An adult pool party can be every bit as fun as one for kids. The most fun is when we have guests who enjoy being in the pool as much as we do.
But, we've also had some gala affairs and birthday BBQ's with tables set up all around the pool.
Pool party themes are not just for kids. We've hosted many adult pool parties with themes - like a beach party, flip flop party and a Hawaiian or Luau theme.
Having a theme makes planning easier - from the invitations to the pool party decorations.
A theme also adds to a more festive atmosphere and for opportunities to to be more creative with games, food and party favors.
Looking for an idea for a pool party theme?
A summer garden party makes for a great pool party theme, especially if your landscaping includes lots of colorful perennials or annuals.
Our neighborhood ladies loved the perennial exchange and the colorful bouquets of hydrangeas that adorned the party tables.
Here are some garden party ideas and tips for hosting your own garden party. Garden Party Ideas
Get out the pink - fuschia pink that is and have fun with this flamingo themed girls pool party.
Double walled and BPA free plastic filled with a gel technology keeps your drinks cold. Put the glasses in the fridge for 2 hours for red wine or in the freezer for 2 hours before serving white or sparkling wines.
Glasses can of course be used for ice water, cold tea or to keep sodas cold as well.
A silicone band around the glasses help to keep your hands from getting chilled and provide a nice grip.Freeze Cooling Wine Glass Set of 2 by HOST - Insulated Rubber Grip, Proprietary Cooling Gel, 8.5 oz keeps your drink cold!
With a Corkcicle wines are chilled from the inside of the bottle which is so much easier and less messy than keeping your wine in a bucket of ice. Attached to the wine cork is a long BPA free plastic tube that looks like an icicle filled with a non-toxic freeze gel.
Put the Corkcicle in the freezer at least 90" before serving. After serving your first glass of chilled white wine, place the Corkcicle in the wine bottle. Of course it can be simply wiped off and reused over and over.
Your options for cork tops include the original cork or fun summer colors like orange, green, blue, pink or yellow.Corkcicle Classic Wine Chiller
Adult pool party invitations set the tone and theme for your party.
Many of our party invites are made simply by phone or by sending an e-mail.
The website I have used most to send out free, fun e-vites is www.evite.com.
But there are times and events where you will want to select and send out invitations - such as a birthday party event, a 4th of July Pool Party, or a neighborhood get together.
The invitation needs to match the tone of the party - is it a more formal event with dinner and candle lights or a relaxed, casual theme asking everyone to wear their favorite flip flops.
It also needs to match the gender of those invited - I've had parties out by the pool with just girl friends. Everything, including the invitations were pink and green. Pool Party Invitations
Background music can bring back fond high school memories or provide atmosphere to your adult pool party.
Whether it's Hawaiian music for a luau party or the Beach Boys for a beach themed party, be sure to include making a playlist in your party plans.
We love our Brookstone Outdoor Speaker. It has a 150' range .
The universal docking system will play music on your iPhone, iPad, iPod, Kindle Fire or other smart phone device.
It will also connect to your stereo system and transmit music wirelessly to the speaker.
It can be powered with the included AC adapter or by 8 D batteries. The docking piece requires 6 AA batteries.
The power buttons are located on the top of the speak - so they are easy to access and easy to see. A blue light option is great for night time use.
The 5" woofer and 1" tweeter deliver a full sound that works well for outdoor use. It is designed to be weather-resistant for outdoor use.
Adult pool party games can be in or out of the pool.A floating bean bag toss game gets your friends in the pool. This one comes with two sets of 4 waterproof bean bags. Floating Bean Bag Toss Game
For those who enjoy getting wet, a simple form of entertainment is pool volleyball or, in our case, we love to play pool badminton.
We set up a volleyball net across the shallow end of the pool and buy a badmitton set. Usually we buy an inexpensive set since it usually only lasts a season since we get the rackets wet.
Four people (two on each team) can play at a time and we rotate out the two who have lost the last game.
A limbo game is great to play out by the pool. Put on some limbo music and start the fun. Everyone takes a turn going under the limbo stick without touching it - if he does, he is out. Keep playing until there is only one person left who should be rewarded with a grand prize.
The best swimming pool floats for adults are swimming pool chairs with a beverage holder.
Of course you need more than one - we always have two of them.
While lying flat on an air mattress is good for relaxing, it's not great for catching up with the other guests.
A pool chair float makes it easier to have a conversation with another adult.
Whether you use fun floats or lighted pool fountains, pool decorations can set the tone for a fun party time.
1. Start at the pool gate,
2. Add floats to the pool and
3. Decorate the the party tables with a coordinated color scheme.
Frozen alcohol drinks with a tropical theme like a pina colada topped with a fresh slice of pineapple or strawberry makes for a refreshing beverage.
Many of these drinks can be made without the alcohol for a frozen virgin drink.
Easy to prepare with simple ingredients, you'll be ready for any spontaneous or planned adult entertaining.
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