It may be winter outside but there’s nothing better than planning your summer parties! There’s one activity that almost everybody associates with summertime, it is swimming. And there’s absolutely no better party to have in the summertime than a pool party with your friends and family. You have plenty of time to get planning this perfect party too! But a pool party can easily turn into a disaster if things aren’t planned properly. In this article, we’re going to give you a few tips on how to throw the perfect pool party.


Fun activities are central to any food pool party. In this case, since we’re going to have attendants of all ages and sizes, it is important to hold activities that will be as inclusive as possible. Light competitive sports such as badminton or horseshoes are perfect for the whole family. You should also have a backup plan in case there’s bad weather. Plan some inside activities such as board games, karaoke, or even a nice movie if need be.


One of the areas where a lot of people make mistakes when planning a pool party is food. When choosing foods for a pool party, it’s always better to go light. Stick to simple foods such as cheese and crackers, finger foods such as chicken tenders and chips & salsa.

If you’re going to cook outside, stick to lean meats and vegetables and keep it low on the carbs. Also, you should consider investing in an outdoor wood oven if you’d like to make your own pizza. Wood oven baked pizza is simply delicious and manufacturers such as Fontana Forni USA have a great selection of wood ovens for all budgets.


Safety is often overlooked with pool parties and it is one of the reasons so many of them end up in tragedy every year. It is very important that you have one or two persons in charge of the pool at all times, especially when kids are swimming. Also, you should always have a buoy on hand and a first aid kit if any emergency arises. Just a simple kit with sting spray and bandages will do.


Pool parties are more than just swimming, they’re about the whole atmosphere as well. This is why it is important to have a clear theme in mind for decorations. Whether you go for a Tiki theme with Tiki lamps, palm trees and a tropical light display, or a simple black and white party, don’t skimp on the décor – go all out if you want your guest to enjoy a memorable evening.


This is totally up to you. You could hire the services of a DJ, which is less expensive than people think, or use a simple sound system with your selection of hits. Remember to use age appropriate music so you do not offend anyone and have a backup plan in case anything goes awry.

Planning the perfect pool party is all about being thoroughly prepared for any eventuality and having the proper food, entertainment and decor in place. However, don’t forget to put the well-being and safety of everyone present first if you want everything to go smoothly.

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Last Update: Monday, 19th December 2016