WENDY’S PICKS: Summer Pool Party Faves!

Chicagoans are just getting into the swing of summer in July and the time has never seemed so right to plan a pool party! Throw on a pair of white jeans, add a cube to your Mojito, and check out the list of these essentials for your memorable event. Just add friends!

Cheers and Happy Summer to Our friends!


SUIT UP – First, you’ll need a bikini, hat and the rest to look your best! Contact our fave stylist Juli@trunkclub.com from Trunk Club and she’ll fix you right up.


FESTIVE NAPKINS – Plan to have lots of festive imprinted napkins on hand from local Pulp and Ink. Feel free to create your own messages or have owner Colin Falco develop a bespoke house monogram for you. Call for prices.


GLASS CONVERSATION STARTER –  Ariel Glassware is perfect for cocktail hour. A crafted cocktail tastes better in a handblown glass directly from that warm weather playground, San Miguel Allende, Mexico.


GO BLUE – You’ll need stacks of indigo napkins to serve snacks throughout the pool season. Natural sustainable hand-dyed indigo is perfect for summer to keep your outdoor table looking both casual and sophisticated. Available here at The Storied Table :: ALLIE


LIGHT AND FLUFFY LETTERS – Arrange for some creative skywriting to entertain your guests. They’ll look up to you (LOL).


GET CRAFTY  – Why not try some unique DIY pool décor?  So much more creative than anything you will find in the stores.


CLASSY COCKTAIL – Mix up a Spritz (click for recipe!) to welcome arriving guests. They will thank you for being so trendy.


FUN & GAMES – Once the party gets started, keep the energy going and indulge your guests’ competitive streak with a Floating Pong Tiki Table. $84.99.


SOAK UP THE SUN – Dry off with a Nomadix Towel which you can purchase from Grommet. Not just any towel, this one is super absorbent, 100% recycled and you will support an independent maker. $54.95.


ITTY BITTY – Behind the scenes, Entertaining Company will be working to delight your guests with surprisingly delicious morsels, miniaturized, for easy pool side snacking.