If it's your turn to host the next family gathering or children's birthday party, then there's nothing like hosting a swimming pool party to break the ice, keep guests cool and keep your budget in line.
By their very nature, pool parties are likely informal and fun occasions-ones where swimsuits, flip-flops and casual attire become the rule of the day. As a host, that means a pool party makes for an easy way to break the ice-as every guest approaches a swimming pool invitation knowing that where there's a swimming pool, there's fun. And splashing. And sun.
Even if guests aren't swimmers, their summer attire is far likely more comfortable in hot or humid weather. And if they are swimmers, then there's nothing like a refreshing dip in the pool to take the hot edge off of a summer day. For the young and the young at heart, a swimming pool makes cooling off easier for everyone, because no matter what your "skill" level, there's very little people need to know about having fun while swimming.
(And if you don't believe us, you haven't seen children in a swimming pool lately!)
What's more, if you choose to host a pool party, then that's where the fun really begins, because your party theme can be as simple or as elaborate as you desire (and your budget permits). From balloons, squirt guns and a special cake for a children's birthday... to more elaborate themes like luaus or fiesta's complete with tiki torches, special beverages and cuisine...to simple hamburger/hotdog cookouts with potluck side dishes courtesy of friends and family-a pool party can be a stress-free, cost-friendly event.
And by avoiding the hassle (and expense) of a formal restaurant or gathering place, multiple sets of directions and having to set a time to LEAVE the party, there's no telling what kind of fun (and savings) awaits you as a pool party host.
So have a lot fun, save a little money, and be as creative as you want to be by hosting your next party around the cool, casual comfort of your backyard swimming pool.