6 Tips to Plan the Perfect Pool Party | Aurora Pools
May 16, 2021
Planning the perfect pool party doesn’t happen by accident. The key isn’t necessarily coming up with a unique pool party idea. Instead, focus on what you can do to make your guests feel welcome and have fun. Here’s a simple guide to help you create the ultimate summer pool party that adults (and kids) will remember all season long.
Go for Unique Invitations
Sure, it’s easy to send out a few texts or to shoot out invites via Facebook. However, if you really want your pool party to stand out, send unique invitations to your guests. It helps set the mood for your party, and it’s sure to generate excitement as your guests wait for the big day. One creative idea… add sand to the bottom of several small soda bottles. Print the party details on a piece of paper, then roll up the paper and stick it in the sand so the edge is sticking up out of the bottle. It’s an affordable invitation, and it’s something that kids can help assemble, too.
Provide the Extras
One of the downsides for a guest going to a pool party is having to bring your towels, pool toys, and supplies with you. Let your guests know that they can bring their swimsuit, a change of clothes, and nothing else. Provide sunscreen, tanning oil, lotion, towels, goggles, and pool toys for your guests to use at the pool party. For even more comfort and convenience, set up a lounging area for people who aren’t swimming to sit around and talk
Find Personal Item Baskets
It’s so easy to misplace personal belongings when you’re at a pool party. Your guests will feel welcome, and they won’t worry about their personal items, when you give them a convenient place to store them. Items like cell phones, keys, wallets and other small items can be stored in a wicker basket that you give the family when they arrive. It’s much more secure than throwing those items in a pool bag, and you can set the baskets up high so there’s no chance of a giant splash getting those items wet.
Set the Mood with Lighting
Summer nights are the perfect setting for a pool party; add to the natural ambiance of the evening with some unique lighting options. Some people like to use candles of varying heights around the pool area, but that might not be a good idea if kids are invited. As an alternative, consider paper lanterns to cast a warm glow on your pool party.
Plan to Have Fun
It’s tough for guests to relax and enjoy themselves if the host or hostess is running around frantic. It’s your party, so you should have just as much fun as your guests. Bring coolers out to the pool area so you don’t have to run back and forth to the refrigerator. You can even add a floating cooler to the pool area so guests can swim up and help themselves to the endless supply of drinks. For dessert, consider an ice cream bar where guests can serve themselves and add whatever toppings they desire. It’s fun for them, and not a lot of work for you.
Get Your Game On
Swimming is a fun way to pass the time, but not everyone wants to swim all evening long. Adding some pool party games will liven up the party and encourage everyone to participate. Make time to play the usual games, like ring toss, water basketball, or tag with the kids who are there. For the adults, incorporate a unique pool game like Swim Up Blackjack. With a floating table and some waterproof cards, you can play a game of blackjack while you’re in the water.