You're Invited: Host the Perfect Pool Party

Tips for Hosting a Great Pool Party
Posted: August 08, 2016 by Laura Quinn

Nothing could be more classic and entertaining than a pool party. Pool parties are great for kids and adults and best of all, planning can be pretty minimal as most of the entertainment is the pool itself. Before the school year starts and the fall weather swoops in, why not throw one final summer bash for your friends and family? Here are some ideas and pool inspiration pictures to get you started on planning the ultimate pool party at your home. 

10616 Sunderland Woods Court listed by Cindy Buckreus

Set the scene -Set a date and get the word out. Evites and Vistaprint both have a full range of pool party themed invitations that you can personalize and send by email or mail.

-Your guests want to dive into the crystal blue sparkling water! Get your pool sparkling clean with these helpful tips from Lowe’s Home Improvement. 

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-Tidy up the area around your pool and decorate. Set out plenty of chairs for sunning and tables for refreshments. Hang up any decorations and string up lights for a classic look during a nighttime party.

Food and Beverages -Cooking on the grill is always a great go-to when hosting a pool party! Here are a few food and beverage ideas to accompany your grilling.

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-Don't forget to have a variety of beverages on hand to last the entire day. A cooler-full of bottled water and a variety of drinks will help your guests stay hydrated and keep the fun going all day. -Not matter what type of food you serve, be sure to keep all refreshments at the correct cool temperatures to keep everyone healthy and the food pleasant.

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Extras -Have extra sunscreen, towels, etc. readily available for your guests. No one wants to leave the party early because they got a nasty sunburn! 

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-Pool toys and games keep people active and entertained. Here is a list of items from Amazon that are sure to thrill your guests.

-Create a pool party playlist for background music. Looking for some inspiration? Check out pool party playlists on Spotify or Google.  

Have you ever thrown an epic pool party? Or have a beautiful pool you want to show off? Post it in the comments and let us know!  

Home in featured image: 4950 Utica Road listed by Cindy Buckreus

Written by Kenna Goodrich, Marketing Specialist, Coldwell Banker Heritage

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