Poolside Holidays

We know the traditional picture of the holiday season involves snow and fireplaces and layers upon layers of winter clothing. But if you’re spending the season in southwest Florida, there’s no reason to pretend it’s 50 below outside. First, have Bahama Blue technicians clean and balance your pool so it’s just right for entertaining.

Then, invite the neighbors over, take pictures to make your Northern relatives jealous, and have yourself a merry little poolside holiday.

Need cocktail ideas? The Madras (orange juice, cranberry juice, and vodka) has serious tropical-holiday vibes. Or for something next-level festive, check out Bobby Flay’s orange-cranberry margarita. And there are plenty more holiday-tropical cocktail ideas from Coastal Living here.

Food-centric holiday celebrations in Florida mean fantastic barbecue opportunities, and there’s no reason your holiday bird needs to see the inside of an oven in this weather. Epicurious can show you how to grill a whole turkey, or you can take a gander at Traeger Grills’ comprehensive Thanksgiving guide.

Of course, you’ll need entertainment. No need to worry about water damage when you play your playlist through a JLab Audio Crasher XL splashproof bluetooth speaker. Or you can catch the game without getting out of the pool with a weatherproof TV.

And at the end of the day, when it’s time to just kick back and enjoy the lanai, make sure you’ve got comfortable, stylish poolside furniture to enjoy the season under the stars.

This is what the holidays look like in Sarasota-Manatee, and you never have to shovel a single driveway.

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