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How To Tips For an Amazing Independence Day Pool Party This Summer

Here’s how to throw a fun summer BBQ party at Windshire Terrace in Middletown, CT, this Fourth of July. Use our amenities, including a resort-style pool, BBQ stations, and a picnic area. 

Pool Party Prep

Begin having fun before the party even starts by creating festive invitations. Choose a theme: 1950s Americana, period costumes (e.g., Patriots vs. Loyalists), and Luaus are popular summer themes. For some inspiring BBQ party invitation ideas, check out these from

Inflatable flags and other red, white, and blue floats and pool toys will bring your party together. Don’t forget you’ll also have to play DJ, so try to get your hands on a waterproof speaker and a great summer/Fourth of July playlist. 

BBQ for The Fourth

Burgers and dogs never fail as crowd pleasers, but don’t forget to include vegetarian options, including veggie burgers and veggie dogs. 

If you want to try something different on the grill this year, try kabobs from around the globe. Like Asian food? Try chunks of chicken on a skewer with peppers & onions. Add a teriyaki drizzle or soy sauce marinade. You can also go Hawaiian, Greek, or Middle-Eastern with these recipes from

A sweet fruit salad can be the perfect July 4th dessert by making it with patriotic colors: strawberries, blueberries, and mini marshmallows. And any summer party would be remiss without watermelon, cut however you like it.  

For snacks, it’s good to have a combination of healthy and junk food: refreshing salads and sweet fruits alongside salty chips and thick dips to replenish electrolytes. 

What to Drink

It’s best to fill two coolers with ice: one for beer and one for soft drinks. And why not try to get a floating bar, so party-goers don’t have to leave the water? 

For the adults, summertime’s favorite cocktails – mojitos and margaritas – can be dressed up in red, white, and blue. And remember, you can make any cocktail virgin.

Check out these Lazy Summer Poolside Cocktails from

Windshire Terrace is a great pet-friendly location for your summer pool party and bbq in Middletown, CT, this July. With poolside grills, picnic benches, a playground, and a dog park, none of your guests will be left out. 

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