4 Tips On How To Host The Perfect Pool Party

by Allen Brown

 When it comes to summer, swimming pools are one of the best places you can be. They’re refreshing and they give you a chance to relax without needing to do anything but just enjoy yourself. You might not know how to throw your own pool party though – so here are some helpful tips on how you can make this time of year go smoothly for everyone involved! 

Things To Get Started

The first thing that’s important is making sure that people have enough food and drinks while they’re there. If it’s going well, chances are that people will want something substantial like sandwiches or finger foods. It also helps if you keep in mind what sort of things people typically eat at these sorts of parties (like chips) and then try to include them as much as you can.

When thinking about drinks, though, you have to be careful. You don’t want to run out of drinks or provide some people with more than others – which is why you should perhaps buy a few extra bottles than needed since that way everyone gets the same amount. One of the best solutions is to make cocktails – that way your guests can stay refreshed for a long time. You can try checking out these cocktail recipes, and always keep in mind that there are a lot of cocktails that are easily prepared. So, even if you’ve never prepared one, you can learn without a problem.

You don’t want to forget about the sun either – so you’ll need to stock up on sunscreen and other items that will help people avoid looking as red as a lobster when you’re done! Sunscreen is especially important for anyone who’s planning on being in the water since they’ll be at risk of getting burned otherwise.

Planning your Pool Party 

Give your party a theme: Pool parties are great because they let you do anything! But, if you want to get more use out of the water, why not turn it into a pool party themed around a popular movie or book? Once you finish your planning, make sure to post the event on social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram.

Pick a location: The general rule when picking a location is that you want to make sure that there is plenty of shade and seating space for everyone. If this isn’t possible, or it’s too hot outside then one option would be to host the event at night so guests have an easier time finding shaded areas in which to watch the games or enjoy conversation with friends.

How To Set Up Your Own Poolside Barbecue 

It is important to set up a grill that is handy and out of the way of the party. If you don’t have room for a grill then use an electric one. To increase the food options, make sure to include appetizers and side dishes. Fruits are great for providing healthy snacks for guests while chips and dip are classic snacks at these events. Make sure to have enough seating and tables when it comes time for the party so that everyone will have space to sit and eat comfortably.

You can have a variety of meat for different preferences. If you like steak, you can either buy steaks and have everyone bring their own grill or ask the butcher for sirloins that are already cut into cubes for grilling. For chicken, find a place that sells well-marinated breasts. 

Helpful Hints and Reminders For Your Guests

Make sure your guests are aware of anything they need to bring or do before the party begins. So, if you’re going to need extra chairs and tables because of the number of people who have RSVP’d, make sure they let you know so that it can be taken care of (if possible) before the party begins. Or, if your pool doesn’t have a lifeguard on duty but you’ll want guests to swim, remind them that there isn’t one present. Something as simple as this can ensure that everyone is aware of what they should expect for the event ahead.

A pool party is a great way to enjoy the summer with your friends and family. Hosting an event like this can be fun, but it’s also important that you do all of the necessary preparation in advance so you don’t have any regrets later on. From making sure there are enough chairs for everyone to getting an outdoor speaker system installed, these 4 tips should help get you started off right!

Also, don’t forget the food! Picnics and barbeques are a great way to provide your guests with your unique recipes! 

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