Throw the Best Pool Party of the Summer
Long, lazy afternoons lounging in the water are great, but sometimes you just need to gather a group of friends, pick up a few pool noodles and have the time of your life as you splash around all afternoon. Shutterfly is ready to help you throw the best pool party of the year. Find ideas and inspiration on party inspirations with our resources on the Shutterfly Ideas blog.
Grab Some Pool Toys and Finger Foods
Start with the fun part—food and toys! Burger and hot dogs are always great for a pool party, but don’t forget some healthy options like fruit kebobs and plenty of bottles of water. Serve it all up on summer-themed plates. Don’t forget to grab some pool toys. Pool noodles, floating devices, beach balls and water basketball games are fun for people of all ages. For those who aren't swimming, shop memory games, puzzles, and playing cards.
Customize Your Invitations and Décor
Of course you’re going to want to send out pool party invitations. You can choose a basic one to personalize with your own message or even design one with a picture of the party location. Make sure they include information about the date, time and what to bring. If you are inviting young children, ensure their parents know they have to stick around for safety reasons. Luau-themed décor is perfect for any pool party, and you can even grab some grass skirts and leis for everyone to have fun with.
Thank About Safety and Security
In addition to ensuring you have enough adults to watch all the children, you should think about other safety and security concerns. Consider purchasing extra sunscreen and wearable floating devices in case anybody forgets theirs.
Once you have the invitations sent and the food and decorations bought, all there is left to do is wait for the big day. With just the right customization options, your pool party is sure to be the splash of the summer. Of course, don’t be surprised if you realize you need to start throwing the party annually!