One of the best ways friends and family can get together during the summer is through pool parties. They offer the flexibility of chilling out while beating the heat. However, it’s very important to make the party interesting and fun so everyone can enjoy it, from the host to the guests.
One way to do this is to make sure that you have all the necessary accessories you need before you finalize your pool party invitations. It’s important to choose products that you know will work best for you and your friends:
Some of these products include floats, pool decorations, speakers for music, coolers, all kinds of towels, snacks and drinks, insulated cups, and lawn games, as well as umbrellas and canopies. Oh, and don’t forget the sunscreen, of which there is a wide variety nowadays.
Now, let’s take a look at these products in detail below to give you an idea of how they’ll make your pool party awesome.
Pool floats are a must-have when planning an outdoor pool party. From cactus floats to flamingos, pizza, and donut floats, you definitely have a lot to choose from, or you can mix and match the styles you like most. All these floats are comfortable and photo-friendly, so you’ll have the best photos to show off on social media.
For kids and inexperienced swimmers, you should consider having personal floatation devices ready as well. These can include water winds, kickboards, etc. They help avoid any accidents in the water, so you can enjoy safe fun.
Your pool party needs to look great, and, to this end, decorations are a must. Not only will they elevate your pool party, but they’re fun and excellent for when you want to take photos. If you have a theme, let it shine. As part of your décor, you can include colored straws, paper products, lanterns, garlands, etc.
Another factor to consider is whether the pool party will take place in the morning or afternoon. If it’s a night pool party, some bright decorative lights might be a good idea. You could as well have some glow sticks at the bottom of the pool as well.
Decorations are very important for any type of party, but make sure you have the pool prepped and check the chemicals in advance. Also, skim the pool before your guests arrive and use the right pool water products to clean it and make sure that it’s safe to swim in.
Speakers for Music
Every pool party needs music. A quiet party is no fun and people tend to leave early, but when there’s a playlist, they can dance, drink, and talk the whole night. Luckily, you can get waterproof floating speakers nowadays, which allow you to take your music to the pool and light up the mood with some nice tunes.
You can also have the speakers placed in different areas around the pool so that everyone at the party can enjoy the music to the fullest. What’s more, the right playlist has the power to change the mood, so you need to make sure you choose the right songs that everyone can enjoy.
Pool parties take place during summer when it’s hot outside, which means you’ll need ice-cold beverages to keep everyone cool. But what’ll keep your drinks cold? Why, a cooler, of course!
Consider having two coolers, one for the kids, and the other for adults. You can as well go for coolers that float in the water so you can enjoy your drinks in the water. Coolers are not just for drinks; you can also use them to keep your fruit fresh and chilled. No one wants warm watermelons, mangos, and pineapples. Oh, and make sure to keep the coolers in the shade to keep the ice from melting faster.
All Kinds of Towels
When attending pool parties, most people will bring their own towels. However, others might forget or just feel too lazy to do so. That’s why you need to make sure you have plenty of extras just in case. This will help keep your guests comfortable.
Make sure to place the towels near the pool so everyone can have access to them. You can as well layer up your towels for maximum comfort. If the pool party takes place when the weather is extremely hot, consider having cooling towels. Again, make sure to provide towel racks so that your guests can hand in their wet towels.
Snacks and Drinks
It’s very important to have snacks that everyone can enjoy at the pool party. Consider having frozen fruit pops, veggie sticks, chips and dip, mini crescent dogs, and any type of snacks that don’t require eating with a fork and knife. Consider different dietary requirements and cater to as many as possible.
Umbrellas and Canopies
Umbrellas are important at a pool party, especially for those who like to chill out. Pool umbrellas offer shade but are great for smaller spaces. On the other hand, canopies offer more shade but require more space. Therefore, you need to go for the one that’s right for your particular area and which can accommodate all your guests.
Don’t Forget the Sunscreen
Sunscreen is very important when having a pool party in the sun, so make sure it’s readily available for all your guests. Also, make sure to place it where everyone can see and have access to it. Water-resistant sunscreens are best for pool parties, so if you go for those, it could be awesome.
The key to a successful pool party is to set a vibe and for this, you’ll need the items listed on this list. They’ll help to keep your guests comfortable and happy. Most importantly, plan and pay attention to the small details if you want your party to stand out.