New Year; New Pool Parties – Part 1

Pool Party at Night

If you have a pool, you have a perfect entertaining space and a perfect focal point for any type of party; so make it your New Year’s resolution to have more pool parties this year! To help you start 2019 off right, we have a series of articles on how to make your pool parties this year pop.

Many of us celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and graduations, but aren’t the other days of the year special too? Of course! There are so many good reasons to celebrate an otherwise ordinary day, and there’s no better way to do it than to throw a pool party. Since so many of these milestones get lost in the daily shuffle, it’s time we did something about it! So, make 2019 the year of the pool party!

Here are three tips to celebrate every day:

Figure Out What to Celebrate

Step 1 is simple; ask your family what they want to celebrate! Whether it’s a TV show premier or season finale, a special sporting event, or even a favorite food, there’s always a good reason to have a pool party! For example, you could put up a big screen and watch a show or movie at night in the pool. Invite your neighbors or some friends.

Disconnect and Go Offline

We’re already so connected, having a pool party is a great time to be digital free! That means your guests can leave their worries and their phones at the door and use your party as a time to kick back, relax and have a good time with good friends. From swimming and pool play to yard games and sitting by the fire pit, there are plenty of things to do that you don’t need your phone for.

But what about pictures? Memories are made in the moment and pictures are a great way to remember them. It’s totally fine to keep the phones poolside (away from the water) so parents can snap pictures of the party or you can designate one person as the “photographer” at each party and share the pictures with all the guests.

Don’t forget about pool safety though! It’s important to keep a phone near the pool in case there is an emergency.

Go Beyond the Basics

There are a lot of fun holidays in addition to the “official” ones that are recognized. We’ve all seen the wacky and wild holidays reported, like National Pink Flamingo Day (June 23) or Make Up Your Own Holiday Day (March 26). So it’s easy to go beyond the basics and find a reason to celebrate. You can find these fun holidays and more at Days of the Year or you can search online to find the perfect day for you!

With a pool, any day can become a celebration. All you need is a little inspiration to turn a regular calendar day into a big splash.

Stay tuned for Part 2 and learn how to take your pool and your pool parties up a notch in 2019!