5 Tips for Planning the Ultimate Pool Party

There’s nothing better than a pool party with family and friends on a hot summer day. The social element, time outside, sunshine, and fresh air are not just fun but are good for your health. Best of all, pool parties cater to people of all ages and from all walks of life.

Thinking about planning a pool party? Here are five tips to make it great.

1. Keep Safety in Mind

Even for experienced adult swimmers, safety is important at your pool party. Make sure that your deck has no damage or worn-down spots that make it extra slippery. Ensure that the pool water has proper treatment levels and that there are no hazards in the pool itself.

If there are kids at the party, it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure they are not left by the water unsupervised. The last thing you want is for a guest to get hurt while at your party.

2. Take Advantage of Summer Decor

One of the best ways to take your party up a notch is to invest in summer decor. Think about renting some tiki torches, stringing a few lights, or putting up temporary paper decorations. If you are inviting kids, you can even create a station to let them contribute to the decor in their own creative way.

The right amount of decor will make your space feel inviting and fun and will boost the vibe of your event.

3. Pick a Theme

Give your guests some direction by picking a theme for your party. A theme helps people know what to wear, what to bring, and what to expect. It can also be a great way to have extra fun with themed outfits, food, and games. Here are a few ideas for a themed pool party:

  • Pirate
  • Fiesta
  • Beach
  • Nautical
  • Sea animal
  • Tiki
  • Mermaid

There’s no right or wrong theme for a pool party; it is your event! Feel free to get creative and encourage your guests to participate.

4. Plan Your Playlist

No pool party is complete without a great playlist. The right music sets the tone, makes people comfortable and provides a fun atmosphere.

You know your guests, so try to consider their interests when you’re planning your list. It’s also a good idea to make an extra long list because you never know how long your guests will stay.

5. Stay Hydrated

When your guests are having fun, it can be easy to forget to hydrate. Under the hot summer sun, many people don’t realize how dehydrated they are until it becomes a problem. Encourage your guests to hydrate by making it easy.

Set up a hydration station with flavored water or water bottles, and remind people to drink throughout the day.

Following these tips will help ensure that your pool party is a success, but don’t forget to have fun! Planning a pool party should not be a stressful event; the point of the party is to relax and have fun. Put a little effort in, enjoy the company of your guests, and your party is sure to be a success.

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Paul Stella

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