Planning the Perfect Halloween Pool Party

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A fall pool party…yes, you heard us correctly. When you think of pool parties, summer probably comes to mind with warm weather, a sunny sky and swimsuits. Fall is surprisingly a great time to have a pool party. Just because the weather is more crisp doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your pool! Halloween is around the corner, so pass on the trick-or-treating, we’ve put together a list of pool party ideas right in time for Halloween.

1. Pool Floats

Spooky pool floats are great decorations. Choose spider pool floats, or float a skeleton on a pool float.

2. Jack-o-lanterns

For ambiance, and 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! If you don’t want to use real pumpkins, you can float the plastic pumpkin pales used for trick-or-treating.

4. 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. 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. Decor

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

7. Spooky 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.


You can be on your way to hosting a Halloween themed pool party in your very own backyard pool. Contact Leisure Pools today ( and Get Swimming in Quality and Style.