The best part about living in Arizona is that the people can enjoy their swimming pools almost all year round.
Arizona experiences subtropical desert climate and the average temperature during winters here is 60°F. It rarely snows in Arizona and the state has gone years without seeing frost. The climate in the summers gets really hot with temperatures as high as 120°F.
The best way to stay cool in the summers and to enjoy the mild winters in Arizona is to have a pool party. It might sound like a handful, but planning the perfect pool party isn’t all that difficult.
Here are a few pointers that will help you organize a fun and memorable pool party in your swimming pool.
1. Pick a weekend that is not too busy for you or your family.
This is important because you will need some time to plan every aspect of this party and you would want your family members to contribute to the planning as well.
2. Make a list of people you want to invite to the party.
It is important that you evaluate the space and decide how many people you can invite. Once you know the number of guests you are allowed to invite, make a list of all the people that you want to or have to invite. Make sure to sit together when you are making the guest list so that you do not miss out on any of children’s friends or your husband’s colleagues.
3. Decide the theme of the party.
Pool party in itself is a theme that provides a lot of ideas that you can play with. However, if you further want to choose a theme, you need to make that decision now. It is important to do it at this stage as all the next steps will be in accordance with the theme of the party.
4. Make the e-invites as creative as you can.
Though you can even text your friends to let them know about the party, sending invites is much cooler. Mention the time, day, your address, a contact number, the directions (in case you are adding some new people to your guest list), the theme of the party, and the dress code, if any.
5. Decide the menu that you are going to serve.
Pool parties generally go on from early evening right up to dinner time. It is usually not advisable to make a proper dinner as arranging it will take up a lot of your time during the party and you will not be able to enjoy as much. Also, setting up a dinner table takes up a lot of space in the backyard. Making some appetizers and having a lot of finger foods is a must in pool parties. You can also barbeque, along with having a fun day at the pool, and double the excitement of the occasion.
6. Now is the time to shop.
However, before you go shopping, check the leftover decorations that you already have at home and consider if you can incorporate these in your upcoming party. Now, make a list of all the things you need to buy for the decorations. You should also shop for the groceries and other edible items that you might need for the party.
7. Do all the food prep one day before the party.
Start off on the decoration of the party the same morning, if you are having an evening party. You must clean your swimming pool on the morning of the party. Make sure you finish everything at least an hour before the party starts so that you can get dressed before your guests arrive.
The trick for having an amazing pool party is keeping it simple. Do not overdo the food, the decorations or the makeup.
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