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Holiday Pool Party Ideas

Learn how to throw a pool party this holiday season with helpful tips from Anthony and Sylvan Pools

Backyard pool parties aren’t just for summers anymore; this winter, throw a festive holiday party poolside! There are plenty of ways to transform your backyard into a fun area that’s fit for the holidays! The pool design experts at Anthony and Sylvan Pools, top-rated inground pool builders, have compiled just a few holiday pool party tips to help get you started.

Create a Winter Wonderland

The first step to creating a holiday pool party is to set the mood. You can transform your deck area into a winter wonderland with seasonal decorations. Hang Christmas lights on your backyard fence or decorate outdoor plants with Christmas ornaments, lights and snowflakes.

If you have a pergola or other outdoor structure, string colored lights from the top of the structure and cover the deck area with artificial snow. Add ribbon around the posts of your deck and place a big Santa floatie in the pool if you live in an area where the pool is not winterized!

Plan Activities for the Kids

If you are throwing a kid-friendly holiday pool party, be sure to have stations with crafts like DIY gingerbread houses or cardinal wreaths. You can also have youngsters decorate Christmas cookies while they enjoy a nice hot cup of cocoa poolside.

Set the Mood with Christmas Music and a Fire Pit

The best way to transform your pool party is to break out your favorite Christmas music! Playing festive music over your outdoor speakers will really set the mood. You can find great Christmas themed playlists on YouTube or Spotify.

If you have a fire pit, a great addition to your backyard, get it going and have guests gather around to toast s’mores or sip hot toddies and sing carols.

Determine the Dress Code

There are plenty of ways to make your holiday pool party fun and festive! You can have everyone dress up in fancy dresses or have everyone find fun costumes like elves, reindeer, or even Santa! If everyone is attending in casual wear, pass out Santa hats, elf hats, or reindeer headbands at the door.

Organize Secret Santa or White Elephant Gift Exchange

No holiday party is complete without a Secret Santa or White Elephant game! Ask each of your guests to pick a name before the party to give them a gift or bring a gift to the party for a gift exchange.

Cook Up Holiday Themed Food and Drinks

Set out some holiday themed food and appetizers like cups of hot cocoa, Christmas cookies, gingerbread men, and fun appetizers. Finger food for holiday pool parties makes the party easy and care-free!

Contact Anthony and Sylvan for a New Pool Consultation, Service and More

If you are interested in updating your backyard, need your pool serviced, or want to put in a new inground pool, trust the experts at Anthony and Sylvan Pools! From holiday parties to summer barbecues to hours of quality family time, a pool is a great addition to any household. See how Anthony and Sylvan can transform your backyard into your own private oasis. Contact us for a free consultation.