It’s the summer holidays, and that means that it’s time to throw a pool party! Whether you have it at home, or you’re going abroad to party in the sun, you’re going to need the essentials. Here’s what you’ll need to throw a pool party that people will be talking about all summer.
Throw in the Inflatables
Every pool party needs pool inflatables to brighten up the pool, and the craze for cool inflatables shows no sign of slowing. Have you seen the flamingo pool rings or seashell pool floats that are available right now? Pick inflatables that are all different styles and shapes, or pick some that suit your theme. Why not have a pool full of pineapple floats for your tropical themed party? It’ll look amazing, and your guests will love them too.
Make Sure You Bring the Sunscreen
Pool parties are the best, but they do invite sunburn if you’re not careful. It’s painful at best and downright dangerous at worst. Bring lots of sunscreen with you, and encourage people to slap it on. Reapply too once you’ve been in the water. It’s also a good idea to wear a hat and get into shade whenever you can.
Fire Up The BBQ
What kind of party is it without the snacks? A BBQ is perfect, as its traditional outdoor food that’s easy to eat on the go. Burgers and hot dogs will always go down well with your guests, and you’ll even be able to find veggie options for your vegetarian friends. If you’re not sure what to cook, The Works holiday shop has all kinds of BBQ cookbooks you can look to for inspiration. Don’t forget the fun paper plates and plastic cutlery to save on clean up, too.
Keep The Drinks Cool
People wouldn’t want to keep moving in and out of the kitchen to get their drinks, and you don’t want to keep them outside as they’ll go warm. The best way around this to bring out drink buckets and some ice to dunk your drinks in too. Keeping your drinks on ice will keep them nice and cold, perfect for a hot day. You can use anything for a bucket, as long as you can pour in some ice. Some people even use paddling pools when they have a lot of drinks to keep cold.
Don’t Forget the Tunes
What kind of party is it going to be if you don’t have any music? You’ll want a speaker that can blast the party playlist you’ve spent all day curating. Try picking a speaker that’s waterproof, so you won’t have to worry about a splash from the pool ruining it. You can even get speakers that can float, creating the perfect pool party tunes station.
With these tips, you’ll throw a party that your guests will rave about for ages. Get the supplies together, fire up the BBQ, and makes sure you’ve got the playlist ready, and you’re ready to party.