Who doesn’t love lounging outside with their feet in the pool and some tunes in the background? No matter how you plan it, we think your pool party will be fun. But to throw the ultimate pool party, follow these tips!
Choose a Theme
What is a pool party without a theme? There are plenty of outside-the-box themes; just pick one that suits your pool. Then, decorate with creative signs, tablecloths, balloons, and anything else you can think of! Need some inspiration? Hawaiian luaus are always a good time!
Build a Menu
For the ultimate pool party, you’ll want an easy and inclusive menu. Consider creating food stations throughout the yard. For example, one area could be designated for dry snacks like chips, pretzels, and cookies. Another table could have hot finger foods, like chicken wings and mozzarella sticks. The main dishes like hamburgers, hot dogs, and BBQ chicken should be separate. And finally, your drink station should have a wide variety of nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages. If you plan and organize it right, food and drinks will be accessible no matter where you are at the party. This convenience will win you brownie points.
Prepare With a Poolside Bar Cart
Remember how we mentioned having a station for everything? Well, make it that easy with a pool bar cart! That way, you can move the cart to wherever your guests are. Hanging out in the shade? The cart can go there. Plus, bar carts usually have shelves to store things like alcohol, mixers, cocktail shakers, and cups.
Keep Easy Cleanup in Mind
Avoid glassware – You don’t want it near the pool. If an accident happens, it’ll be a nightmare to clean up. Instead, stock up on paper and plastic cups and plates. To be more environmentally friendly, you can invest in pool-friendly reusable plastic cups and dishes.
Hang LED Strip Lights
Why should a pool party end just because the sun has set? If you hang LED strip lights, the gathering can easily extend into the evening. You could also invest in tiki torches or lanterns to light up your yard and maintain the ambiance.