The true sign of summer is a pool party. A good old fashion pool party. It’s the unofficial mascot of summer….or maybe official, depends who you ask; but there is something very California Classic about it. If your summers are anything like mine, as the host of the pool, there is a certain sense of spontaneity that goes with it, and in turn becomes pool parties. Friends will be the best friends you have during summer months. You know, since its 100 degrees outside, suddenly you are their new favorite person!
This means, you must be ready to host a pool party at any given moment. Any good pool party host will tell you there are a few key items you must always have at hand. This makes it more enjoyable for you as the host and in turn, your guests.
Once Summer began, I was quick to host the ladies at my pool for a little Sunday Funday action. And luckily, I had these key items on hand to make it perfect for a fun day in the California Sun.
1. Always have extra pool floaties on hand! You don’t have to spend a ton on them either. I buy one two pack and it will last the entire summer season. Its cheaper in bulk anyway so save yourself the headache and stock up. You never now when something can pop, so be prepared!
2. Be sure to give your guests good healthy options. All that sun can really take it out of you so make sure you are stocked up on healthy snacks that will help you feel good and produce energy for all that splashing. It doesn’t hurt to display them well while your at it, so grab your set of mixing bowls and embrace the color, its summer after all!
3. Cheers! While I understand I just said to have healthy options, its ok to sneak a little treat. So have a little cocktail during your fun in the sun. You don’t have to mix it with a bunch of artificial sweetener keep it healthy and simple like this fresh grapefruit margarita. And of course be sure to get some water in there too. So, Cheers!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Megan Araujo is an entertainment professional with over 10 years of experience on stage, in front of the camera and behind the scenes. A graduate of San Jose State University, Megan earned her degree in Creative Arts before moving to Los Angeles.
This Northern California native is daughter to a professional crafter and party planner, so design and event production has always been second nature to her. It's no surprise that she wants to be wherever the good times roll (with gold glitter on hand, of course!)