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Caitlin: How to have a Perfect Pool Party!!

Caitlin: How to have a Perfect Pool Party!!

* Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rec Warehouse. All opinions and results expressed in this article are my own.

Is there anything more perfect than having your best friends, a gorgeous blue sky and sunshine afternoon and a cool pool to swim, float or jump into during the summer months? It has to be one of my favorite things to do when the weather turns from cool to hot, especially here in Atlanta. We can get some pretty steamy days so having a local pool party is always on our list on the weekends.

Pool parties can always be a great time with your best gal pals, your neighborhood or a family gathering. Of course, I love entertaining, especially in the summer time! Pool parties are especially high on my list because they are actually pretty simple to put together and I know everyone is going to have a great time ( kids included ). But how can you host the perfect pool party? Let me share some tips:

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So as summer quickly approaches, and you’re not sure what to do for your weekend plans, it seems to be that hosting a fun and memorable pool party should be your go to for family, friends and neighbors. I hope these simple tips will help you enjoy a memorable summer!

Is there anything more perfect then having your best friends, a gorgeous blue sky and sunshine afternoon and a cool pool to swim, float or jump into during the summer months? It has to be one of my favorite things to do when the weather turns from cool to hot, especially here in Atlanta. We can get some pretty steamy days so having a local pool party is always on our list on the weekends. But how can you host the perfect pool party? Let me share some tips!

 

1. Seating - Summer is hot; plain and simple. Make sure everyone has a cool place to sit down and relax. Sometimes I’ll bring out lawn chairs, kid chairs or some super big blankets for people to sit and enjoy.  If you don’t have sufficient poolside lounging options, consider renting! Oh, and pool floats do count as viable seating options. Just sayin’.  I mean, who doesn't love floating on a pizza float?!

2. Delicious Snacks - People, specifically me, love to eat. Make sure you’ve got plenty of summertime snacks available for easy picking. I try to combine the traditional with the creative, so a few of my favorite best-of-both-worlds party snacks are delicious watermelon, s'mores and lemonade! For the kids, popsicles always tend to be a huge hit too or frozen grapes! On occasion I’ll even use frozen grapes as ice cubes with water for a sweet refreshing drink. I dare you to try it because you’ll be as addicted as I am!

 

3. The Perfect Pool - Community pools are fun but having your own above ground pool, well that's even better!  Rec Warehouse is the Southeast’s largest seller of above ground pools, hot tubs, spas, and saunas and they are located right here in Atlanta. With three convenient showrooms in Kennesaw, Jonesboro, and Norcross, Rec Warehouse has a professional staff ready to help provide you with the assistance needed to install the crystal clear blue waters of your dreams. The President of Rec Warehouse, David Doebler, has been in the pool business almost since he was born. He learned the ropes from his father and uncle who started the business in the 1970’s and since has successfully lead Rec Warehouse to sell over 250,000 above ground pools. With his expertise and your personal style, you are bound to create a space for the ultimate Summer getaway! If you’re looking for the perfect pool to host your next pool party, you have to check out Rec Warehouse!

4. An Awesome Playlist - Music is the ultimate simple mood setter. I stray away from the stereotypical top hits and opt for timeless—and yes, cheesy—summer classics that make everyone compulsorily happy. Think Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett, classic 90s hip-hop à la Will Smith “Welcome to Miami,” and shamelessly catchy boy band favorites.

5. Decor - Aside from having great tunes, the next important thing is visible ambiance. I'm talking bright colored paper lanterns, seashells, inexpensive tropical flowers and more! The bolder the colors, the more you'll pool party will be stand out to friends! Sometimes I even make a cute little photo booth for everyone to take goofy pictures for those that may not want to get in the pool so soon. It’s so fun to look back at all the hilarious moments as the day continues, especially for the kids.

6. Bug Defense Mechanisms- If you're like me, you hate bugs and especially ones that come out in the summer heat. But, even if your party does start in the early afternoon, keep in mind that bugs usually come out early in the summertime so be prepared to grab some Bug Off for your friends.

So as summer quickly approaches, and you’re not sure what to do for your weekend plans, it seems to be that hosting a fun and memorable pool party should be your go to for family, friends and neighbors. I hope these simple tips will help you enjoy a memorable summer! 

How to you host the perfect pool party for your friends and family? 

Dr. Ejaz Naqvi: Complimentary Medicine & Alternative Medicine

Dr. Ejaz Naqvi: Complimentary Medicine & Alternative Medicine