Best Swimming Pool Party Tips for Adults

With summer going full speed and ahead and the days still long it’s the ideal time to the pool party bash. An extraordinary thing about owning a pool party is the fun and social opportunities they give you. Pool parties are good time for kids but adult can also have a ton of fun too. Maybe you have done typical pool parties but you’re looking for something new. We have compiled 7 best pool party tips for adults that will transform your pool into the best pool party ever this summer.

1. Choose a Fun Theme

Common pool parties like Luaus has become overrated. A lot of people have been doing that so for a change go for a theme that is extraordinary. Go for a theme that is hot and trending right now. There are a lot of themes that you can choose from. One of the trending themes nowadays are Hollywood theme, boho-inspired coachella or decade party themes like 50s,70s and 80s. Complete it with any vintage decorations and looks. Here are some of the themes that you could also use.

Hawaiian Luau

This is a standout amongst the most popular pool party themes. Both the kids and adults love it. Decorate your area with tropical flowers and bright colors. This will include carving fruit bowl for your refreshments. At the same time,you can also distribute leis to your guests. If you want to be a little silly you can ask your guests to really get up with Hawaiian print shirts. You can also call it into a contest so that they would really look their best outfit

Beach Party

This theme, you really need to put sand everywhere but another way to make the area fit for the theme is to simply scatter seashells everywhere. You can put seashells in the tables, cover chairs with beach towels. You can also put beach balls and umbrellas.  Moreover, you can place beachside favorites like ice cream and hot dogs for your menu.

1950s Night

This is a very interesting theme because you’re going back in time. To pull this thing, you just have to splash the colors black, white, pink and turquoise around the pool. For your food, simply serve cheeseburgers, milkshakes, french fries and then play over rock ’n roll music. Another good thing about this theme, is your guests can  pull off their swimsuits.

Movie Night

First thing, you’re going to need a big screen television or you can rent a projector. Show the movie on the side of the house. What’s even more fun is that you can put on inflatable lounge chairs so your guests won’t have to get out of the pool. You can enjoy a movie night in the pool and don’t forget the popcorn.

Neon Party

This is one very artful and very creative theme. You can put up free-standing black and neon lights. For an easier one, just put on a glow-in-the-dark paint to cover your decorations and stuck up on glow sticks. You would ask your guests to wear white clothing for the full effect. The fun starts once the sun goes down. This time you will have a blast playing with white beach balls and the neon lights.


To recreate the effect of this team you’re gonna need colors red blue white and yellow decorations you can make a carnival-inspired tent on the side. Over snow cones and cotton candies to your guests, you can even hire fortuneteller

Las Vegas

This theme is perfect if your guests love cards and gambles. Play with poker games, cards, and blackjacks. You can also play with unexpected foods like Reuben sandwich sushi you can invest prizes. Let the people play for them.


2. Pick a Color Palette

A party would stand out you choose and stick with a color palette it gives style to your party and it makes it more fun make sure that your pallet coincides with the theme party For example colors gray, black and red color palettes are perfect for shark week theme.  Bright pink, lilacs or yellow make them more feminine. This can be accented with flowers. Neon colors are perfect for 80s party. The colors can be incorporated cups Plates serving ware napkins, tablecloths, and balloon Additional color schemes such as accents of towels and cushions help the look be cohesive.

3. Decorations

The way you decorate your party depends on how you want to give an impression to your guests. If you want to make a statement about your party, you may not be able to give big details. But what can give a significant difference is on how you may show just a few decorations that would stand out. For example, you can put giant pool floats that beat the color and theme party. You can also use statement decorations, pick up smaller decorations as centerpieces and string them around the pool area. Here are other decoration ideas that you can use in your party.


You can welcome your guests by guiding their way to the event by using streamers, signage or pennants that pave the way to the pool party. Another creative idea is to draw designs on the garden paths to direct the guests to the entrance. For late evening parties, you can use the electric string lights To make a fabulous impression


A self-service drink station is also a good idea where you can put away the Fruit tables so that guests can circulate all around the party area. Adding thematic clothes or skirted table will add appeal to the bar or drinking stations.  Also, arrange garnishes, themed skewers, ice and sizzle sticks so that they can be easily accessed. What will spice up the impression of your party is the hanging decorations such as knick-knacks featuring Icons related to the theme.


Enough space in your area will keep your guests hang out and interact with much pleasure. You can arrange your furniture into small groups of three or four space around the pool area. Shaddy and sunny seating will ensure that you can get your guests to whether to be under the sun or not. They can choose whichever suits them.  To emphasize the theme and enhance the atmosphere you can use the slip codes and tabletop decorations.

If you are partying in the evening, you can use electric string lights, votive candles, tiki torches to illuminate the conversational spaces. This will give more effect to the ambiance of the party.


Pool toys and other inflatables may serve as entertainment to your guests such as squishy water bombs, inflatable beach balls, themed rubber duckies. It will bring that unexpected element of fun. Another supplementary effect is to place some potted palm plants for an exotic appeal. Floating candles and colored submersible LED accent lights lit to make lasting impressions as the night falls.

