Firstly, the key to almost every party, is a smashing playlist and speakers, and these wireless waterproof ones are perfect. Blasting a playlist similar to this one in a recent post, will require party lights and lots of cocktails to diminish any embarrassing dancing. Speaking of cocktails, Pimms is a must, plenty of tequila and vodka for the party gooers reliving their freshers year, and a bit of my fave; sex on the beach.
Bunting, fairy lights, plastic cups, straws, and deck chairs are a must, as well as the less glamorous such as bin bags and kitchen roll.
Cleaning the pool is such a chore, but a leafy pool isn't that enticing (surprising huh?) so this will also be a prior engagement, as well as sweeping the patio and wiping down tables and chairs. I can see this set up taking a fair few hours, but I know it will be worth it. Think red cup American style jock party, minus the skinny minnies and jocks and throw in some English weather and an obese cat.
All I'll have left to do is search high and low for a bikini that actually genuinely seriously properly fits (never happened), primp and prime my toes and fingers, shave moisturise and fake tan, and provide a basket of towels, jumpers, coats, and wooly hats. What would your perfect party be?