Summer is coming, and what better way to celebrate those summer holidays than with a pool party? You may think that you need a fancy, built-in pool to host your own pool party, but that's not the case.
Even if you don't have your own pool, dive in with these fresh ideas for summer.
For the perfect tropical oasis, use the sort of decor that you would find at the beach: shells, sand, palm trees and of course great beach music. You can further customize the decor by adding leis, tiki torches and flower garlands for a luau-style party, or by adding flamingo decorations, beach toys and a kiddie pool or sandbox filled with sand. Use an online music station from Pandora, or Rhapsody to create the perfect hands-free beach soundtrack.
Draw on your decor to inspire fun beach party invites. If you're going tropical, think flamingos, leis, palm trees and more.
Games give everyone a fun way to cool off in the water and act as icebreakers to promote mingling:
Even if, you don't have a lifeguard on hand you'll want to appoint someone to watch over the pool, especially if small children are at the party or if adults are drinking. Be sure to move any sharp objects out of the way to protect guests from tripping as they move from the pool to the beach area.
No pool party would be complete without food. You might want to fire up the grill for burgers and dogs, but keep in mind that someone would need to attend to it. Keep ice cream or popsicles in the freezer, then serve them as a treat. If it's a birthday party, make a cake in shape of a fish using a few simple cuts on a square baking sheet.