Every year, a large number of people search for the perfect party idea. If you have a pool in your back garden, you may already have what is needed for the perfect pool party. Pool parties are nice because they not only allow you to socialize with those that you know, but they also give everyone a way to cool off.
First Step In Planning A Pool Party…
Let everyone know that you are having one. Although pool parties may not be like birthday parties, you may still want to send invitations to your guests. These invitations, if you choose to send them, do not have to be elaborate. In fact, since your pool party will most likely be casual, your invitations should be as well. If invitations are not your style, you will want to phone your friends or send them an email, inviting them to your pool party.
Once You Have Let Your Guests Know That You Are Having A Pool Party…
You can then start preparing for the party. While it is not always important, you may want to consider confirming with guests whether or not they will be able to attend. Having an accurate guest count may help you better prepare you for your party. In fact, a guest count may enable you to determine how much food, drinks, or snacks you should have on hand.
If You Are Planning On Including A Barbecue…
You will need to decide what type of food you would like to serve. Like any other special occasion, you may want to have a wide variety of different foods. This will ensure that there will be at least one thing on the menu that each guest will enjoy. In addition to main courses, such as meat, you will also want to include side dishes. Side dishes commonly include fruits, vegetables, and salads.
After you have decided which foods you would like served at your barbecue, you will also need to think about making them. Even if your party isn’t for a few weeks, you may still want to develop a cooking schedule ahead of time.
Although your main courses, such as barbecued meat, will be prepared the day of your pool party, you may want to prepare everything else earlier that day or the day before. This will not only ensure that you get all the food prepared on time, but that you are also able to enjoy your own party.
As Previously Mentioned…
You may want to include a barbecue with your pool party. If you are planning on having a pool party, without serving a large meal, you may still want to have snacks and drinks on hand. Non-alcoholic drinks and most snack foods can be purchased for a reasonable price. Alcoholic drinks make for a great party, but some drinks can be expensive to purchase, especially in large quantities.
Aside From The Food And Entertainment…
You may also want to make sure that you have a number of pool accessories on hand. These items may include, beach balls, arm bands, inflatable rings, floating chairs, inflatable slide and other popular swim toys. If you do not already have a large collection of swim toys, you can easily purchase a few low cost ones. Many pool toys, such as swimming rings,arm bands, and beach balls, can be purchased for a reasonable price.
In fact, many of these items only cost around two or three pounds or dollars. If you do decide to purchase a non-inflatable slide for your pool party, make sure to firstly, over hang the slide properly, and secondly make sure you peg or weight the slide down firmly, sand bags are good for this.
Also remember, that it`s not just the kids that like playing with the inflatables. It may also be a good idea to have extra towels on hand. Some of your guests may forget theirs.
Although pool parties are designed to be fun, you may want to establish some pool rules ahead of time. These rules may help to keep your pool and your pool party guests safe, especially young children. Whether you plan a simple pool party or an elaborate one, it is likely that you will be happy with your decision to plan your party, ahead of time.