It’s practically summer, and pool parties are just around the corner. There’s an unwritten rule that houses with pools must throw at least one amazing pool party. If you are an excited first timer to a pool party, it’s best to know the components that can make such gathering successful.

It’s more than just opening your place to people and letting them swim in your pool. It’s a memorable summer memory you can share with all your closest friends and acquaintances. So if you have the capability to give such enjoyment to a lot of people, why not take it all the way?

Rules before the Party

Don’t think that you’re a buzzkill for setting up regulations for your party. This is your pool after all, and you’re the one who’s going to do all the cleaning up once the party is over. Remember to keep your list simple; you don’t want your guests to lose interest because there are too many rules. Here’s an example you can customize and implement in your own party:

  1. No glass cups, especially around the pool. Just imagine all the safety hazards there will be with broken glass around.
  2. No running around the pool.
  3. Everyone should know where to find the first aid kit (give instructions on where to find it beforehand).
  4. Meet people and have fun!

Food and Drinks

Since it’s a pool party, some finger food or mixed chips can be okay. However, you need to step up your game with the drinks. A cocktail bar is always a good idea. But if you can’t book one on time, you can always run to the supermarket and buy cases of canned beer, bottles of wine, and mixes of other drinks like rum, gin, and tequila.

Of course, if children are included, you need to regulate your drinks to a moderate selection. Prepare different flavors of ice-cold juice and sweet treats for the young ones as well.

Music and Entertainment

There’s no party when there’s no music. Bring your guests together by tuning them all up in the same beat. DJs are the popular choice for pool parties, but you can always opt for a band if you think that will be more enjoyable for your crowd.

You need to make sure that the DJ or band you hire is more than just their fancy DJ equipment or instruments. Do your research, and request them to play at least one song live before you give them your business.

Mood Lighting

Your mood lighting depends on what type of pool party you’re going to have. If you want a laid-back, calm night with champagne and wine around the pool, you can go with some accent lights for shrubbery or lanterns around the pool. If you want a rave-like party, however, lasers and strobe lights are the better options.

As you plan your party, it will be good to know the number of your attendees so that you can estimate how much food and drinks you’re going to prepare and even what kind of entertainment you should get. Another tip: add pool lights, whatever your theme is, and that will automatically upgrade your pool party.

Here’s the most important thing: don’t pass on may pool parties, whether it’s your own or someone else’s. Pool parties are just so much fun to ignore. They are also one of the best ways to get over the unbearable summer heat. Host and attend as many pool parties this summer as you can! You will only regret those you didn’t join.