A Red and Turquoise Pool Party

Kennedy had a few friends over for a start-of-summer pool party yesterday.  I set up a simple snack and beverage station in red and turquoise.  I love those colors together and they’re perfect colors for a pool party … the table looked great against the color of the water.

The new blue floral Duck Brand Duck Tape was a huge inspiration for the party.  With the hibiscus flowers, it just screams summer.

I made a duct tape banner for the front of the table …

… and hung red and white beach balls from the umbrella over the table.

I served two flavors of Italian soda {red, of course} and wrapped them in duct tape.

The water bottles got duct tape labels as well.  Duct tape is one of my favorite things to wrap around water bottles because, unlike a paper label, it repels the water and stays intact.  With all the great prints available in duct tape, you can match any party theme.

I also added pieces of duct tape to the cups and set a Sharpie nearby.  The girls wrote their names on the duct tape labels to avoid cup swapping.

I served watermelon skewers and strawberries {red!} …

… and polka dot bags filled with snack mix.  My Coke crate made yet another appearance at a party … I love this thing!  

Turquoise plates and red napkins were held down with rocks {a little natural element I use at a lot of outdoor parties} …

… and licorice “pool noodles” …

… and minty “life savers” were served in containers embellished with paper and duct tape.  The paper was cut on one edge with a paper punch.

The girls swam and talked and laughed and had good girl time.  It was a great kick-off to summer!

Duck Brand Duck Tape provided the duct tape used at this party.  No compensation was given for this review and all opinions are my own.


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I’m Randi, a wife and stay-at-home mom of five kids, ranging from preschool to high school. I love strong coffee, craft and DIY projects, my planner, my laptop, and my big ol’ family. When I’m not creating something for my blog, I can be found in the car, running kids from one place to another. I’m the one knitting at the red light.


  1. I love it! You are full of inspiration. What a great way to kick off summer! Happy playing!

  2. super cute – love that banner – I just bought some the other day to whip up something similar. I got a cute turquoise and red stripey version from wally world – oh the possibilities!

  3. The banner is awesome… I wish we had all those fun duct tape patterns available here! I also love that punch that you used on the labels – what one is it? Great party :)

  4. Love all of the uses for duct tape!!! SMART! TFS

  5. SOOOO cute, Randi!!

  6. Super cute pool party!

  7. wow what a fantastic looking party

  8. SUPER CUTE! Crossing my fingers you’ll share at my party! Saturdays at Seven!

    XO, Aimee

  9. Love all the ways you used the tape!

  10. Such cute ideas! I want to join in on your next pool party! Thank you again for sharing on our Summer BBQ Bash!

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