A family-friendly pool party is one of our favorite ways to ring in the fun of the summer months. Take your bash to the next level for a backyard pool party that guests of all ages will never forget. Try these five tips for the ultimate in summer celebration.
Regardless of whether you’re planning a small soiree for your nearest and dearest or a major party for everyone on your block, careful planning is the key to pulling it off successfully. Jot down notes that include the guest lists, a rough agenda of the event, a menu, ideas for games, and even exciting prizes and favors.
The Right Equipment
When it comes to having fun in the pool, it’s all about the accessories. Think whimsical floats, pool volleyball, and other classic water games to get your guests engaged. You also want to check the pool a few days before the party to correct any problems with the heater, pump, or filter. Test the water and add the necessary chemicals to make sure the pool is clear, inviting, and safe.
Spread the Word
Traditional invites or online events are both appropriate ways to get the word out about your legendary pool party. Festive designs will excite your guests and get them pumped for the big day. Don’t forget to include critical information like the date, time, location, and what guests should bring (towels, swimsuits, sunscreen, and a dish if you’re planning a potluck).
Before the big day, set up your backyard, pool area, and patio with enough chairs to accommodate your guests, along with small tables suitable for snacks and drinks. Umbrellas add much-needed shade while hammocks create a relaxing vibe. Set up stations with sunscreen, insect repellent, and battery-powered personal fans. If you’re having young guests, kiddie pools in strategic areas will help them stay cool in full view of grown-up guests.
Don’t Forget the Decor
When it comes to outdoor parties, forget about balloons and streamers, which make a mess when they get wet. Instead, create ambiance with themed paper goods, string lights, tiki torches, and other pool party must-haves.
Regardless of their age, guests will love the fun and exciting party you’ve carefully planned. To really spice things up, rent a photo booth for your party. A photo booth will give guests something to do outside of the pool and provide them with a unique memento from the day. A Cut Above Photobooth can give your pool party a glow-up with any of our photo booth options. Contact us at (800) 295-0430 to get a free quote today.