Summer is rapidly coming to a close, and pool parties are taking place everywhere in celebration of those sunny summer days when an outdoor pool becomes the hangout place of choice. Pool parties are fun for all ages, and we’ve got some tips for hosting your next backyard pool party that will make it an event that keeps everyone talking for the rest of the year.
Not your grandpa’s pool float. Gone are the days of those plain, boring, mattress-type pool floats. Jazz up your next pool party with flamingos, swans, pizza slices, donuts, popsicles, emojis, unicorns, and other fun and unique shaped pool floats. Everyone will want to jump in the pool and take a turn on one of these fun floats!
Fun food. Everyone knows an outdoor pool party needs killer food to feed the masses. Why not make the food at your party fun, too? Seven layer dip and hummus with veggies are always a big hit at parties but both have the potential to be messy. Why not take these party favorites and make them portable by serving them in individual plastic party cups? For even less cleanup, use ice cream cones for your dessert cups and fill them with chunks of fresh, ripe summer fruit like melons, berries, and grapes, or make cake pops decorated to look like beach balls. For a main dish, skewered food like steak and pepper kabobs or lemon chicken skewers are easy to make and eat.
Be sure to have plenty of drinks to keep your crowd hydrated while they’re enjoying the summer sun. Have plenty of bottled water on hand, along with some fun drinks for the young and old. Think juice boxes or a bowl of punch for the kids and a signature cocktail for the adults.
Have a theme. Make things festive by creating a theme throughout your decorating, food, drinks, and games, starting with your party invitations. Use plastic leis and grass skirts to create a luau theme, or decorate with netting and seashells for a day at the beach. Colorful drink umbrellas will add a touch of whimsy to your guests’ drinks. Have a few beach balls floating in the pool for a game of pool volleyball made much more fun and challenging by the unpredictable nature of beach balls.
Set up lawn games, too. Not everyone will want to be in the pool at the same time, so have lawn games for your guests to enjoy. Bean bag toss, horseshoes, croquet, or frisbee. Have some table games available like cards, dominoes, and board games for those who like to sit in the shade. For a fun adult activity, bring in a sommelier for a mini wine tasting session.
Crank up the tunes! Hire a DJ or karaoke company to provide music to party by. If you’re going with a luau theme, be sure to include some Hawaiian music. If your theme is a day at the beach, who better than The Beach Boys to provide some good vibrations that will get the crowd up and dancing. For a twist on musical chairs, play a game of musical beach towels where the loser is forced to jump back in the pool.
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