The great thing about decorating for a pool party is that you have a POOL as the main focus of the party. Because your centerpiece is already amazing, decorations can be at a minimum. We’ve learned you really don’t have to spend much at all for a fantastic atmosphere.
Our pool is not visible from our parking area, so we like to start the party there. We place welcome signs, direction arrows, and fun “band parking” signs around the area, and spraypaint lines for parking spots right on the gravel so the lot stays orderly.
Pool Party Decorations
Another fun idea requires a simple Styrofoam wreath (available at any crafts store), a few drink umbrellas, some plastic flowers, and a few pairs of inexpensive kids’ sunglasses. Use a glue gun and stick pins to attach the flowers, umbrellas and sunglasses to the wreath.
Your party snacks can also do double-time as decor. In addition to the usual (hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza) consider displaying treats like tortilla chips or aqua blue frozen pops in sandcastle molds or toy buckets. Use toy shovels as serving spoons.
Some guests will forget towels and sunscreen. Set these items strategically around the pool—these little stations will not only help a friend in need, but they’ll also give your pool party an extra bit of charm. You might even consider having a couple of spare swimsuits on hands for friends who didn’t think they would swim—until they saw how beautiful and welcoming your pool was!
Make Your Pool Party Sparkle
And for pool accessories that will make every evening poolside gathering fabulous, nothing beats Color Cascade bubblers (link to blog here) or LED lights by Universal Color Logic (blog link here).
Remember, your pool makes the party, so keep things simple and inexpensive with food, games, great music and, of course, your fabulous guest list.
Want to brainstorm ideas for your next pool party? We’d love to talk with you—give us a call at 503–631-4816,
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