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Check Out This Genius Way to Chill Drinks for Your Next Backyard Party

Take your next backyard party to the next level with this creative way to keep drinks cold.

By Caroline Stanko, Associate Digital Editor

Soda bottles in a pink and yellow stripped, blow-up kiddie pool along with blue water balloons to keep them cool



One of summer's best pastimes is a big backyard party filled with friends and family, potluck favorites and... a dirty cooler? Nah. When you want to chill lots of drinks quick, try this oh-so-cute water balloon hack.

All you need is a pack of standard water balloons, a blow-up kiddie pool and the beverages of your choice, from soda to beer (or, if you're feeling fancy, some wire bail bottles of freshly made lemonade).



How It's Done:

Fill your water balloons with water from your sink or hose. Freeze them on a cookie sheet for at least four hours, or until frozen solid. (Freezing on a sheet helps them keep their shape.)

When the party's about to start, get those beverages chilled. Set up a kiddie pool on the deck or yard. Alternate adding the frozen balloons and beverages, so no one has to dig around to find their favorite.

Voila! You're all set to have the best party on the block.

Get creative with this hack. Graduation party? Use balloons in the school's colors! Backyard wedding? Use some metal pails or buckets, rather than a kiddie pool.

Our absolute favorite part: get your kids to help with clean up the next morning by having a water balloon fight using the melted balloons!

So get ready to kick back, relax and enjoy your new favorite party trick filled with the best summer drinks.