The fireworks, BBQs and that timeless red, white and blue color palette — Fourth of July is without a doubt one of our favorite holidays! So, we couldn’t wait to light up the sparklers and get in on the overall festiveness of the occasion by throwing a patriotic pool party with Teavana, whose cool and fruity summer iced tea blends make for the ultimate thirst quenching iced beverage. Camille even whipped up a few cocktails (served from her traveling bar cart — a classic Radio Flyer red wagon) and popsicles using the tasty tea brews as the key ingredient. Click through for a special discount offer from Teavana on Slide 19!
photography by wynn myers
Party guests were greeted by a bar cart where we served up Sweet Berry Green Tea Mojitos using Teavana’s Blackberry Mojito Green Tea as the key ingredient.
Camille set the mood for the fun day that awaited the gals in attendance with this modern patriotic invitation. Throw your own 4th of July soirée, and download the printable invitation here!
Party guests could pour their own cocktail from an already mixed pitcher or make up a concoction all their own. Served on its own (without the Rum), Teavana’s Blackberry Mojito Green Tea is a refreshing flavored green tea that perfectly captures the Latin-inspired minty mojito cocktail by combining succulent blackberries and raspberries with a spearmint kick.
Festivities got under way with fun pool props like hula hoops, beach balls and American flag paddle balls!
Jessi takes in the stunning view from Camille’s pool.
We channeled a laid-back nautical vibe on the table with a mix of shells, hydrangeas and a bowl of fresh berries. For a similar look, get creative with what you may already have around the house — driftwood, white candles, and any souvenirs from past beach vacations would fit in perfectly!
We used Teavana’s Modern Iced Tea Maker, the matte stainless steel top, that houses the brewing chamber which then empties into the glass carafe full of ice below.
- When making iced tea, we double the amount of tea used in order to make a tea concentrate which ensures the flavor of the tea will not dilute when poured over ice. This Modern Iced Teamaker is perfect for entertaining since it brews the tea and allows you to serve right out of it.
- Add sweetener to the pitcher instead of inside the infuser. This will allow the sugar to fully dissolve for consistent sweetness in each cup.
- Place the tea leaves into the top portion along with hot water, replace the lid, then follow brewing instructions for the specific tea. Turn the plastic top, dispensing the hot tea onto the ice below. The tea leaves are kept separate in the reservoir and the beautiful color of the tea is displayed in the glass carafe below.
Camille heads back to join the party with her new batch of mojitos and Raspberry Limeade Tea that features a beautiful mix of berries blended with a burst of lime.
There’s nothing better than sunning with your gal pals poolside on the best summer holiday there is!
Take a leap — Robyn gets ready to take a dip in the pool.
The 14-ounce Kiran Tea Glasses kept beverages cold no matter how much the temperature was rising.
Made of Borosilicate glass, the double-walled Kiran Tea tumblers are perfect for hot or iced tea, and the ridges provide an interesting design element as well as a comfortable grip. It was impossible to pick a favorite flavor, but the Youthberry Wild Orange Blossom and Strawberry Blush Rosé were two that topped our list.
This burlap bunting we found on Etsy served as a photo backdrop and lounge area during the party.
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