10 Tips To Throw The Best Pool Party EVER!
Summer is here, and it looks like the sun is here to stay! The heat is building up, and our minds need something to do! Why not plan a pool party and a barbecue for your friends and family? It’s a great idea to beat the heat, splash around under the summer sun, and have a good time!
There are so many nuances to party planning, right down from the theme to the entire execution itself! No fear, that’s where we come in to help!
Here are our top 10 tips to help you plan the best pool party EVER!
Pick a Theme
A party without a theme might as well just be a gathering place of friends and family. It doesn’t have the ‘oomph’ factor and feels plain and boring. When you pick a theme for your poop party, you’ll have some added details that can go on your virtual invites! You could go for a fun night-themed pool party or even a boho-chic party with beautiful table spreads and a light/ airy menu.
But please, pick a theme!
Now that you have got your theme underway, here’s what you can do with your invitations:
- Hand make them or make a digital version.
- Include the date, time, and venue
- ADD THE THEME!
- Make sure your illustrations are in keeping with your theme.
- Add a fun quote; you could make one up yourself.
- Last and MOST important, give them a glimpse of the delicious menu you have decided to serve.
- Plus, the star cocktail and mocktail of the party.
If you’ve included this part in the invitation, it’s non-negotiable that you should follow through! When it comes to signature cocktails, the more unique, the better. This means that Google can play an initial part in the research & execution, but creativity should lie in your hands and mind!
All you need to know is what alcohol bases go great together, and then you’re good to go from there!
Since we don’t want you lost in the dark, here are a few suggestions:
- Coconut Margaritas
- Sparkling Champagne Peach
- Raspberry ‘n’ Lime Prosecco
- A Tequila-themed Tiki
- Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade
Now that we’ve got the ball rolling let your mind roam free!
Iconic Grill Menu
Okay, so here’s the deal, this one depends upon your theme for the day/ evening. The standard things to include in your poolside grilling party are grilled chicken breasts, ribs, and some grilled veggies. If you want to try something fun, think of these:
- Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon & Honey Drizzle
- Corn on the cob with LOADS of Parmesan
- Salted Grilled Watermelon
- Sweet & Sour Chicken Kebabs
- Grilled Sausage and Veggie Skewers
Also, keep in mind that your grill should be on the go, so get a charcoal burner to keep the coal warm and ready to go! Don’t let anything hamper your outdoor grilling/ cooking experience!
Games For Kids
If kids are coming to the party, you will have to accommodate some fun for them too! The best way you can keep the kids entertained is to have an Inflatable Splash Sprinkler Pad just by the pool! Throw in some pool floats and that’s fun too! You can also include some kid-friendly menu options like:
- Beach cake pops
- Mac ‘n’ cheese
- Grilled fish ‘n’ chips
- Chips ‘n’ dip
You could also organize a nice kiddie-movie session indoors while all the adults get their dose of summer fun outdoors! Win-win! (Psst.. with regular chaperoning, of course)
Master the Music
Get yourself a good playlist of summer songs! Don’t make it dull or boring, this is the time to crank up some dance music, EDM, or even some fun country blues! Don’t hesiste to set a playlist thats about 4 hours long! Music interupptions are a great party bore, so you can steer clear of that one with a long playlist.
Think Night Pool Party
Night pool parties are a super hit because it’s still counted as a summer party without all that sunscreen and tan! Haha! Some fishnets, seashells and a hella lot of lights! You can add some glam by including a live tatto artist that does glow-in-the-dark tattoos. Have something for the kids too with some cute beach glow throw balls or even a rain dance with lights!
Keep an Ice Cream Bar
We don’t need to explain this one. This piece of equipment is perfect for kids and adults. Period.
Looking to have a fancy-shmancy summer pool party? You could turn it into a mini grilling cum wine tasting event! If you’re a wine connosieur, this is the perfect option! Bring out your esteemed stash of stored wines and organize a beautiful wine tasting poop party. Get the perfect cheese variants and use wine barrels as added decor enhancements!
You’ll really be the talk of the entire season with a party like that!
Last but not least, manage your outdoor pest situation. You may have an unkempt lawn that you’ll need to clean first off. Get yourself an organic pest spray, use rat repellent pellets, or even call in for professional pest control a week before the party! You have to make sure your guests are the ones you’ve invited, not the ones that gate crashed.
Voila! There are your 10 tips! Planning the ultimate summer pool party isn’t so hard when you’ve got your basic inspiration and idea in hand. It’s the perfect season to sip some margaritas and talk to friends and family about nothing but fun!