Host the Ultimate Pool Party
A pool party is a great way to spend time with your family and friends. It’s a chance to escape the summer heat and have fun in the process. Take note of these key tips to help your pool party go swimmingly.
Send Out the Invitations
Let your guests know about the pool party in plenty of time. Your invitations should let guests know what they need to bring – such as towels, pool toys, snacks or drinks.
Prepare Fantastic Food and Drink
Swimming is a great way to work up an appetite, so make sure there are snacks on hand to curb guests’ hunger. Fresh fruit, chopped veggies and dips are a healthy and refreshing alternative to the standard selection of chips and candy. You can also offer freshly squeezed juices or smoothies to help guests rehydrate and cool off. If you really want to go all out, then fire up the grill and treat your friends to a tasty barbecue.
Provide Pool Toys
Pool toys make hanging out in a swimming pool much more fun. A beach ball is always a good choice as it can be used in many pool-based games. It’s also a good idea to provide inflatable arm bands and floaties for kids who aren't yet confident swimmers. Always supervise the water-based fun to make sure the kids are playing safely.
Crank Up the Music
Music is essential for creating a party atmosphere. If your home Wi-Fi network extends into your backyard, then you should be able to connect wireless speakers to the network and play music from any connected device. Be careful if you end up using wires to power the speakers or connect a music-playing device, as they can be a tripping hazard. You should also keep all electrical devices well away from the pool. With these safety concerns taken care of, you can start blasting out your favorite selection of feel-good songs.
Don’t Forget the Summer Essentials
Even the best pool party can be spoiled by painful sunburn. Use parasols to create shady refuges and have plenty of high-SPF sunscreen on hand. You can also use bug spray to keep pesky biting insects away, or burn citronella candles, which infuse the air with a pleasant smell that insects can’t stand.