Pool Party

Shark Week: Bait

If you are going to have a successful Shark Week party, you are going to need to put some creative effort into your food and drink options! A Shark Week party has to have fun, shark-themed food! And you will have so much fun planning your party menu with your kids!

We've done some of the leg work for you with our Pinterest board:


Shark Week Party


No excuses needed to have a party during Shark Week! Celebrate a birthday or just celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Shark Week!

Here are 30 fun Shark Party ideas:

1. Create a list of 30 shark facts

2. Dress like sharks and minnows for your party

3. Show the movie Jaws at night and have a dive in pool party to watch it

4. Pin the fin on the shark game!

5. A shark book collection should be on display for little minds to check out

6. Play shark music

7. Stream Shark Week programming 

8. Buy lots of gummy sharks and use them in drinks and on cupcakes and cakes

9. Red kool-aid in the pool for blood

10. Have shark treats (see Pinterest board for ideas)

11. Cocktails and Mocktails with a shark theme (see Pinterest board)

12. Grill up some Mako Shark!

13. Serve Fish & Chips

14. Have a Shark Week Photo Booth 

15. Decorate shark cookies (find shark cookie cutter)

16. Hang jelly fish lights from the ceiling!

17. Dress like a shark!

18. Create Shark Signage: Beware of Sharks! No Sharks in the Pool! Shark Infested Water!

19. Hand out shark teeth necklaces!

20. Have a flipper party--everyone wears flippers! We've got flippers in stock!

21. Play Shark Trivia!

22. Play Shark Jeopardy! 

23. Watermelon carved like a shark!

24. Make ice cubes out of red punch and put a gummy shark in the ice cube squares

25. Decorate a fin contest!

26. Put lots of Landshark Beer on ice (and designate a driver)

27. Dive for sharks! Throw some plastic mini sharks in the pool!

28. Swedish Fish in dishes all around the pool!

29. Shark drawing contest!

30. Shark crafts!

We'll be back tomorrow with some Shark Week food ideas...


30th Anniversary of Shark Week


Shark Week 2018 begins on July 22nd!!! Are you ready? We are! All this month leading up until the debut on July 22nd, we will be posting Shark Week ideas for you to get your kids or your grandchildren having all kinds of shark fun in your backyard and pool!

Here are just a few ideas to get you thinking about Shark Week:


We'll be back tomorrow with some Shark Week Party Ideas!


In the Spirit


Summer is in full swing and we have got some ways to usher it in with creative cocktails and poolside entertaining options! 


There are plenty of options these days for cocktail mixers. From organic specialty ingredients to ready to blend mixes, there are so many options that will help the bartender in you become the "mixologist" all of your friends will be raving about after your party!

Here are a few mixers that we thought were worth a try:

There are also many mixers that have few or no calories, something your guests will like if they are watching their weight this summer:

Using a variety of unique EP Henry pavers and hardscape materials, a built in kitchen with a bar is essential for your backyard paradise if you love to entertain! Your friends can pull up to the bar and socialize while you grill and prepare meals. With a built in sink, ice maker and fridge, there is really no need to keep going back into your house to prepare your meal! Keep in mind that if you are looking to renovate your pool area, Tim and our creative team can incorporate an outside bar area into your design. Check out these beautiful outdoor kitchens with a bar area:


No outdoor kitchen and bar area yet? Having a built in bar is not an option for everyone. No worries, here are a few temporary, portable options for all of your poolside entertaining--just click on the image to see it on Amazon:

Don't forget to always use plastic drinkware around your pool! Of course Amazon has so many to choose from, but we found quite a few unique options for using nonbreakable drinkware that still looks fun yet classy:

Don't forget the cocktail accessories:

Next time you have your friends gathered for a pool party, make sure you collect the car keys before you serve up any of these tasty cocktails! We've pinned some mocktails for the designated driver, too!

Check out all the cocktails and mocktails on our Pinterest board: