Independence Day was not meant to be spent indoors sitting at a cubicle. That is why it was declared a national holiday. Instead, the 4th of July is a time of celebration and a time to get outside and enjoy all that America has to offer. One of the best aspects about the 4th of July in America is that this time of year typically boasts beautiful weather that is perfect for spending time at swimming pools in Georgia. What better way is there to spend your 4th of July than by your very own swimming pool with family and friends?
We at Hilltop Pools and Spas, Inc. are dedicated to making sure our customers’ pools are ready for this big holiday. In that spirit, we’d like to offer a few planning tips to help make your Independence Day pool party the best one ever.
Extend an Invite
Yes, holidays are meant to be relaxing, but one of the best ways you can enjoy your own pool is by spending time in it with family and friends. Put your house on the neighborhood map by becoming the go-to pool for 4th of July get-togethers. If you feel up to a challenge, then send your own personalized party invitations for the big day. A creative way that is sure to get plenty of affirmative RSVPs is to print or write all of the party details on beach balls and hand one out to each of your guests. Or, if you’re feeling like a more low-key approach, just send an electronic invite by email. Either way, your friends will get the message that your pool is the place to be.
Keep It Relaxed
Another important way you can enjoy your pool this 4th is to not overextend yourself on food preparation. Yes, you and your guests will work up a hearty appetite after games and fun in the pool, but don’t let this add stress to your holiday. Instead, invite guests to bring their favorite summer potluck dish. Have some guests bring a main dish, some bring a side item, some bring a dessert, and others bring drinks. You’ll have everything covered and spend more time in your pool and socializing than stuck behind your grill.
Keep the Drinks Flowing
Be sure to have plenty of liquid refreshments for yourself and guests because you can easily become dehydrated in or near the water. Patriotic punch is a fun drink that’s perfect for serving poolside. All you need to make are red and blue ice cubes from Gatorade or Kool-Aid and add them to your favorite lemon-lime soda. The pool is the perfect place to enjoy drinks with guests, and your rugs and indoor furniture will stay spill-free.
Take Time to Chill
When it comes to hanging out by the pool, you can relax about decorations. Your pool is likely already beautiful enough in the backyard, and whether you’re taking the time to clean it yourself or hiring the professionals to do it for you, you won’t have to worry about adding a lot of decorations to your pool party. Just string an inexpensive strand of lights on your patio furniture or from the gazebo if you’d like and you can call it good.
Now Hit the Water
When everything is in place for the perfect pool party, it’s time for you to relax and enjoy the comfort of your pool. Pool party games can provide hours of entertainment for you and your friends and family. Set up a game of pool volleyball or start a game with a giant beach ball. Toss in some diving toys or just sit back and relax on floatation devices while you socialize. Swimming pools are the best settings for 4th of July gatherings. So get outside, relax, and enjoy your holiday with friends and family!