6 Essentials for the Perfect Backyard Pool Party

Summer is quickly approaching. Now is a great time to start planning your next backyard pool party. Need some help? Here are 6 essentials for the perfect backyard pool party.

1. Good Music
Your playlist will set the tone for your pool party. That’s why it’s important to put together an upbeat playlist that appeals to guests of all ages.

Hiring a DJ will ensure that your party playlist is up-to-date. If a DJ doesn’t fit into your party budget, create your own list using your favorite streaming service.

Not sure what music to select? Send an email to your guests. Ask them to provide you with a list of their top 5 favorite songs.

2. Delicious Food
Your guests are coming to your party to do two things – have fun and eat delicious food. It’s essential that you plan a menu that satisfies your guests’ appetites.

Since it’s likely to be scorching hot on the day of your party, your menu should include light and tasty fare. Popular food for pool parties include:

  • Chicken, beef or shrimp skewers
  • Sliders
  • Watermelon slices
  • Hot Dogs
  • Hamburgers or turkey burgers
  • Corn on the cob
  • Salad
  • Grilled vegetables

3. Refreshing Beverages
There are fewer things more relaxing than sipping drinks while lounging beside a beautiful pool. Treat your guests to various types of refreshing beverages including:

  • Watermelon lemonade
  • Non-alcoholic sangria
  • Tea
  • Sodas
  • Seltzer Water
  • Pina Colada
  • Water

4. A Floating Bar
Wouldn’t it be cool if your guests could enjoy additional drinks without having to leave the pool? A floating bar might be just what you need.

A floating bar is a portable cooler that you can place in the pool. Some floating bars can hold up to 50 cans or bottles of beverages.

5. A Well-Maintained Pool
A clean pool that contains the right amount of chlorine is the most important thing to have at a pool party. The pool should be free of any debris including leaves and insects.

Schedule a professional service a few days before your pool party. On the day of the pool party, use a net to remove debris from the pool.

6. A Contingency Plan
Summer weather can be unpredictable. For that reason, you should think of ways to accommodate your guests if it rains.

Pool parties are an ideal way to celebrate in the summer. Having these essentials at your party can make it a memorable event.

Evan Shaner