Food Service

Set up serving tables in the mingling area for the serving or buffet tables. You may set them outside of the sitting area if you are serving a full meal. Create a separate venue for dining. Changing scenery may keep your guests interested. If you are not using  banquet table, place smaller table clothes to each other. Tie them together with identical centerpieces

4. Perfect music

Music sets the mood of the party. It will be weird and lame if you don’t get the right playlist for your party. Hiring a DJ would be another option. He knows just as how to set the right music for the right mood. Another option is to install Spotify on ad-free version. You don’t want any ads interrupting between songs. Speakers like Bose are great which give great sound quality. Nonetheless, here are some party playlist that will definitely give your party a blast

  1. Kiesza “ Hideaway”
  2. Bastille “ Pompeii”                                                        
  3. Katy Perry “ Dark Horse”
  4. Calvin Harris “ Summer”
  5. Clean Bandit “ Rather Be”
  6. Demi Lovato “ Heart Attack
  7. Ellie Goulding “ Lights”
  8. Luke Bryan “ I Don’t Want This Night To End”
  9. Taylor Swift “ I Knew You Were Trouble”
  10. Bruno Mars “ Locked out of Heaven”
  11. Swedish House Mafia Ft John Martin “ Don’t You Worry Child”
  12. The Wanted “ Glad You Came”
  13. Pitbull Ft Christina Aguilera “ Feel This Moment”
  14. Pharrell Williams “ Happy”
  15. Paramore “ Ain’t It Fun”

5. Mixing drinks

Drinks spice up the party! Having a theme to your drinks is also fun. You can choose between cocktails or mocktails (without alcohol). Be sure to have plenty of ice. Use plastic cups or anything unbreakable. Glass can be dangerous around the pool. So, here are seven great poolside drinks.

Brewsky Sangria

This is a refreshing blend of lager beer and lemonade or soda. Roger Kugler’s tangy beer-based sangria was inspired by a British customer’s request for a shand.

Cucumber Margarita

A margarita is more refreshing when done with cucumbers. The cucumber-infused tequila also makes a great punch.

Pineapple-Sake Sangria with Jalapeño

Chef Helene Henderson made this sake-based punch is refreshing and spicy. Thanks to an easy-to-make jalapeño syrup.

Rum & Tonic

Todd Thrasher is a longtime scuba diver and when he visits the Caribbean island of Bonaire. He said this cocktail puts him in vacation mode.  This is his go-to drink after a day in the water.

Strawberry-Lemon Mojitos

Strawberries sweeten these mojitos. Use a molasses-based rum (like white Brugal) for a smoother drink, or a sugarcane-based rum (such as white Barbancourt) for a drier cocktail.

Strawberry-Basil-Balsamic Daiquiri

This pleasantly sweet-tangy drink was inspired by the classic Italian pairing of strawberries and balsamic vinegar.

Watermelon-Tequila Cocktail

When watermelon is abundant, this is a great way to use it. Bobby Flay purees seedless watermelon chunks, then strains the juice through a sieve and mixes it with silver tequila, sugar syrup, blueberries, mint and fresh lime juice.

6. Food

When it comes to food, think about the food that appeals to a crowd. Something that isn’t too difficult to cook or eat. You may also decide for a good catring services. If you want to have a laid back party, having barbecue or bring your own food (BYOF) is a pretty good idea. You can also set up a smores station.

Here are some pool food ideas for poolside dining. They’re not heavy and are convenient to serve.

Finger foods/Hors D’Oeuvres

  • Deviled eggs
  • Cheese cubes
  • Cut fruit/vegetable tray
  • Brownies/cookies/cupcakes
  • Mixed nuts, shelled

Lunch/Light meal

  • Taco bar, self-serve
  • Pizza Chicken/tuna/egg salad wraps
  • Quiche
  • Deli meat sandwiches/ham rolls


  • Crockpot chili
  • Grilled Shrimp & wedge salad
  • Baked fish/chicken
  • Meat & vegetable skewers


7. Activities and Entertainment

When organizing adult pool party activities, usually they are unstructured social gatherings. But a pool party is an endless fun. If you really want to go over the top, you can add entertainers like a band or musician. As a themed party, you can hire hula dancers or mermaids to come and swim in the pool.

Additional entertainments can make your party unforgettable. You may put up a karaoke. Making it a spa day, hiring hairdressers, masseuses and nail artists are great ideas, especially for a feminine themed party.

There are also a plenty of games that can be played in a pool as well. Volleyball or basketball using beach balls are one of the common pool party games. Here are other pool games for adults.

Floating Ping Pong

You can buy a floating ping pong table to play a few rounds. Just stay cool.  You can also use the table to play a game of floating beer pong or purchase a separate floating beer pong game. There are actually a plenty of variations when playing ping pong balls. Here are some fun variations you can try.

Watermelon Polo

This game is a variation of water polo, but with a watermelon instead of a ball.  Divide up into two teams. Prepare your watermelon by covering it with petroleum jelly or vegetable pool. Then drop the watermelon in the middle of the pool.  You then are basically just like playing soccer, but in a pool, and with your hands. However, you are not allowed to lift the watermelon out of the pool and throw it, and you might want to set other ground rules (such as no holding players under the water, or have a way to “tap out” if someone is being too rough) so that no one gets hurt.

Pool Volleyball

Of the most popular favorite is pool volleyball.  Set up a volleyball net across your pool, and then play just like normal volleyball. In this case, you are playing it in the water. The fun and thrill as playing the actual volley is the same but even more fun in the water. If you want to slow things down a bit, play with a beach ball instead of a volleyball.  For safety purposes, you can ban spiking the ball so that no one gets a bloody nose in the pool.




Pools provide so many endless hours, and years, of memories and enjoyment. Hosting awesome pool parties is just one way to enjoy your pool. You can be on your pool ownership. Here is a video that will sum up everything you should know about throwing your best pool party over.


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