It’s Halloween Time! Are you ready for another year for spooky pool parties? For this year, we want to give you some tips that will make it a successful event.
By planning your pool party, it will help as a guide for decorating your oasis as well as what food to serve for the occasion. There are many different types of Halloween themed parties you can choose from, consider ghosts, pumpkins, graveyards, haunted houses, etc. before you make your final selection.
Time to Invite
Once you select the theme, the next step is to prepare a guest list and send the invitations. Nowadays, much of the party invite process is via email or private messaging through social media. However, if your guests happen to live nearby, handing a physical invitation gives a personal touch. It is important to request an R.S.V.P.; which will help you to know how much food and drinks you will need to prepare.
Food and Drinks
When we see an exquisite presentation of a dish, we typically want to taste it without asking what it is made of. However, when it comes to Halloween, the food is not always a “love at first sight.” Halloween does not require a “beautiful” appearance, but a terrifying and monstrous look to seek attention. On the other hand, you don’t have to go too far for that. Some dishes are easy to make on your own, or you can have a caterer to do the job for you.
For Halloween 2018, it seems that deviled eggs are one of the most popular hors-d’oeuvres. Use your imagination to create any shape to it. Another popular Halloween party snack is candied apples. Whether green or red, cover them with chocolate, caramel or liquefied colored sugar.
How about a well, designed table covered with Halloween trays holding candies, fruits, beverages, and cupcakes? Even the “mummy dogs” can be a nice, scary, delicious treat?
When you plan ahead of time and select a theme, it makes decorating go smoother. For example, if you go with the latest horror or suspense movie, you might be able to find the decorations at the local party store. Others find modern versions of decorating using Jack-O-Lantern string lights to place around the bushes. Some Halloween party decorations are a significant investment and ready to be used for many more Halloweens to come.
The latest in decorating for any occasion is glowsticks. Glowsticks are popular at concert venues and are now available in a variety of colors and sizes. The great part about glowsticks is that you can place them anywhere due to their flexibility. Imagine, combining balloons and glowsticks, giving you creepy décor for your pool. By selecting medium-sized glow sticks in orange and green, you can toss them in the pool to give your pool a festive look. This is a nice added touch to any Halloween pool party even if your oasis has LED lights. You can also use glowsticks as an alternative to a candle inside a Jack-O-Lantern.
Others may prefer skeletons floating around their pool instead of glowsticks. To do this, simply place a plastic skeleton on an inflatable and let it “welcome the guests.” Another great decorating option is plastic jack-o-lanterns to float in the pool or to put around the pool for an added Halloween touch.