Halloween is just around the corner, and this is the perfect opportunity to share your pool and hot tub with friends and family. Here is a guide for throwing a great Halloween pool party. 

1. Decorations 

If you want to create a spooky environment, add decorations to your backyard! Decorations are a great way to bring out the Halloween spirit. Here are some fun decoration ideas: 

 

  • Halloween-themed floating pool lights 
  • Pumpkin string lights 
  • DIY yard ghosts

 

Choosing your decorations will depend on what type of Halloween party you are throwing. Are you looking for a more scary look? Is this a kid-friendly event? 

 

2. Food

Food is a great way to keep your guests happy and entertained, especially when it is Halloween themed! Make this a family affair by asking your kids to help make the faces on the cookies or add food colouring into a dish. Some great food ideas include: 

 

  • Ghost cupcakes 
  • Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies 
  • Halloween Charcuterie Board
  • Candy corn bark 
  • Mummy pizza 
  • Jalapeño Popper Mummies
  • Mummy hot dogs 
  • Spider cheese balls 

 

3. Fog Machine

Adding a fog machine to your party will really amp up the Halloween atmosphere! Fog machines are extremely fun, and there are many different types to choose from. Are you looking for a fog machine with colour? Do you want the fog to cover the whole backyard or would you like it to cover a smaller portion of the atmosphere? Do you want your fog machine to be noticed by your guests or would you like it hidden for a realistic look? These are all great questions to ask yourself before purchasing or renting a fog machine for your Halloween party. 

 

4. Activities 

Whether your Halloween party is an adult-only event or family-friendly, activities are always exciting to play. Here are some great games that you should try! 

 

  • Host a water-related costume contest – dress up as your favourite swimming Olympian, or how about your favourite sea creature or ocean vessel?
  • Throw pumpkins in the pool and have your guests dive for them (just be sure to clean them out of the pool so they do not harm your pump!)
  • Fill plastic eggs with candy and throw them in the pool and have your guests find them (same tip as above, be sure to remove them from your pool when the activity is over).

 

This is a great opportunity to get creative. Find some creepy and fun Halloween inflatables that you can use for games. 

 

5. Hot tub 

If you have a hot tub, use it! Hot tubs are great for keeping guests warm in the autumn months, as well as a great time to relax after participating in a number of Halloween activities. 

 

It is important to make sure your hot tub is clean and ready to be used. This might be the first time using your hot tub since the summer, and a great way to make sure your hot tub is ready for Halloween is by doing hot tub maintenance

 

Try adding colourful LED lights to your tub – it is a simple way to extend the Halloween ambiance! 

 

If you decide to serve alcohol at your Halloween party, it is important to remind your guests to not drink in or near the hot tub or pool.

 

6. Create a warm environment

Create a hot chocolate, apple cider or a coffee station for your guests to grab a warm drink. It might also be a good idea to add heat lamps to your yard,since it gets a little cold at night this time of year. Creating a warm environment for your guests will ensure that they are happy and having a great time. 

 

7. Pool maintenance 

Like your hot tub, it is essential that you go through your pool maintenance checklist before any pool party. This might include checking your filter or using test strips. First time using pool test strips? Learn which ones are better for your pool here!

 

Pool use is not limited to the summer months! They can be utilized all year round when properly cared for. If you have any inquiries regarding pool upgrades, do not hesitate to contact us!