What to do if is it the hottest time of the year? Sitting at home and binge-watching Netflix gets boring at some point. But if you are one of the lucky ones with a pool in the backyard, then why not host a Pool Party? Nowadays most summer festivals have been cancelled due to the pandemic.
Pool Parties are the best way to relax and enjoy the cool water on a hot summer day. You can arrange a small intimate Pool party with your close friends and family, or have a full blast!
Regardless of the scale of your pool party here are 15 tips for planning the best pool party ever. What is summer with a pool party anyways!
- Prepare a Guest List.
Planning a Pool Part is not an easy job. But having an idea of the number of people attending the party will get you started in the right direction.
So, before you start shopping for supplies, planning the menu, and decorating the place. Sit and create a detailed guest list.
Also, be prepared for surprise guests or last-minute cancellations. Keeping your guest list flexible is the best way to go about it.
2. Plan a Theme Pool Party.
Theme parties are increasingly popular nowadays. All you have to do is pick a theme for your party and decorate the whole place based on it. Your theme can be as simple as a colour or combination of a few colours (say; red, white, and black) or you could make it more interesting by introducing unique themes such as movies, moments in history, etc.. It all depends on your creativity.
3. Buy all the necessary supplies.
Once you have the guest list and a theme planned, you can go on a shopping spree. It is best to have a list of all the things you need to purchase. It makes shopping more effective and less time-consuming.
4. Do not forget Sunscreen.
Do you know that skincare experts recommend applying sunscreen at an interval of two hours when you are outdoor?
Pool Parties are fun until you have sunburns. Although many of your guests will have their pool party essentials with them, not all will carry sunscreen. So, it is wise to have a small sunscreen stand at your Pool party to protect your guests from sun damage. A proper outfit can protect you from the sun as well.
5. Not everyone likes Alcohol.
Although, a pool party is never complete without booze. There will be guests who would prefer an alternative drink. Especially if there kids around.
To keep everyone hydrated, have natural fruit juices or soda and cocktail stands. As it is a pool party your guests may be reluctant to leave the pool for cool refreshments, in that case having a floating bar to serve drinks seems like a great idea.
6. Send Invites on time.
If you want all your guests to attend your pool party, then do not forget to send invites on time. An advanced invite allows guests to free their schedule for your pool party.
7. Set the mood right with music.
No party is ever complete without music. Summer is a vibrant season, and to keep up with the vibe have a playlist full of hits.
Make sure you have a good working outdoor music system. If you are not in the mood of creating a pool party playlist, opt for apps like Spotify and Apple Music which will have a ton of playlists suitable for a pool party. Let the heat mingle with the beat!
8. Snacks and appetizers are necessary.
Strike a perfect balance between junk and healthy food. A yummy fruit salad, with something salty like potato chips or corn chips with a variety of dips, will replenish the energy of your guests.
And if you wish to serve something tasty then consider ordering a pizza! The trick is in keeping the menu simple but interesting.
9. Kids’ safety is our priority.
A pool party is the most exciting thing that can happen to kids during summer.
And kids being kids, will be all over the place in no time. Supervise their pool time at all times. Make sure everyone is safe and sound enjoying the party. Keep booze and any drink containing alcohol away from the reach of kids.
10. Invest in cute Pool Floats.
Pool floats and kids’ safety go hand in hand. And if you are organizing a pool party, make sure to buy cute and comfortable arm floats, noodle floats, and life jackets for kids.
Moreover, many of your guests would love to float in a pool float and soak in the sun.
Adding classic ice cream, pizza, flamingo, or unicorn floats to your pool party will automatically make the party a picture-perfect Instagram set.
11. Have Cosy Sun Lounges.
Even though a pool party is about having fun in the pool, some people like to avoid the water altogether. If you have such friends or family members, who would appreciate a good tan instead of getting wet in the pool. Make sure you have comfortable sun Lounges for them to relax.
Guests who have enjoyed hours of playtime in the pool would appreciate a lounge area to take a quick break, hydrate, eat, cool off a bit, and continue with the enjoyment.
If you do not have sun Lounges that recline in different positions consider click to buy online.
12. Double the fun with Games.
A pool party with snacks, drinks, music, and enthusiastic guests is sure to be amazing. But to spin things around and maximize the fun, arrange a few pool party games.
The traditional water gun fight, water balloon fight, pool volleyball, etc. are excellent games to play. But if you wish to try something different, search for new pool games. Or you can always invent your own.
13. Take Lots of Pictures.
We are here to make memories. So do not shy away from the camera and capture as many moments as you can. Live in the moment. These pictures will forever be a reminder of an unforgettable pool party.
And don’t you dare forget to upload these pictures on your social media. Plus add lots of fun stories to your social media accounts too.
Keep your cameras and cell phones away from the pool if they are not waterproof.
14. Try planning a Night Pool Party.
The idea of a pool party in bright daylight is awesome. But a nigh-time pool party has a magic of its own.
If you hate extensive heat and tanning, but still wish to through a pool party then consider arranging a pool party in the late evening. The warm weather, chilled drinks, and the company of friends and family by the pool are nothing less than heaven.
Plus, you can decorate the house and you’re poolside with cool lights. To take the pool party experience up a notch.
15. Make the Party Memorable.
As your guests leave, consider gifting them a small goodie bag, as a token of your love. While it may not seem like a grand gesture to you, it will make your guests feel special.
People love surprises, and if the surprise is sweet, tangy, or sour, even better! You don’t have to spend a fortune on these goodie bags. Fill them up with sweets or candy, etc, and you are good to go!