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Floating drinks, cool snacks and gadgets, lively pool party games: With these pool party ideas for adults, the garden becomes the perfect location for an unforgettable pool party.
Bright sun, ice-cold drinks, lively games, cool water – a pool party automatically brings to mind holidays and good humour. Anyone can have a pool party for adults in their own garden – even without an occasion. But since it’s worth dressing it up nicely Caribbean-style or with a relaxed beach feeling, it’s ideal for a birthday party, an anniversary, a farewell party or a big summer party.
In addition to the pool itself, you’ll need decorations, cool snacks and drinks, and some fun gadgets and games or programmes to set the mood. As with most parties, preparation and planning is key to making sure everything runs smoothly. If there are children present, you should definitely offer some games with water and in water. From fun water balloon fights to small games for the kids to keep them occupied and exhausted. And even if there are no kids around, pool party games are a lot of fun and will get even the most water-shy into the cool water.
There are lots of inflatable pools of all sizes to choose from on the internet, in DIY shops and specialist shops for little money – of course, you can also spend a lot of money on luxurious pools. Pools can also be rented. If you don’t have a garden or don’t want to spend money on a pool, you can move your pool party to a swimming pool.
For a pool party you need a pool, of course. If you have a party in your own garden with a small or large pool – or even pools (including paddling pools) – you have the great advantage that you don’t have to ask anyone for permission about what you can and can’t do. Especially for small and medium-sized pool parties for adults, your own garden is the best choice.
For larger events and many guests, however, it can be worth booking a location with a pool, a swimming pool or indoor pool as a party location. I have already been to a pool party for a wedding. The weather was great, everything was festively decorated and the party was amazing. Definitely unforgettable, great pictures, lots of fun, fantastic atmosphere, relaxed and something completely different.
A pool party as an elegant, stylish event – how does that work? Weddings, engagement parties and anniversary celebrations are festive occasions where people usually dress up. That’s exactly what’s important for an elegant pool party – instead of bikini, swimming trunks and flip-flops, the dress code is dinner jacket and evening gown.
Cocktails at the edge of the pool, dangling your feet in the cool water, watching the sunset and placing floating candles in the water at night. At such a party, the pool is more decoration and creates atmosphere than it is used for swimming. Festively lit and decorated, it actually makes a big difference to a summer party feeling.
At most pool parties, the atmosphere is boisterous and humid. Even when the invitation flutters into the house (or pops up on the smartphone) and it is clear: swimwear is the dress code, the direction is set.
Drinking drinks in the water, bantering poolside, snacking on a bit of finger food, snacks and cold party food in between.
You can really get into the spirit of the party if you have a few pool party games prepared. Here are my 10 favourite swimming pool games for adults – read on for more pool game ideas.
Absolutely ingenious are floating drinks or a party island that you turn into a bar and around which many can gather in the water.
There is also ice cream
There are well-insulated coolers that keep drinks cold all day, even in bull heat.
Pool Pong is an absolute favourite for pool parties where the heat is on – a fun version of Beer Pong, only in the pool. While diving into beer cans, some people might find wisdom at the bottom of the can. Here are my 10 favourite swimming pool games for adults – it’s a mix of team games and everyone against everyone – all played in the water.
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Who will win the Miss and Mr. Wet T-Shirt contest? The Wet T-Shirt Contest can be designed in a classic way or in a funny and creative way. For example, you can provide the T-shirts and let everyone who takes part choose one from the garish 80s and 90s T-shirts. Maybe everyone can even spice up the shirts themselves with scissors?
Decorate the entire garden and not just the pool area. It should look like a summer oasis! On the beach and by the pool, palm trees, exotic flowers and on the bar tables or side tables, lanterns with shells, starfish and fruit bowls.
Light up the pool and place lanterns around the pool. This creates a great atmosphere! Torches, lanterns and fairy lights provide subtle light in the evening.
At an adult pool party, the food is incidental. You can serve fruit, snacks, finger food and classic cold party food.
Have a great pool party!
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