We’ve all watched a film with a pool party, and the same thing has run through all of our minds: I wish I could be at the center of one of those. It doesn’t get much more perfect really, does it? Splashing about with your friends. Catching up and having a good time on the loungers. Regardless of the guest list or type of event you fancy having, there’s a way to make a pool party suitable. After all, kids, teens, and adults alike are going to have a great time. So, here are a few tips and tricks to ensure that everyone’s well catered to, and the event goes as smoothly as possible.
Choose a Venue
If you’re lucky enough to live in a hot location, chances are that you may already have a pool out back ready to go. However, if you live in colder areas, you may be better off renting out a heated, indoor pool. This will mean your event is protected from the elements and can go ahead, rain or shine.
Drinks tend to be a centerpiece at any fun event. So make them exciting. Whether you intend to offer alcoholic beverages or soft drinks, there’s always something that you can do to spruce them up a little. Choose bright juices as bases or mixers. This will give your guests a refreshing, fruity taste with tropical colors to boot! If possible, you should also aim to impress with their presentation in general. Consider investing in a pop-up bar, like those at popupbars.com. There are various options from small to large and astounding designs ranging from patterned bars and personalized bars to tiki bars. Serve up the drinks themselves in quirky containers. Mason jars are fairly popular right now, or you could alternatively pour drinks into melons (as bowls), scooped out pineapples, or coconuts for an extra fun vibe! Avoid using disposable plastic straws, as these will simply head into a landfill or end up polluting the oceans. Instead, invest in some reusable bamboo straws. These are just as practical but are also reusable and biodegradable.
You used to only really find inflatables in gift shops at holiday resorts. However, increased demand for extra large floats with quirky designs has resulted in them being stocked at large high-street chains. So invest in a few and leave them floating about for people to lounge on and play with. Quirky designs include flamingos, unicorns, pizza slices, and doughnut rings. You can also get fun and convenient extras, such as inflatable drinks holders. Again, these come in all sorts of designs. You may even be able to get a miniature drink holder float to match your large, main inflatable. Once the event is over, don’t just cast them aside. Deflate them and store them away for your next holiday or event.
These simple steps and additions to your pool party will truly make it an event to remember. So, regardless of where you are, don’t cast your dreams of splashing about aside. Invite your nearest and dearest and let the good times roll!
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