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15 of Summer 2018's Best Pool Floats

photo: Arielle Vey
Whether you’re headed to the beach on a sunny afternoon and want to bring along a floating narwhal, or you’re planning a big backyard bash and want to stuff your pool full of floaties, you're covered with this guide to 2018’s best floats. From group-sized peacock rafts to tiny floating coasters and everything in between, there’s something inflatable for every party style.

Reporter: Alyssa Brown
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Smile Float

Cue up a playlist of your favorite hair bands, stack a beer tower and throw these pearly whites in the pool and you’ve got yourself an 80s glam party that’s sure to be totally tubular.

BUY YOUR FLOAT HERE FOR $70
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Bark Yacht Dog Float

Perfectly sized for a pooch, this little doggie yacht is perfect for Fido to live his best life. And besides, who makes a better pool hang buddy than your pup?

BUY YOUR FLOAT HERE FOR $59
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Floral Swan

When your backyard party calls for a touch of elegance, this floral swan is a total catch. Gift it to a birthday gal or use it as décor for an engagement party at the pool.

BUY YOUR FLOAT HERE FOR $39
Photo: Julia Steyns
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Giant Narwhal

Save a dolphin, ride a narwhal! Take a ride on this giant narwhal next time you’re at the beach and you can ride the waves like you were born in them.

BUY YOUR FLOAT HERE FOR $59
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Rainbow

Okay, this rainbow might win for the best pool accessory for a group. It has cup holders! And it doubles as a volleyball net. What the what. Colorful, huge and functional – all the things you need in a float.

BUY YOUR FLOAT HERE FOR $69
Photo: Arielle Vey
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Rosé

Ain’t no party like a rosé party, y’all. Stock up on every shade of the blushiest wine you can find and fill up a blender with frosé if it’s a super scorcher of a day. And of course, toss this party accessory into the pool for some extra flash.

BUY YOUR FLOAT HERE FOR $28
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Potted Cactus

Take your love for potted plants one step further with this floating cactus in a trendy container. It's floatable, huggable and hardy – finally, a houseplant you won't be able to kill.

BUY YOUR FLOAT HERE FOR $11.99
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Party Bird Island

When you’re floating with a crew, the mega-size 6-person peacock float is a must. Grab a couple, pop them into a local lake and have a water gun fight with friends on the opposing float.

BUY YOUR FLOAT HERE FOR $149
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Heart Drink Floaties

Headed to a bachelorette party weekend by the beach or poolside this summer? Grab a handful of these cute little drink floats to keep the crew “hydrated” while you float.

BUY YOUR FLOATS HERE FOR $12
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Mahina Mermaid MerFun Mermaid Flipper

Slip on a mask and these mermaid fins and head down under the sea for a day of snorkeling and embracing your inner fish.

BUY YOUR FIN HERE FOR $100
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Broken Heart Floats

Perfect for your upcoming getaway with your besties, this sweetheart float is fit for a day full of lounging, soaking up rays and sipping on piña coladas.

BUY YOUR FLOAT HERE FOR $29.99
Photo: iHart Toys
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Llama Float

Okay, okay. Here’s an idea. How about a bachelor vs. bachelorette pool party water balloon fight where each team is assigned a pool float animal? You could totally go straight into attack mode while riding a llama.

BUY YOUR FLOAT HERE FOR $79.95
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Ice Cream Sandwich

As the heat pumps up this summer, we’re seriously considering throwing an epic ice cream party. Anybody up for snacking on homemade ice cream sandwiches and lounging around a rooftop pool? We’ll bring the floats.

BUY YOUR FLOAT HERE FOR $24.99
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Weed Float

Cue up Snoop Dogg on the speakers and invite your friends over for a low-key hang poolside with this weed float.

BUY YOUR FLOAT HERE FOR $50
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Money Float

Dolla dolla bills, y’all. Why float on water when you can float on money. The best place to use this bad boy? Vegas, of course. Flight not included with purchase.

BUY YOUR FLOAT HERE OR $43.50

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