Celebrate Halloween with a Pool Party

Halloween is a few weeks away, and when you own a pool, it can make the perfect Halloween party setting–even though it’s fall. Although the weather may be crisp and cool, there are still ways to have a fun and entertaining pool party. This year, skip the trick-or-treating and enjoy a Halloween pool party with these tips:

1. Decorate with Spooky Pool Floats

Choose spider pool floats, or float a skeleton on a pool float.

2. Set the Ambiance with Jack-o-lanterns

For a nice glow, light jack-o-lanterns around the pool for light. It’s a nice festive touch.

3. Floating Pumpkins

Did you know pumpkins can float? Well, they can!┬áIf you don’t want to use real pumpkins, you can float the plastic pumpkin pales used for trick-or-treating.

4. Pool or Beach/Ocean-related Costumes

A Halloween pool party isn’t complete without costumes. Encourage your guests to dress up in something imaginative. With a pool theme, you can opt for mermaid, pirate, scuba diver, shark, Finding Nemo inspired, lifeguard or sea captain. For some added fun, have a costume contest.

5. Pool Games

If your Halloween pool party has kids, games are a great way to keep them entertained. Instead of bobbing for apples, have the kids dive for pumpkins. Each child can go home with a pumpkin, but they have to hop in and get it. This works best for warmer climates, or pools that are heated.

6. Halloween Decor

Go all out with the decorating: spider webs, tomb stones, plastic spiders and a black and orange color scheme.

7. Halloween-themed Food

A pool party isn’t complete without food options. There are so many ideas for Halloween snacks and appetizers. Use dry ice by the food to create a mysterious feel and serve a ghoulish bowl of punch. Cups of pudding with cookies for tomb stones and gummy worms are a fun treat, or cookies in Halloween shapes with orange and black frosting. Pinterest has many ideas for Halloween themed snacks.

If you don’t yet have a pool, start the pool buying process now! You can be on your way to hosting a Halloween themed pool party in your very own backyard pool. Contact Leisure Pools today (www.leisurepoolsusa.com) and Get Swimming in Quality and Style.