When you hear ‘pool-side’ party, you automatically conjure up images of inflated flamingoes and volleyball tournaments. But, the perfect laid back pool party does exist! We have rounded up some themes that are high class and low key as we bid adieu to the summer.
People in the 80’s and 90’s really knew how to party, and we are taking a leaf out of their book! Think big hair, neon colours (or the LMFAO video), a boom box by the pool, and you have yourself a theme for your next blow-out. Dust off your Halloween decorations, bring out the outrageous wigs and loud sunglasses, bust out the disco music and live it up – 80’s style!
If you are a beach bum, why not recreate your own, closer to home? Quirky Hawaiian shirts for your guests, surfboards as décor around the pool, and a surf and turf food table are a fun way to infuse a retro-beachy vibe to your pool party.
Class it up
If P Diddy can throw a white party, so can we! Tea lights set up around the pool, an all-white décor, and white dress code sets the tone for an elegant evening. Floating white balloons that cut gracefully across the pool add a dramatic flair to your get together. Ask your guests to recreate some of the outfits in P. Diddy’s 2009 party and have the best outfit of the night prize.
A picnic brings back happy nostalgic memories, so why not add a contemporary twist to it? A picnic ‘basket’ with sandwiches, lemonade, chips and a chocolate for each guest will remind them of birthday parties and school excursions. Quilts spread across the floor and chairs are warm and inviting. Potted flowers in rustic cans, checkered tablecloth, mason jars, and LED candles around the pool are the perfect décor accents for a rustic evening.
An Olympic themed party for children facilitates healthy competition and is a great way to spend an evening. Swimming matches and in-pool games like Marco Polo or mermaid races are fun, especially if medals are being handed out at the end. Create your own international competition by encouraging kids to come dressed in the colours of their favorite country.
This is the perfect time to take advantage of the world-class pools at Appaswamy and ring in the monsoon in style!