As much as we hate to say it, it seems summer is starting to come to an end. The leaves are changing, the days are starting to get shorter and before you know it, it’ll be time for the kids to head back to school. Most parents say this is their favorite time of year. The kids are back at school and the adults get some peace and quiet during the day again. While this is parents’ favorite time of year, kids dread it. The bliss of sleeping all day and staying up all night is over. Instead kids have to go back to early mornings, piles of homework, and having a bedtime again. And with the season coming to a close, your family’s chances to use the pool are becoming less and less. So why not make the most of the little time left and have a back to school pool party? Kids get to have one last blowout before school and the parents can celebrate the kids going back to school! Here are some ideas to ensure you have the best party in the neighborhood.
Pull Out All The Toys – All pool owners stock up on toys. Noodles, large floats and inter tubes, water guns, you name it, and it’s probably in the pool shed. Most people don’t like pulling everything out at once because it never gets put away. For this party, take everything out! This could be the last time the toys get used this summer, and what’s a pool party without toys? Toys are fun for the adults too. Chase the kids around with water guns, lounge on a float, the possibilities are endless.
Feed the Madness – Swimming takes a lot of energy and what’s a party without food? You’re already outside using the pool, why not fire up the grill and make some hot dogs and hamburgers? They’re quick to make, everyone loves them, and they’ll keep for a while, in case not everyone is ready to eat at once. If you’re a horrible cook, like me, order some pizzas. Or better yet, make it a potluck. You supply the main food and every guest brings a dish too. That way there’s plenty of food to keep everyone energized and the party can last all night!
Crank Up the Tunes – Music can turn an average party into a major bash! You don’t need a DJ or an expensive sound system, just some speakers and an internet connection. One big thing kids and adults have in common is music. We may not share the same musical taste, but everyone loves a good beat. Music can also help your party have more of a relaxed feel. You can set up a playlist from your personal music library or use a free service, like Pandora, and pick a genre or artist and have a non-stop playlist for your party. A perk of using a free service is that you can still tailor the music to your preferences, like setting up a kid friendly playlist or a radio edits only playlist. This way you can relax and have fun too, instead of worrying about what type of song is being sang.
Summer might be coming to an end, but there’s still time for an awesome party. Click here to check out some fun pool games you can play at your party too!