Organizing a big event is not something that you can do over night. Most of these things require a lot of strategic planning. Although it is only a party, in order to create something that everybody will enjoy, there are a lot of things you need to consider. Throwing a pool party can be quite a challenging task, especially if we are talking about a winter pool party. If you are asking yourself how to manage all of these, read these step by step instruction on how to throw the best pool party ever.
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The first step when organizing a pool party should actually be finding a proper venue. This might get a little tricky as you are trying to throw a winter pool party. The best things to consider are definitely closed swimming pools or even some thermal pools. If you do not own a closed pool at your own house you should try renting the local community pool. Just make sure that you have a permission to use the facilities as you may find yourself in some trouble with the law otherwise.
The next thing to consider is of course the guest list. Make sure to create a reasonable list with not too many people. Nobody loves a crowded party, especially if it is held in a closed space. Also keep in mind to send the invitations on time, at least two weeks before. Other than that, you should write in the invitation for guests to bring their own flip-flops, swimsuits, towels etc. Don’t forget to acquire a swimsuit for yourself as well, as it is a time where swimwear sale is in its peak.
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Foods And Drinks
Preparing some food and drinks for your guests is necessary. Make sure that the food table is on a reasonable distance from the pool, to avoid some potential accidents. When it come to the types of food, choose some light snacks like chips and salsa or small sandwiches. Be sure not to serve some heavy foods as it is not healthy to eat heavy food and swim at the same time. As for drinks, you can’t throw a pool party without some cocktails.
Margaritas, mojitos, and sangria should be on the top of your list. Other than that you should have some fresh water and natural juices to offer to your guests especially if whole families with their children are coming.
Fun And Games
Last but not least, you need to keep your guests entertained. Music is the priority. Set up a speaker system someplace safe where there won’t be a risk of water getting anywhere near it. Create a playlist with some diverse music, so everyone can have a taste of something they like. Other than that, organize some volleyball or a water polo tournament. If there are kids at the party, you can always play Marco Polo and incorporate rubber toys and floaters in the pool.
The key to a successful pool party is to start planning it on time. Create a to do list a few months before and check everything that needs to be done. Organizing any kind of event requires both time and patience. And don’t worry if not everything goes according to plan, these things tend to happen. The most important thing is to have a great time and enjoy the party with your friends and family.