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Host a Pool Party

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by Matthew (subscribe)
WEN Editor
Published November 5th 2010
Far too many of us are content with a simple dip in the backyard pool on a hot summer's day, or night, for that matter. Surely you're not always chilling out on a me, myself and I basis, so if you're in a party animal kind of mood, you have the opportunity of inviting some guests and running a simple, yet fun-filled, pool party.

Plan in advance. Set a date and time for your pool party and invite as many people as you see fit. You don't need to issue formal invitations like you would with a wedding or other special occasion. Just remember to keep it simple and informal. Tell your guests to bring their own swim wear and towels.

Keep it alcohol free, for obvious reasons. Set a light food menu with salads, chips, chopped up kabana and cheese. Beverages can be soft drinks, iced tea and fruit juice.

Place a number of tables and chairs around the pool and provide a separate table for food, drinks, utensils, cups and serviettes.

Music is essential. Try to come to some sort of an agreement among guests as to what type of music you want played. Set up all relevant stereo equipment away from the pool.

After the first few hours of the pool party, set up a game of water polo to help maintain the ambience of high spirits.
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Why? Cool down and hype up
When: Any time everyone's availabile
Where: Any backyard pool
Cost: Depends on the number of guests
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