Summer is around the corner and hitting the pool is at the top of our list of fun! From adults to children, everyone loves a good pool party, particularly when the sun is shining. Whether it’s a birthday party, family get-together or just some weekend fun, with a little bit pf planning, you can take the stress out of this summer activity.
HERE ARE OUR TOP 5 TIPS FOR THE PERFECT POOL PARTY:
1. SET UP RIGHT
If your aim is to be outdoors, you need to make sure that there is enough space for all your guests, that you have tables and chairs, and that there is an entertainment area or relax zone for those who are not using the pool. When it comes to outdoor furnishings, from fold-out tables to chairs, go for plastic – it’s easy to clean and move around and there’s no worry if your chairs get wet.
2. THINK ABOUT THE DÉCOR
Your décor will depend on your guests and the reason for your get-together. Kiddies party, for example? Use inflatable beach balls, balloons, colourful cups and serviettes, and bunting for a festive vibe. Visit our Hillcrest and Toti branches and check out our wide range of latex and foil balloons!
3. MAKE FOOD AND DRINK EASY
Outdoor catering should be easy and fuss-free. Go for finger foods or cold platters that don’t need to be kept warm or served in elaborate dishes. Use plastic containers to keep food fresh and cool. Serve cold drinks and water and keep them cold in a large ice bucket or cooler box filled with ice. Instead of cutlery and expensive crockery that could break, go for plastic containers, plates, cups, and cutlery. Simple when it comes to catering around the pool and no chance of breakages.
4. FOCUS ON FUN
Make the swimming experience even more enjoyable for your guests with pool toys and games. Swim floats, beach toys like water pails, and water pistols can add a whole lot of fun to the day. And don’t forget an inflatable swimming pool for the little ones – be sure to always have adult supervision!
5. ALWAYS BE WATER SAFE
Whenever you are in charge of gathering a group of people around, especially young children, you need to think about safety. Pools present a danger and the scary truth is that most children drown when surround by adults as everyone thinks someone else is watching. Take the time to make sure your pool area is as secure as possible and that all swimmers and children are monitored at all times.
Whatever your event, plastic is a good option for everything from catering to entertainment. Do it right this summer and stock up on plastic goodies that will make your life easier at home and outdoors.