If you have a kids’ party, it can be lots of fun to plan. Use your swimming pool as the focal point of the day, but plan other water-related activities. Young children love slip-n-slides. Recall those from your youth? You have a nice slippery plastic tarp and throw yourself down it to slide for fun. Set up a slip-n-slide station for your children. Be sure to offer goggles and plenty of towels.
For your kids, you can set up a table with fun desserts that go along with your swim theme. How about cupcakes with fish on them? Or, a cake with a deep sea diver in icing? Or what about blue drinks with gummy fish floating at the bottom?
With children, you also can dress up your pool for their party. Blow up a bunch of plastic inner tubes or plastic animals and let them float in the water. It is a great way to let your guests know right away that the pool is going to be the center of attention for their afternoon.
If your party is for the adults, you also can make the pool your central focus. If you plan on having an actual pool party for adults, blow up water chairs for lounging. If your guests are more active, set up a water polo net to play a few games. Be sure that you use the grill to create some fun luncheon options too. This is a great way to involve your swimming pool and your party. Just think of how much fun you can have out in the sun with your friends and family.
Another idea is to use your swimming pool as a focal point of the night. If you plan a nighttime get-together, you may not want to use the pool to swim in. You still can use it though. Get some floating candles and set them a sail on the water. It can be a great addition to set the mood of your night as your guests dine poolside under the stars. Having a pool that is lit is a great way of setting the tone of the night as an elegant gathering of friends and family.
Regardless of how you decide dot use your swimming pool for your backyard activities, be creative. Do something that other people haven’t done. Whether it is hanging special lighting and using the poll as a lighting option or jumping in for wet fun, your swimming pool can be a perfect addition to the night.