Poolside Must-Haves

In San Diego, it’s already feeling like summer. I use any reason I can to lounge pool-side. Whether you’re lucky to have your own pool or live at an apartment or condo complex that has a community pool, invite a few of your ladies over to cool down and enjoy the sun rays with these pool essentials.

  • DIY Lemonade Bar: Provide fun mix-ins like infused simple syrups. Lavender or rose infused syrups are great for lemonade as well as fresh berries. Add fun with crazy straws and make sure you don’t forget the ice!

  • Beach balls: Everyone is up for a little competition when it comes to pool volleyball, but make sure no one goes Ben Stiller on anyone — use beach balls instead.

  • Plenty of water and sunscreen: Make sure your guests stay hydrated and protected by having extra on hand.

  • Frozen chocolate dipped bananas: A simple treat to make. All you need are bananas and a bag of chocolate chips. Cut bananas to desired size, whether it be popables or in half so you can put them on popsicle sticks. Melt chocolate and dip bananas, laying the dipped bananas on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Freeze.

  • Cucumber slices: Spruce up water with cucumber slices just like the spas do. Cut enough slices to put on your eyes and rest while you lay out.