Enjoying Your Pool
Pool Party Ideas
If you’re searching for an idea for a summer night out, look no further than your backyard.
We build extraordinary pools as Little Rock, Arkansas pool contractors because we love pools and we want you to have fun. Need an idea for a party? We’d love to share a few of our favorite party ideas with you.
Take your guests on an evening getaway to The Aloha State! Invite guests to don their most colorful Hawaiian print shirts. Make leis at the party or buy ready-made ones to welcome your guests. Decorate with bright, tropical colors, bamboo accents, and Hawaiian themed accessories from your local pool retailer, party supply, or craft store. Tiki torches and tropical flowers scattered across tables and the surface of the pool provide the finishing touches for a magical evening. Pineapple chicken or ham would be delicious main dishes, or treat your guests to an authentic pig roast. Complement the feast with rice and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables reminiscent of the garden paradise.
Who needs the ocean? You can create a beach barbecue party around your backyard pool. Kick back in flip-flops and swimsuits. Use the children’s sandbox and build a sand castle. Decorate tables with seashells and fish nets. Cover chairs with beach towels. Use plastic pails and shovels, even Frisbees, to serve hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Float toy sailboats in the pool. Grill hot dogs, hamburgers, and corn on the cob and serve classic boardwalk food, like popcorn, snow cones, and French fries. Or, go all out with a clam bake, oyster roast, or lobster feast!
Miss the days of drive-in movies? Have a “float-in”! Purchase some inflatable lounge chairs at your local pool retailer. Move your big-screen television outside, or rent one for the evening. Pick a favorite classic, or give your guests a thrill and screen “Jaws.” For a party your kids will love, screen “The Little Mermaid” and “Finding Nemo.” Set up your own movie theater concession stand and serve popcorn, candy, and sodas.
A swimming pool or hot tub party is a special way to celebrate any child’s birthday. Create whimsical invitations using flip-flop or fish shaped cutouts, or write the party information on beach balls and mail them to guests in oversized envelopes. Activities can be tailored to the interests of the age group. Younger children will enjoy classic pool games like Sharks and Minnows, Marco Polo, and cannonball contests. Organize a water-gun battle or provide amenities for a girls’ spa-themed party. As partygoers will surely be active, plan a light menu. Sliced fruit, half-sandwiches, goldfish crackers, and boxed juice drinks will allow the kids to play all day.
We chose Scott after meeting him at Aloha Pools. We had absolutely no idea how we wanted our pool to look. Scott designed a beautiful pool that matched the architecture of the house and accentuated our back yard. He is always available for questions and was a pleasure to work with. We hope that we don’t move soon, but will use any future builds!Beth and Angelo Coppola
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