It’s hot… (even if you’re reading this from Melbourne!), it’s very, very hot. Summer is in full swing, and you’ve already spent many weekends at the beach, brunches in the sun, and countless dinners under the umbrella, al fresco style.
Summer calls for gatherings with friends and family, barbeques in the sun, and of course your very own garden party. A simple and cost friendly way of having fun, is to take the fun outside of course. If you’re lucky enough to own a pool? Even better!
Since you’re already spending your weekends outside anyway, hosting a pool party is the perfect way to get people out of the house (and away from the aircon!) to have a little fun. Fire up the barbie, throw together some salads and mix together a few fruity jugs of Pimms – this kind of party is the dream to host, promise.
Here are some tips to hosting the ultimate pool party, from the ideal outdoor furniture to tasty appetizers, we’ve got you covered.
Choose a Theme
When it comes to your garden party, the theme pretty much speaks for itself. We’re talking bright, vibrant colourful décor, fun tableware, over the top pool floats, and delicious party food that matches your colour scheme. Go for a kaleidoscope of colour, incorporating clashing pinks, reds, yellows and green. Themes that invite fun party games and décor work the best to create an atmosphere, and a Mexican fiesta theme is always lots of fun.
A Mini Garden Party
Set up an area for people that want to hang out together, besides just being in the pool. Did we mention that it’s hot? Ensure your mini garden party area has lots of shade with umbrellas, and enough outdoor furniture including tables and chairs to seat large groups. This makes for a sociable area where guests can enjoy catching up over food and cocktails.
There are always certain people at the party that simply can’t get enough of the sun. Ensure you’ve got a few of your best sun loungers out for those that want to sun themselves and bronze up. Be sure to provide towels and lots of sun cream too! Our range of sun loungers made from teak wood are perfect, due to their weather resistant, durable properties.
Make sure you avoid a fussy menu and keep it as simple as you can by providing lots of delicious finger food, salads and snacks. We recommend bowls of cool fruit and chips and dips. Get creative with your fruit salads and include tasty bites of watermelon and feta, alongside meat skewers too. Last but certainly not least, is the barbeque! No pool party or gathering is complete without firing up the grill, so ensure you check you have everything you need to put on a winning spread. From burgers, to sausages, prawns and veggie dishes, preparation is key!
Host a winning pool party or garden party with the help of Jati and ensure guests talk about it for years to come.