Do you like any excuse to host a backyard pool party for your family and friends? Then May should be the month you look forward to most!
With temperatures starting to warm, and a holiday nearly every week of the month, it’s the prime time to kick your backyard pool into high gear. Check out these five pool party ideas you can throw this month.
1. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Cinco de Mayo can be the perfect opportunity for an adults-only party. Celebrate the Mexican holiday with margaritas, Mexican beer and Mexican sodas — just remember the plastic glasses. Add a build-your-own-taco bar poolside, and create a special Cinco de Mayo party soundtrack. Decorate your backyard with the most colorful balloons, lanterns and streamers you can find. You can even host a brightest swimsuit contest for guests.
2. Mother’s Day Brunch
Honor the moms in your family with a poolside brunch. When it comes to dining, think finger foods: mini quiche, finger sandwiches, fruit, mini cupcakes and petit fours. Pink lemonade and mimosas are the perfect top-offs. You don’t have to use your pool for swimming for this party — use it for décor instead. Place bright floating flowers on the water for an extra-special touch.
3. School’s Out for Summer Soirée
If there’s ever a time to go wild in your pool, it’s at an end-of-school-year party! The kids will no doubt be wound up, so focus the party on fun pool and lawn games. Think pool volleyball, lawn darts, bocce, water polo, noodle jousting and Marco Polo. You can even turn the party food into games with a hot dog or watermelon eating contest and a best ice cream sundae contest.
4. Graduation Celebration
Make your grad center-stage at this pool party. Set up a class of 2017 photo booth complete with fun graduation-themed props. Decorate the backyard in the grad’s school colors, using old school pictures as tabletop decorations. For a festive touch, serve school lunch-themed foods on trays: fish sticks, pizza slices, single-serve ice cream cups and chocolate milk in cartons.
5. Memorial Day Party
Memorial Day is the perfect time to put your outdoor kitchen to good use. Fire up the grill to serve hot dogs, burgers and barbecue chicken to guests. If your party extends past sunset, toast s’mores in your fire pit. Keep guests entertained with all-American party games like pool volleyball and backyard baseball.
These five parties are just a start. Check out more ideas for a hot tub-inspired party.