Here's Why Inflatable Pools Should Replace Your Coolers This Summer

We think these mini pools are the functional and stylish secret to summer entertaining.

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June 26, 2019
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A great summer party has two key elements: great food and fun decor. And, truthfully, we believe that there are far too many adorable, fruit-adorned serveware options out there to be eating your meals on plain old paper plates, anyway. But, there is one category of summer entertaining that always falls short of aesthetically pleasing: the cooler. No matter how functional, coolers rarely match the summer motif you're trying to achieve — and, if they do, they're probably going to cost you a pretty penny.

Enter: La Vaca’s Minnidip Pool collection from Target. You're probably wondering what a mini inflatable pool has to do with keeping your beers cold. Well, we're glad you asked.

Offered in a variety of summer patterns (including fun, food-themed prints like watermelon and lemon) these mini pools are actually coolers from Minnidip (a "designer inflatable pool" company), which hold up to 24 drinks at a time.

We're not trying to tell you what to serve at your next party, but if you're looking for some insperation on what to fill your adorable mini cooler with this summer, we've got some ideas below.

1. Soda

Yeah, it’s basic, but is there a cuter way to keep your soda nice and cool? We didn’t think so.

For the 21+ crowd, chill your IPAs, spiked seltzers and even bottles of rosé in one of these adorable pools.

The Minnidip inflatable pools are the PERFECT way to protect your favorite packaged chips and chocolate chip cookies from melting in the hot summer sun.

Host the pool party of a lifetime by stocking your pool with different flavors of Jell-O shots. Just be sure to add lids to those lil cups.

The best part of summer? Indulging in your favorite frozen tubes… and cutting your mouth on the plastic in the process.

Capri Sun, Kool Aid Bursts, Sunny Delight, Hi-C and Yoo Hoo. Need we say more?

’90s kids know that it wasn’t truly summer until you ripped off the top of your itty-bitty ice cream up and scooped out a bite with the wooden spoon. No ice cream party is complete without an inflatable pool filled with these cute cups.

8. Gushers

Is there anything worse than warm Gushers? If the package gets too hot, the yummy fruit juice can leak out of the chewy shell, creating a sticky mess. Keep ‘em cool and throw ‘em in the pool.

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