As the colder months are subsiding, more and more people are resorting to outdoor locations to host social gatherings. Whether it is patio, porch, backyard deck, or a swimming pool, it is fun to take advantage of the summer weather and have a gala time with your favorite people.
Throwing a pool party is a great way to get everyone out of their busy routines and enjoy playing in open water pools getting some fresh air. And the best part, you can keep your kids busy for hours while you are chit chatting around with your guests.
However, just like other parties, a pool party also has to be planned ahead of time so you make an unforgettable memory for everyone. Here are some amazing tips to help you organize a pool party with ease and perfection –
Everything starts with detailed planning where you make a list of everything you need to accomplish the whole task. In the initial stage, you need to figure the day and the time when it won’t be hot or raining. Also, you would need to consider the working schedule of your guests so that you can choose a date when all of them can be available. Evening time and weekends are the most suitable in that case.
Next step involves finding a good pool location and making all arrangements for bathrooms, restrooms, shades for relaxing and eating and drape towels handy so that your guests aren’t dripping all over the premises.
It is always best to remind your guests to bring basic swimming items to the party with them and avoid wearing any regular clothing items into the pool. It is because the chlorine in the water can wear out the clothes and the fabric threads can clog the drain. Moreover, the bacteria from the clothes can leach into the pool water posing a risk to everyone’s health.
Some of the things that all your guests should be asked to bring along are:
- Bathing Suit
- Swimming Eyeglasses
- Flip Flops
- Hat, etc.
Using a colorful and beautiful décor for your pool party can actually set the whole mood. And the good news is that you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on achieving that feel.
You can use small tables, oversized umbrellas, mason jars, outdoor lights and other similar items that are not only inexpensive but also boost the party vibe beyond imagination. So, go on mixing and matching the items as per the aesthetic of your pool space.
A pool party menu doesn’t have to be difficult. Colorful cocktails and simple finger food keep the guests hydrated and their taste buds satiated. You can either keep everything simple with them or serve them an actual meal.
For appetizers, you can choose to have fresh fruits, salads, chips and salsa, and protein loaded dry fruits like almonds, peanuts, and cashews. If you wish to go on a more carbo-rich meal, then burgers, hot dogs and other BBQ food items can be prepared. Complimentary drinks like iced tea, lemonade, fruit drinks should not be a forgetter.