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23 Ways To Throw The Most Instagramable Pool Party This Summer

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Summer is here and we couldn’t be more excited! I love love love traveling but when I’m at home I try to get together with my girls as much as I can. The best way to do that and stay cool in Georgia is gathering around the pool! If you’re looking for a good way to get together with the girls, and pool it this summer, check out our list below! We’re sharing 23 tips to help you throw the most instagramable pool party this summer!

 

Want to throw an epic summertime pool party to connect with friends this summer? Check out our 23 tips to help you throw the most instagramable pool party this summer!

 

Dr Pepper photoshoot pool party summer travel blogger

 

  1. Dr Pepper

Make sure to have refreshing drinks like Dr Pepper by the pool this summer. #PickYourPepper from any #Walmart, pack a cooler, and head to the pool!

When you buy any Dr Pepper 6/15-8/15 this summer at Walmart, you can upload your receipt here to get the prizes featured in this blog post and/or other prizes like:

Spend $5, get a unicorn beverage holder inflatable

Spend $10, get a Walmart e-Gift Card worth $5

Spend $20, get a 6 pack can/bottle holder with ice pack

Spend $40, get a Dr Pepper bottle shaped pool float

Dr Pepper photoshoot pool party summer travel blogger

 

  1. Dope Swimsuits

One pieces are my new favorite and, as my friends say, I love things with words on them so the ‘Dope’ and ‘Squad’ one pieces are right up my alley.

Dr Pepper photoshoot pool party summer travel blogger

  1. Flower Crown Headbands or Bandanas

Just something to keep your hair from getting frizzy when it dries and to keep it out of your eyes when your hair is wet.  I also pack a little bit of conditioner to keep my hair from getting dry in the sun.

  1. An Amazing Tan

We like to have a good pre-tan going before we hit the pool.  Our girl Tori from a local tanning boutique is always great for this because she comes to my house to do the whole squad at once!

  1. Delicate Jewelry + Cuff

We love wearing a few delicate pieces of jewelry to the pool. Our go-to are the pineapple necklaces, heart earrings and cuff.

Dr Pepper photoshoot pool party summer travel blogger

  1. Matte Longwear Lipstick

I love love love bright fun colors, especially for a pool party but they need to be long wear to last all day in the sun and pool.

Dr Pepper photoshoot pool party summer travel blogger

  1. Fruit (and snacks)

Fruit that’s fun to eat and to Instagram! We always go with pineapples and watermelon. But, you’re also going to want to bring some actual snacks to eat like goldfish.

  1. Instagramable Pool Floats

Go ahead and spend $40 on Dr Pepper at Walmart so you can get our favorite Dr Pepper pool float! Make sure you have an electric pool float pump to make blowing up all those floats way faster.

Dr Pepper photoshoot pool party summer travel blogger

  1. Drone

It just takes your party pics to the next level. I’m super obsessed with my drone and try to use it whenever I can.

Dr Pepper photoshoot pool party summer travel blogger

  1. Beach Towels

The huge black and white stripe towels are my favorite…but round beach towels are always great too!

  1. Sunscreen

Because protecting your skin is a must!

  1. Pool + Hot tub

Or some body of water! If you can’t make it work, go old school with some sprinklers, slip n slide, or inflatable pool.

Dr Pepper photoshoot pool party summer travel blogger

  1. Photographer

Let’s get real. You’ll be in the pool so having someone take your pictures is a must. Our #VGBsquad photog is Jennifer Oetting Photography. You can also try asking a stranger or a friend but make sure you frame up your shot and let them know exactly what you want it to look like.  If that’s not your thing setting up a tripod is your best bet! You can use a remote to take pics, set up a video and just freeze frame the shots you want, set a timer, or use time lapse photo mode.

Dr Pepper photoshoot pool party summer travel blogger

  1. Puppy Dogs

Because who doesn’t want their fur baby in a photo.

  1. Floppy Hats

By the pool they need to be thin and lightweight. Nude and tan colors work best to keep the heat away.

Dr Pepper photoshoot pool party summer travel blogger

  1. Ball Caps

  2. Beach Balls

It’s always nice to have something fun to play with in the pool. You can even get emoji baby beach balls.

  1. Balloons

If you’re really going for a fun Instagram photo then blow up those balloons, baby, and throw them in the pool. Bonus, you can fill up any extra ones with water and throw them at everyone. Talk about a cute boomerang! Grab the ones from Walmart in the party section.

Dr Pepper photoshoot pool party summer travel blogger

  1. Friends

Obviously you have to have your squad there!

Dr Pepper photoshoot pool party summer travel blogger

  1. Speakers

Blue tooth, wireless, waterproof, and loud! Might want to bring a backup phone charger or battery pack just in case.

  1. Shades

Always, always, always have a pair of dope sunglasses.

Dr Pepper photoshoot pool party summer travel blogger

  1. Cooler

A cooler is a must to keep your Dr Pepper cold! You can use cooler bags, inflatable ones, buckets, or something extra fancy that has wheels and a blender attachment. Your choice.

Dr Pepper photoshoot pool party summer travel blogger

  1. Goodies from Walmart and more Dr Pepper!

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I hope you’re staying cool this Summer! Share your favorite shots with us by tagging us on Instagram or using #VGBsquad on all of your social media pics!

Photos by Jennifer Oetting Photography

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