14 Oct 2021

Halloween Pool Party

pumpkins floating in a pool

Happy Hallow-eek end!

Halloween falls on a Sunday this year so celebrate the whole weekend!

How about a spooktacular Halloween pool party!

Swim ‘N Fun offers these ideas for a spooky good time:

•Decorate your pool with pumpkins. Either carve or decorate pumpkins and place them around your pool with glow sticks or battery- operated lights in them.

•Did you know that pumpkins float? Place undecorated pumpkins in the pool and let your guests dive in and pick out their favorite pumpkin. They can then decorate or carve their pumpkin at a decorating/carving station. Once they are done, put them back in the pool and let them float.

•Place a skeleton in a pool float or prop one up on the pool deck as a decoration.

•Another simple decoration is to purchase pumpkin Jack-o-lantern candy buckets and place colorful glow sticks in them. Use these to light the path to your party.

•For even more fun, get ahold of plastic see through rubber gloves and glow sticks. Put the glow stick in the glove and blow up the glove. Tie it off and then throw in the pool for a ghostly good time.

•Request that your guests come in costume with a water or swim theme such as mermaid, surfer, scuba diver, jellyfish, creature from the black lagoon, etc.

•Decorate with glowing eyes for a spooky effect. You need scissors, toilet paper rolls, tape, and glow sticks. Outline spooky eyes on the toilet paper roll, cut them out, snap a glow stick and put it inside the roll (tape helps keep it secure), and then place the eyes around the pool in bushes, vegetation, peeking out from a fence, etc.

No party is complete without games. Try these games with your party guests:

•Pumpkin Relay: Divide the players into two teams. Each team lines up at the end of the pool. The first two players much push a pumpkin across the pool with only their nose. Once they have reached the other side, another of their team members jumps in and pushes the pumpkin back to the other side. First team to finish wins.

•Monsters and Survivors: There are two teams on the opposite sides of the pool. One team is the monsters and the other team is the survivors. A leader calls out monsters or survivors. Whatever team is called must try and swim across the pool without being tagged by the other team. Tagged players switch teams. Untagged players can bring a team member back to their side. Game ends when everyone is on the same team.

•Costume contest: Give prizes for best costume, the costume showing the best theme, etc.
Turn on the spooky music to create ambience for your Halloween pool party. Try favorites such as Thriller, I put a spell on you, Monster Mash, Ghostbusters, and more. Check out this Halloween play list: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/halloween-ideas/a33593/halloween-songs/

Finally, don’t forget the food! Swim ‘N Fun offers these fun ideas for ghoulishly delicious food:

•Mummy Meatballs:
https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a55767/mummy-meatballs-recipe/

•Severed Toes in a Bandage:
https://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/recipes/a11471/severed-toes-in-bandages-recipe-122709/

•Spooky Spinach Dip in Bread Bowl Cauldron: https://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/recipes/a10930/spooky-spinach-dip-in-bread-bowl-cauldron-recipe-122179/

•Jekyll & Gin Glowing Cocktails:
https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a44311/jekyll-gin-glowing-cocktails-glow-party-ideas/

•Chocolate Pumpkin Cake and Cupcakes: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a26273/chocolate-pumpkin-cake-cupcakes-3922/

Don’t have time to get your pool ready for a party? Swim ‘N Fun can help you prep your pool for your Halloween pool party. We offer weekly pool maintenance. We can get your pool in tip top shape and ready to party. Our pool techs will test your pool water, balance your pool chemistry, skim your pool, brush pool walls, empty baskets, vacuum your pool as needed, clean or backwash your pool filter as needed, and check equipment to make sure that it is running properly. Please give us a call at 407-699-1952 or sign up online for our weekly pool service at https://swimnfun.com/weekly-pool-service. No contract required.

We hope that you have a “Spooktacular” good time at your Halloween pool party!

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