The Ultimate Backyard Pool Party Planning Guide
Summer will be here before you know it. Are you ready to beat the heat with a spectacular backyard pool party? At Leisure Pools, we sure are! Whether you intend to celebrate a birthday, graduation, anniversary or just want to have some fun with family and friends, hosting a pool party is a fantastic way to create some lasting memories.
Leisure Pools’ Ultimate Backyard Pool Party Planning Guide
1.) Set the Date and Time
The first step in planning a successful pool party is to set a date and time that works for everyone. Consider your guests’ schedules and plan accordingly. Keep in mind that weekends are generally the best time for pool parties. Also, afternoon to early evening is the ideal time for a pool party.
2.) Plan Your Guest List
Once you have a date and time in mind, it’s time to start building your guest list. Determine how many people you want to invite and send out invitations early so your guests have plenty of time to RSVP. Be sure to include details like the date, time, location and what guests should bring. This may include swimsuits, towels, sunscreen and snacks.
3.) Prepare Your Pool
Before your guests arrive, make sure your pool is clean and ready for swimming. First, test the water to make sure the chemical levels are safe and balanced. Next, remove any debris or leaves from the pool. Finally, make sure all pool equipment is in good working order. You may even want to call in pool cleaning company like Ultra Pool Care Squad to get the job done for you in advance of the party.
4.) Set Up Your Pool Area
To create the ultimate pool party atmosphere, you’ll want to set up your pool area with plenty of seating, shade and decorations. Consider adding extra lounge chairs, umbrellas and outdoor tables. You can also decorate with balloons, streamers and other fun pool-themed decorations. This also is a great time to plan a theme for your pool party. Think: beach, tropical, water sports, nostalgia, swimming sports and games and more.
5.) Plan Your Menu
No pool party is complete without food and drinks! Plan a menu that involves light and refreshing snacks. Great ideas include veggie trays and fruit trays. Grilling up some burgers and hot dogs is always a hit, too. Don’t forget to provide plenty of water and other non-alcoholic beverages to keep your guests hydrated. Discover some great pool party food and beverage ideas here and let the fun begin.
6.) Keep Your Guests Entertained
To keep your guests entertained, plan some engaging activities and games to play in and out of the pool. Some classic pool party games include Marco Polo, pool volleyball and a cannonball contest. You can also set up a photo booth area for guests to snap some fun pictures. After all, pool parties create a great environment to make some magical memories.
7.) Keep Safety in Mind
Pool and spa safety should always be a top priority when hosting a pool party. Make sure you have plenty of life jackets and other flotation devices on hand for guests who aren’t strong swimmers. Set up clear rules for pool use. Also, make sure everyone knows the rules before they get in the water. Additionally, have some first aid supplies on hand in the event you should need them.
As the party begins to wind down, gather together and share some poolside stories. Toss in a few jokes and funny anecdotes. Watch the sun go down and then gaze up at the stars as they begin to populate the sky. Make it a backyard pool party to remember.
By following these tips, you can plan the ultimate backyard pool party that your guests will be talking about for years to come. What are you waiting for? Grab your swimsuit, sunscreen and get ready to make the perfect Life of Leisure splash.
For all of your fiberglass backyard swimming pool needs, Leisure Pools stands at the ready. Reach out to your local pool dealer to discover the backyard pool of your dreams. Who knows? Your dealer may even appreciate an invitation to your next pool party!