We could all use a little fun this summer, right?

From firing up the BBQ to enjoying your signature cocktail with a sunset-cabana-toast by the pool, we know you can’t wait to entertain in your backyard again. 

That’s why we’ve curated a list of entertainment resources, designed to help you to plan the best get-together of the year – whether just for your family, or your extended bubble. 

Pool Accessories

If you’re investing in a Pool Craft pool this summer, don’t forget just how important your design will be. For those who love entertaining, consider investing into some of these fun, HGTV ‘must-have’ pool accessories.

  • Pool Lighting
  • Water Features
  • Slides 
  • Fire Pit

We also suggest ordering some stylish pool floaties, like these ones featured in Mashable. Who wouldn’t want an inflatable swan or floating island? 

Patio Essentials 

When it comes to patio essentials that go beyond Pool Craft landscaping, Canadian Designer Jillian Harris has a top five list we love. Discover all of her expert tips on:

  1. Outdoor Pillows, Blankets, & Rugs 
  2. Patio String Lights
  3. Platters
  4. Patio Tables 
  5. Sound Systems 

Create a magical setting everyone will love!

Big BBQ Hits 

Looking to make your backyard cookout the talk of the neighborhood? We’ve got you covered. Kristin Sutter from Taste of Home has created the ultimate guide for sizzlin summer BBQ ideas like:

  • Steak Kabobs
  • Spinach Tomato Burgers
  • Jalapeno-Lime Chicken 
  • Frozen Banana Split Pie 

We can smell it now…MMMMM.

Which will you cook up first?

Backyard Cocktails & Mocktails 

In this hot weather, you need a cool drink to help you beat the heat. And for adults, a little splash of vodka or rum might be the key to truly chilling out in this pandemic. 

For your ice-cold, fruit-drink inspiration, we’ve tracked down some of the most delicious cocktail and mocktail recipes from brit.co:

  • Blueberry Ginger Cooler
  • Honey Blackberry Mint Mocktails
  • Hibiscus Iced Tea Sparkler
  • Kiwi Mojito Mocktail

Cheers to you, and cheers to summer!