Poolside Cocktails

 Drink Stirrers from Jenn & Jules Designs

Drink Stirrers from Jenn & Jules Designs

  GoFloats Inflatable Floatmingo next to Miren Inflatable Palm Island Drink Holders

GoFloats Inflatable Floatmingo next to Miren Inflatable Palm Island Drink Holders

  GoFloats Inflatable Floatmingo

GoFloats Inflatable Floatmingo

 GoFloats Inflatable Floatmingo

GoFloats Inflatable Floatmingo

While temperatures are getting cooler in most places, this gift is for a birthday girl that will have an opportunity to enjoy some poolside cocktails this winter! I know the birthday gal likes to mix drinks for friends, so I first found cute flamingo, pineapple and palm tree drink stirrers from Etsy Shop, Jenn & Jules Designs. They were great to work with. You can order their shapes in several color choices. I didn't see a listing for exactly what I wanted, so I messaged them and they were very accommodating. I would definitely order from Jenn & Jules Designs again! 

Floating coasters looked like a fun way to complement the tropical drink stirrers! There are several shapes and manufacturers to choose from. Because the drink stirrers come in a package of six, I looked for six coasters as well. I knew I wanted a flamingo, so I started with this pack of 3 Floatmingo Drink Holders from GoFloats. While there are packages of six floating coasters and more, I thought it would be more fun to have two different shapes with two packs of three. These Floatmingo Drink Holders from GoFloats earned high reviews, and I liked their shape compared to other options. Because there were also palm trees in the drink stirrers, I looked for a floating palm tree beverage holder. Again, there were several options to choose from. I liked that the palm tree in this pack of 3 from Miren was taller than other options, and they also earned high reviews. After receiving both floats, I realized that while both the Floatmingo from GoFloats and the Inflatable Palm Island Drink Holder from Miren appear to hold the same cup size (both will fit a Solo cup) the inflated area around the drink is smaller on the Miren Inflatable Palm Island Drink Holders (about 6.75 inch diameter) than the GoFloats Floatmingo (about 8 inch diameter). Because of its size, the Flamingo holder from GoFloats seems more substantial, like it won't tip as easily. Whether this is true, I don't know, so I will have to wait for my gift recipient to report back to me with the results. However, if I were to purchase these again, I may consider the palm trees from GoFloats as well. See the links in the text or below for purchasing information!

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  Miren Inflatable Palm Island Drink Holders

Miren Inflatable Palm Island Drink Holders

  Photos by Erin Napolitano

Photos by Erin Napolitano

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