines straight down the sides. Then draw two more perpendicular lines, so that you have eight equal sections. Brush off any white chocolate shavings.
9. Use a small brush to apply a thin layer of corn syrup to one section of the cake pop and dip in yellow sanding sugar. Repeat so all of the pops have yellow sections. Use a toothpick to clean up any edges and brush off any sanding sugar that gets on the exposed white sections of the pop. Repeat with the red, green and blue sections of the beach ball.
10. Use a toothpick to dot white candy coating on top of the pop and place a blue confetti sprinkle to finish off the Beach Ball look. Let dry completely and enjoy!


Add some colorful plates, cups, utensils, table cloths, buckets