Every pool owner knows that when the summertime rolls around, your backyard becomes prime party real estate. Pool parties are a great way to beat the summer heat and have some fun while spending some quality time with friends or family. Show your guests a good time by following these simple tips to throwing the best pool party!
First things first, start by choosing a date that works for you and when you know most of your intended guests will be around. If you’re planning to throw your party in the near future, it’s always a good idea to check the weather forecast to ensure you have nothing but sunny skies for the big day. You should also start to make a list of supplies that you might need, like coolers, decorations, and fun pool accessories. A great way of cutting down preparation time and costs is by planning out what you need so that you don’t go overboard when picking up your party supplies.
Choose a Theme
Having a themed party is a great way to get your guests to get into the party spirit and participate. A luau is always a great theme for a pool party, decorating the yard with tiki torches and adorning guests with flower leis. With this theme being a constant hit, decorations and pool accessories are easily found at most party goods or pool supply stores.
Make Your Menu
Pool parties typically go hand-in-hand with a barbeque, simply because it’s easy to serve guests while staying involved in the action. Depending on the dietary needs of your guests, try to stick to staple party foods like burgers, hot dogs, and a variety of different appetizers to keep your guests fed throughout the day. If you’ve chosen to host a themed party, try looking up some traditional foods or drinks related to your theme. Avoid serving large portioned meals if you can, as swimming on a full stomach can cause discomfort.
Pick Up Party Supplies
Now that you’ve chosen a theme, it’s time to pick up all the odds and ends that you’ll need to bring your party to life! Many pool supply stores carry a variety of decorative party supplies and pool accessories to spruce up your backyard look. It’s a good idea to start shopping at your local pool supply store first because you can also pick up any pool supplies that you may need to get your pool in tip-top shape for your guests.
Make Your Pool the Focal Point
After all, it is a POOL party! Make sure to visit your local swimming pool store to pick up some essential pool accessories, like inflatable toys, floating coolers, and fun pool games like pool volleyball or a floating card table (with waterproof cards). If you have an above-ground pool, you can also decorate the sides of your pool with themed décor.
Pool parties can be lots of fun, but only if everyone stays safe. It’s important to always adhere to basic water safety precautions to prevent accidents and injuries. For some tips on how to stay safe, check out our pool safety blog post.
For more pool party and pool accessory ideas, visit your closest New York Ace Swim & Leisure location to browse our wide selection of pool supplies.