- Do you have a pool? Obviously if you are planning a pool party, you have a pool. The important thing, however, is to keep the size of your pool in mind before creating your guest list. Every pool has a maximum capacity, so keeping that in mind is important. Of course not everyone will be in the pool at the same time, so taking into consideration the size of your yard is important as well.
- Pre Party Pool Care - When throwing a pool party you will want to have your pool sparkling clean when your guests arrive. To do so, it will be necessary to keep a tight cleaning schedule for your pool in the weeks prior to the party. Regular vacuuming, skimming, and treating will prevent any build up and discoloration of the water before your party. Not only will this make the pool look impressive, it will also make it more appealing to the guests to swim in. If you are new to owning a pool, consult an expert at your pool supplies store and they will provide you with all of the proper items to keep your pool sparkling clean!
- Pool Toys - Pool toys could be one of the most important items at your pool party! Chances are if you have had a pool for sometime, you will have a good collection of toys. But at a pool party, it is important to have a variety of toys. Have some that appeal to the adults and some to the children. Consider smaller items like Squirt guns and diving items, such as rings, sticks, and eggs. These toys will keep children busy at all times! Also for the guests of all ages, consider a basketball hoop or volleyball net for the water. This will please adults and children alike!
Flotation devices are always a must, especially for adults. There are a wide array of floating rafts. You can find inflatable rafts for as little as $3-5, but those do not always hold steady - they really end up being fun for the kids. There are more durable inflatables that may run you more in the $20-30 range, but they will be relaxing for the adults at the party. Also consider kick boards for the kids. They will have a blast flying around splashing behind one of them!
Never forget to buy swimming noodles. These are the long foamish looking flotation devices! They can be used for a variety of activities and games! They are fun for all ages and can be found for only a few dollars at most stores!
Having a few pairs of goggles and flippers is always fun for the kids as well....
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Pool Party Planning
Ahhh the summer pool party...the staple to summer fun! There are many things to keep in mind when throwing a pool party! You will want to have everything possible to make the best time for you and your friends and family. Just follow these simple ideas to create the best pool party imaginable!