Mood board: Pool party

Mood Board-DayHeather Sewell Day of The Red Cake Event Planning shares her inspiration.  

Under cover

A vinyl tablecloth is an outdoor party must. I picked this one up on a trip to Mexico and use it constantly. It’s a fun pop of color at any party and super easy to clean.

Sneak preview

Your first impression is always the strongest, and a fabulous invitation always sets the right mood. Screaming Shih-Tzu Productions does all of my invites—snail mail still rules.

 Glow on

As the sun sets on your backyard soiree, it’s always nice to have colorful lighting to keep the party rollin’.

 Eye spy

I never leave the house without a pair of big fun sunglasses, and a basket of them for pool party props is a fun addition. Time Warp always has the coolest.

Summer grooves

I love to bust out the turntable and let my guests rummage through our collection for their favorite poolside tunes.

Sweet sippers

I like to make a signature drink to go with the theme of my party, and serving them in a fun set of vintage Libby glassware with a hibiscus pattern is as good as it gets. Can’t you just taste the frozen mojitos?