Pool Parties on a Budget
This time of year, there is no better place to have a party but in the pool. Whether it’s a pool party for the kids or grown-ups you can still make a big splash while staying in budget.
- Create your own invitations. Canva is a great website that lets you design your own invitations and customize them to your liking. (Tip: If it’s an adult party, it doesn’t hurt to add ‘BYOB’ to your invitations. This way your guests won’t expect you to supply cocktails and such.)
- Keep your decorations simple. Take several different colored pool noodles (I found some for $1 each at Dollar Tree!) and slice them up into rings, then string and use them as garland! Blow up some novelty floats, a couple of beach balls, and throw in a few pool noodles to decorate your pool. For table decorations you can use a white table cloth with a beach towel as the table runner. Use beach pails for your napkins and plasticware. The possibilities are endless!
- Keep your games simple (and free). Think Marco Palo and Sharks and Minnows. You can also find [cheap] water balloons and squirt guns at the dollar store, as well!
- Create a playlist! Music is great for that party atmosphere. Don’t splurge on a DJ or entertainment when you can simply create a playlist (Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music) and connect it to a Bluetooth speaker.
- Keep your menu simple. Create a hot dog bar, taco bar or a slider bar. Be sure to keep plenty of bottled water iced down in a large tub.
- Avoid making last minute trips to the store. Be prepared by having extra towels and sunscreen on hand, just in case someone forgets theirs.
It’s a pool party – relax and enjoy the summer. Are you planning a pool party?