How to Decorate a Pool for a Christmas Party
With the holiday season just around the corner, what better time to consider throwing the party of all parties? And what better way of doing that than by throwing a festive pool party?
If you’re lucky enough to have an indoor pool or we’re all lucky enough to have a Christmas warm enough to brave the outdoors, using one of your home’s greatest assets to enhance the holiday enjoyment is a fantastic idea that’s sure to prove popular with friends and family alike.
Naturally, to make things go with that extra swing, you’ll want to make sure that your pool area has been suitably decked out for the occasion. But what would be the best decorations for your special festive pool party? Here are our top six ideas!
Imaginative pool lighting always adds extra atmosphere to a pool area after dark, but twinkling Christmas lights can make everything even more magical. If your pool is outside, you can run strings of lights through any surrounding trees and other greenery to create a winter wonderland fit for any festive frolics and fun. Battery powered votives are another great and easy way of adding some extra sparkle to your event.
Inflatables are essential for any good pool party, and at Christmas we’re lucky enough to have even more choice with lots of festive floaters to choose from. Whether you choose an inflatable Santa, snowman, reindeer, Christmas tree, or decorative ball, you’ll find plenty to make sure your party bobs along even better!
We all love decorating the inside of our homes at Christmas, so why not go mad and put together just as colorful and impressive a display around your pool? Put poinsettias by the pool, hang baubles from the bushes, run garlands through the glades, drop glitter into the grass, decorate your decking, and put candles in your cabana! If you’re adding a Christmas tree to the mix, you might be better off with a fake one, unless you want to spend hours fishing pine needles out of your pool water afterward.
Create a magical glow to your swimming pool by adding floating lights that illuminate your underwater with an array of bright and beautiful colors. Many of the lights available to buy these days come equipped with a number of different patterns and functions that you can set, so you’ll be able to enjoy a stunning display that will keep all your guests entranced and make for a unique swimming pool party experience.
Obviously, if you’re having a Christmas pool party, all of the accessories will need to be suitable for the season, so make sure you’ve stocked up on your Christmas plates, table covers, napkins, cups, glasses, balloons, and candy, plus Christmas stockings if your guests will be receiving gifts. There’s so much available these days to choose from that you’re sure to be able to put together a colorful, exciting, and unique layout.
Safety and Comfort
Throughout all your pool party celebrations, don’t forget to keep the safety of your guests at the very front of your mind. Keep all electrics well away from the water and make sure the pool area is well lit after dark – especially if you have overexcited youngsters running around. If it starts to get cold as the evening wears on, poolside heaters will keep everyone warm, or you can provide Christmas-themed blankets for everyone to snuggle under.
Here at Burleson Pools, we’re your local swimming pool experts who can create your dream backyard suitable for any season, any holiday, and any special event. Our experienced designers and builders have been creating unique pools for customers in and around Huntsville, AL, and Nashville, TN, for over 50 years. We’re also specialists in luxury poolside extras such as lighting, waterfalls, and fountains.