By nicole •
By nicole •
If you’re the kind of person who loves to be the host among your friends and neighbors, then you’ve got to check out our guide on how to throw the greatest pool party.
This month we’re giving you a range of tips to help make your party the one they remember – and to keep your guests coming back for more.
First of all, you’re going to want to make sure you have the space. But don’t worry, even if you’re limited, you can still throw smaller, more intimate gatherings and provide those memories people will look back on fondly for years to come.
Planning out your space to cater to different areas is a great way to get people mixing and mingling, with different entertainment options to suit different crowds.
At a party, you don’t want everyone to be seated – especially if there’s music – but you have to make sure you’re catering to everyone. Some people will want to sit and chat, while others will want to sit somewhere comfortably when they’re eating.
At Ashton Pools by Design, we can help support the design of your backyard for future parties with a variety of seating options, both in terms of permanent, built-in fixtures as well as luxury furniture items.
Your guest list has to be impeccable. You don’t want to post a mass-invite out on social media or flick through your contacts on your phone. Think about the type of party you’re throwing and the different people who you think will mix well together.
Curate your guest list with the type of party you have in mind and you’ll be able to plan accordingly for all other elements such as seating, food, games, and decoration. You could even theme your party if you’re having a certain group over (e.g., sports fans, movie fans, or even office colleagues).
If it’s a children’s birthday party you’re throwing, be sure to give parents enough notice when you send your kid off with invitations – this gives them time to plan and ensures your child will have a good turn out for their big day.
Whatever type of party you’re throwing, people are always going to get hungry eventually, and it’s your job to make sure they’re not left starving. You can offer everything from nibbles to whole meals depending on who is coming, but it pays to be prepared!
Here are a few options to help you spice up your party:
Your outdoor kitchen could make or break a party, so make sure you’re in good shape with a range of options. At Ashton Pools by Design, we offer everything from pizza ovens to barbeques and even cold storage. This will allow you to stock up well in advance for your party.
What kind of a party would it be without a pool? On a hot, bright day, there is no better way to entertain than with a pool – especially useful for keeping kids entertained at a birthday party. For your family and friends, it might just be the atmosphere of being poolside that loosens them up, but you can always introduce games to help get people into the pool and having fun (see our games section below).
Preparing your pool for a party might involve setting up some inflatables, arranging poolside seating, or even just checking your pool temperature and chemical balance to ensure it’s a pleasant and inviting place to be.
Games at a pool party are a must. It helps people to mingle, especially if you’re bringing people together and they don’t know each other. To give you some ideas, we’ll break it into categories for pool party games for kids and pool party games for adults – see which ones work best at your party.
We’ve found that few people – regardless of age – can resist a pool party. So if you’re looking to host the next party but want to make changes to your backyard – from big projects such as pool building to smaller additions such as integrating a pizza oven – look no further than our swimming pool design and outdoor living design services here at Ashton Pools by Design.
We’ll put you at the center of the process, which means you’ll be able to create the perfect place to hang out with friends, family, and neighbors – it’s your party, so do it your way! Contact us today to discuss the project you have in mind for your backyard.