Nothing says summer quite like a pool party – no, we’re not talking about the ones from your childhood with pool noodles and balloons. We’re talking about the poolside summer fetes thrown in Hollywood that we see all over social media. Who said that you can’t throw one that is just as noteworthy? Find a pool, send out those invites and get ready to make waves at your next pool party using our tips!
Set the Scene
Is a party really a party without a theme and a color scheme? Get creative with this because you don’t want to end up with predictable party décor (such as the overdone Luau theme). Don’t have really nice backyard furniture? Fear not! Simply string up some edison lights, or find some fun outdoor lighting fixtures to help set the mood once the sun goes down. A few lanterns, hurricanes, throws and cushions can also add some flare. Be sure to have plenty of seating for everyone, including loungers and benches. Feeling a bit fancy? Cover some foam spheres with flowers and attach the arrangements to weights anchored to the bottom of the pool! Finally, no party is complete without really good music to dance to. Make your own playlist or hire a DJ to really set the tone.
Make a Splash
Fun floaties have been all the rage. Goodbye to the boring inflatable rafts and noodles and say hello to donuts, flamingos and beach balls that are bigger than your wingspan! These are sure to invite those who usually don’t want to jump in to go for a dip! Your inner child is sure to want every single one of these.
Sipping on Sunshine
Who doesn’t enjoy sipping on a cold drink poolside? Create your own backyard bar with custom drinks that are Pinterest worthy (don’t forget water to hydrate). This is an opportune time to perfect your sangria recipe too! If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, get a snow cone or slush machine or make your own ice-cream stand complete with custom sauces and toppings. Let’s not forget the food! Put together a menu that is festive, seasonal and refreshing. Make your signature guacamole and fire up the barbeque or if your budget allows, hire a caterer for some scrumptious hors d’oeuvres. Your pool party is sure to be the talk of the town for the rest of the summer!
What does your perfect pool party look like? Let us know in the comments!