Love fantasy? It doesn’t just end at fairies; you can bring it to your pool! Getting creative and artistic can turn an ordinary pool party into the event of the year. A great party starts with a well-thought-out plan, which greatly involves your theme. Fortunately, we’ve compiled five themes to get you closer to an epic pool party you and your guests will love. You can check this for additional information.
Top Five Themes for An Epic Pool Party at Home
1. Travel to Hawaii right in your yard
Adding the Hawaiian Luau theme to your outdoors is easy than you think and ideal for a daytime occasion. All you need are a few additions, including bold hues, many live or paper flowers, grass skirts, and leis. Hang the grass skirts around the tables and fences and place the brightly coloured flowers anywhere for a lively ambience. How ambitious are you? Go the extra mile by wrapping fence posts with brown steamers. It’s your best bet at echoing the tropical palms. Then add construction paper-cut green leaves and decorations with brown ‘coconut’ balloons. Finally, let some floating candles or fresh orchids float in the water.
Bites and drinks
Another way to wow your guests with this theme is to treat them to the Hawaiian-like menu. Serve shredded pork, grilled pineapple, fresh fruit like papaya and mango, sweet potatoes, and coconut cake. The guests will undoubtedly appreciate margaritas, daiquiris, and pina coladas. The kids will be excited with fruit punches.
What’s a party without some activities and games? Fun luau activities include limbo competitions, hula hoops, and games. Consider Pineapple Bowling, where you put up pineapples as pins and try to knock them out with a coconut representing a bowling ball. Or opt for Pass The Coconut, comparable to Hot Potato: typically, guests form a circle to pass around the coconut while some music is playing. Whoever holds the coconut when the music ends is banished.
2. Embrace the Mexican Fiesta Vibe
From bold colours and delicious tropical flavours to spice and seasonings, who says no to the Mexican Fiesta? The rules of the game never change; start the fiesta with some upbeat music and showcase your pinata. Add an inviting taco bar and spread blankets and sombreros around the pool. Then place several little tables and decorate them with different coloured balloons.
Bites and drinks
A buffet serving is ideal and can incorporate tacos with various toppings, fajitas, salsa and chips, and guacamole for the authentic Mexican style. Complete the equation with glasses of margaritas.
Start with the Sombrero Dance, which couldn’t be more perfect with sombreros already in the mix. The exciting part is whoever loses their sombrero has to eat a hot pepper. The must-haves for the game include chilli peppers, sombreros, music, and enthusiastic players.
Another choice is the Taco Battle. Usually, a player tries to break the taco shell of another while taking care not to have their own broken. Players can only touch the other person’s taco sticks or tacos. Hitting, kicking, pushing, or pulling is not allowed. As you may have guessed, the taco that remains unbroken at the end belongs to the winner.
3. Go pinky with the Flamingo theme
The majestic and beautiful flamingoes are simply inseparable from the summer. A flamingo-themed party starts by adding flamingo-shaped balloons in as many colours as you want. Going pink with your birds is acceptable for a girl’s birthday. Then incorporate a few unicorns with white contrast and rainbow accents.
Put a rattan rug by the pool and reflect the picnic style with soft cushions for guests to sit on. The cushions should feature warm summer colours such as yellow, orange, and pink. Be sure to create two to four different lounge and dining places for the guests to relish and spread different chairs, stools, and floor pillows anywhere in the house.
Bites and drinks
Serve your drinks in pineapples and coconuts (made of plastic with straw-access holes) for the ultimate fun. Using real pineapples and coconuts for the same is welcome. Also, the veggies and chips should come with pink-coloured dips and sauces. There is a range of pink foods to choose from, including smoked salmon, olive bites, ham-cheese, and watermelon.
There is a high chance that everyone at the party has engaged in musical statues and passed around the parcel at some point. For this case, play a round of ring toss utilising the flamingo figures. The kids can create effortless straw puppets with this theme.
4. Black & white
Sometimes, less is truly more, which is why you may want to try out a black-and-white setting. Going for monochrome colors also leaves a fun yet sophisticated vibe, ideal for those who are throwing a party for grown-ups, or especially for co-workers. If your pool has black tiles this will easily blend right in! Go for white covers over your tables, and stick to black and white floaties, and chairs, and even go for the black & white dress code!
Bites and drinks
You can serve any food you fancy, but serve it only on black or white plates. Drink-wise you should only offer milk, champagne, or Pina Coladas (for the white portion). On the other end, you can opt for Coke, Cuba Libre, and coffee.
If you and your friends are big fans of chess, now is the right time to incorporate it! You can go for medium-sized figures that you can play with and sort out just by the pool. This will totally finish up the black-and-white aesthetic. You can also play soccer with the right ball, golf, or volleyball. Both men and women will find an activity that suits them.
5. That 60s vibe
Who doesn’t love the old-school and retro look? Going for that wild, fun, and funky 60s vibe is for those who like to play dress-ups, or who are forever stuck in this era, with all the wild clothing & rock music. Your stage should be bright, loud & funky (possibly book a mini-van that you can use as a fast food joint to embrace the 60s quirkiness). This vibe works for any type of pool part.
Bites and drinks
Speaking of mini-vans, you can totally book a caterer who will host the event for you, or you can DIY your project & food. Stuffed turkey, meatballs & rolls need to be on your menu. Bloody Mary is a must-do, along with the good Old Fashioned. Prepare just these two drinks, and have both alcohol & alcohol-free kinds.
Turn on your speaker or bring a boombox and play ‘guess the song’, or musical chairs. The loser gets tossed in the pool, wearing a giant and fluffy bright blonde wig! Remind your guests that staying groovy is all there’s to it.
Pools allow for various themed parties and are a perfect addition before the summer and holidays. It’s important to note that your pool’s artistic nature can make it easier or harder to embrace various themes. Professionals can help you create a modern and highly-adaptive pool without compromising quality and durability.