July 12, 2020

How to Plan the Best Summer Pool Party

When you call up one of the swimming pool companies in Bucks County to start planning your pool’s installation, you might be envisioning long summers where you’re playing host to different themed pool parties. However, there is a significant difference between dreaming about an outcome and planning to make it happen.

While it may not be particularly challenging to throw a pool party, since most of the main attraction is the pool, there are some steps you should take to make sure your pool party is as memorable as can be. Here are some of the steps to take your pool party to the next level:

Plan a Pool-Friendly Menu

When planning your pool party, it’s essential to pay particular attention to the menu of items you’re going to offer. You don’t want to spend long hours in front of a hot oven or stove making food that’s better suited for a dinner party than long days out in the sun…but what should you offer?

Instead of playing a chef in the kitchen, consider opting for the role of a grill master. Your guests will love the classic pool party favorites of hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken, which will eliminate the amount of cleanup you’ll have to do later on. Plus, it frees you up for creating themed decorations and other goodies for your guests.

If you plan to offer drinks, give some thought to what kind you want to provide. You should always include water since it’s a good idea to keep hydrated while in the sun, but you should also consider if you want to offer beer or cocktails, or just stick with water and soda.

Make Sure There’s Music

Everyone loves to have music playing at a party, and it’s no different when you’re hosting your very own pool party. If you don’t have access to one of the major services, like Spotify, Apple Music, or Pandora, you can still use YouTube to create a playlist to keep everyone entertained. However, make sure you have a Bluetooth speaker on hand so that your laptop or phone can easily connect.

Make Sure to Include the Necessary Protection

An unfortunate reality is that any pool party will come with some dangers. Apart from following standard pool safety, it’s good to include a sunscreen station where swimmers can reapply sun protection every few hours. In addition to sunscreen, it’s also a good idea to include some kind of insect repellant on your list of party supplies; one of the last things you want is to have your guests remember mosquitoes rather than the pool games.

To find out more about how to plan your summer pool party or get a quote from a company that installs custom swimming pools in Berks County and the surrounding area, call us today!