How To Have A Happy Holiday Pool Party

Backyard Entertainment | 12/16/13

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With the holiday season right around the corner, many of us are planning fun-filled events to host in our homes.  Rather than cram everyone indoors, why not extend bring the party out by the pool and patio?  Below we’ve listed our top ideas to get the party started outdoors:

Create The Heat

Regardless of where you live, there will undoubtedly be a nip in the air which may detract some party goers from venturing outdoors.  To help both create a sense of and generate some real heat, purchase or rent some patio warmers, and add some fire features to your backyard.  Firebowls and fire pits surrounded by large, comfy outdoor furniture will create welcoming spaces for guests to come sit and enjoy their warm cider.

Make It Bright

The more decorations, the merrier.  The holidays is one time of year where you can get away with numerous decorations and colors.  String up white LEDs, colored, LEDs, or even change the lights in your pool to the classic red and white (or any other color combo that suits your party’s theme) to help bring the festive feelings outdoors.

Feed Them Light

Chances are that if you’re planning your party anywhere around Thanksgiving or Christmas, your guests will already be feeling a tad guilty about how they have – or will – be overindulging during those meals.  That’s why it’s a great idea to plan on having a number ofhors d’oeuvres rather than a large dinner for food at your event.  Guests can pick and choose what they want and in whatever quantities they like.

Turn Up The Beat

Now’s the time to install that outdoor sound system you’ve been meaning to get around to for the past several months.  To help enhance the feeling of being at an island oasis, pick out “island style” holiday hits from musicians such as Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Chesney.



Shasta Pools is a Phoenix pool builder who provides a variety of services including swimming pool remodeling, commercial pool building, and pool service and repair. Since its establishment in 1967, Shasta has helped over 80,000 families realize their dream of pool ownership. By providing exceptional value, quality craftsmanship and superior customer service, the Shasta team continues to fulfill the corporate mission of astonishing and delighting their customers and exceeding expectations. You can learn more about Shasta Pools & Spas by visiting them online, or by connecting with them on Facebook or Twitter.


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