Summer is finally here and while Social Distancing is still a thing, let’s pretend like it isn’t for just a sec and fantasize about throwing a dynamite pool party with the best and brightest stars from our favorite romance novels on the guest list.
Hazel Bradford from Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
Starting off with a bang here, because honestly no party is complete without the hilarious and adorable train wreck that is Hazel Bradford. This chick knows how to party. She would be the best at coming up with games that are actually fun and sure, she would probably need to have Josh there to keep an eye on her, but I can’t think of anyone I’d rather have coaching me through a beer chugging contest. Clear the dance floor, because Hazel won’t even need to be intoxicated to bust out the moves!
Knox Gentry from The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn
Okay so Knox would probably give off more frat party/rager vibes but he’s also an adorably sweet gentleman and could definitely balance being the life of the party while also making sure you’re safe, and mixing in some water and carbs in between pounding White Claws.
Lucy Hutton from The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
No party is complete without your adorably weird friend who would bring delicious homegrown strawberries, make sure everyone’s drink is always refreshed, and set your drunk cousin straight when he’s getting a little handsy.
The White House Trio from Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Yo, these three know how to have a good time! Sure, it would be kind of awkward to have secret service agents at your backyard pool party in the burbs, but you know they would bring the best host gifts (aka the expensive booze) and make sure the eleventh hour drunk karaoke happens and is LIT.
Violet Hall from Pucked by Helena Hunting
Violet is that friend who you are 99.9% certain will go hard right out the gate, get super wasted and hit on your dad, say the most inappropriate and cringy things, puke in various spots around your house, and pass out in your bed before 10pm. But you love watching her spiral and couldn’t imagine a party without her.
Xeni & Mason from Xeni by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Every party needs your girl who will post up and have drinks brought to her while holding the most honest, albeit drunk, and thought provoking conversations. Xeni is that girl. And the fact that she would bring her bagpipe playing beast of a Scottish husband to offer some casual background music is just an added bonus
Laura Jean Covey & Peter Kavinsky from the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han
Okay Laura Jean is an actual gem and any party would be lucky to have her grace its presence, but also, we need the baked goods and she is the QUEEN of baked goods! Peter is purely eye candy.
Ash from The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
Now, hear me out. A lot of people would probably cast Ash as the party pooper, but I beg to differ. While he would probably show up late and would certainly criticize your snack options, every party needs your super boujee and extra AF friend making fun of everyone from his post in the corner and grumbling wordy insults under his breath.
Alexa from The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
I mean, your girl carries wine and cheese in her purse. Need I say more?
Ryan & Jamie from the Him series by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
And finally, your single friends will hate you for this, but it is the rules according to the laws that every party guest list must include the couple that is so beautiful, so perfect for each other, and so makes everyone want to puke.