With the cool weather finally moving in, fall is the perfect time of year to throw a hot-tub party. Sometimes, throwing a party can be a little stressful. We all want our friends to have a great time and for our party to be memorable. Have no fear! Here are ten ways that you can throw a hot-tub party with style!
No Hot Tub, No Problem!
It’s important to know your options before you decide on a hot tub. You can find all the information you need to find the perfect hot tub for you at poolhomeschool.
Once you’ve selected the perfect tub and internalized this excellent advice, you’ll be ready to throw the hot-tub party of the year!
Set up Sleeping and Travel Arrangements in Advance!
If your party goes well, you might have some people there who shouldn’t be driving home. You don’t want to be searching for pillows when you just want to get into bed. Pull out any bedding you’ll need in advance and find designated drivers before the party starts.
How Is the Water?
As soon as they arrive, your friends will be ready to claim their seat in the hot tub. Make all your preparations in advance. Make sure you get the water to a comfortable temperature and that all your timers are set. You don’t want your friends jumping into a cold hot-tub. Having your cooler filled with drinks and ready for ice, your tableware set and your munchies ready to go will save you a lot of stress in the moment.
Set the Mood with Music
If you want an intimate gathering, pick music that won’t be too distracting and will encourage conversation. If you want a livelier party, the music should match. Whichever you choose, be sure to pick plenty of tunes. When the playlist starts repeating, people will get bored with the music quickly. It’s a good idea to make a few lists to satisfy different tastes and moods.
The Right Lighting Makes all the Difference
There is a reason romantic restaurants favor low lighting. If you’re throwing a hot-tub party at night, low lighting will be more forgiving on your friend’s physical flaws, and it might just give reluctant people the confidence they need to join the party! Christmas lights and candles are a great ways to set the mood.
Be Prepared for Body-Conscious People
Some people are more worried about how they look than they are about having a good time. Keeping some modest back-up bathing suits on hand for people who “forgot” theirs will put just enough pressure on them to encourage them to join the party. They’ll thank you when they’re having a blast!
Don’t Forget the Toys!
Even adults love pool toys! Prepare plenty of activities and games. Most likely, people will be entertained by the music and the company, but you’ll have plenty of diversions until things liven up. It’s a good idea to have some activities ready for people that aren’t quite ready to get in the tub or in case anyone needs to take a break.
No Glass by the Hot Tub Guys!
There is no quicker way to ruin a hot-tub party than breaking a glass cup or bottle in the water. Not only can the glass hurt your friends feet, it can do significant damage to your water filter which can cost quite a bit to repair. Don’t let a careless accident ruin the party; provide plastic cups and be insistent that people use them.
Offer Plenty of Drink Options
A Paloma is the perfect cocktail for the hot tub. Made from Squirt, tequila and lime juice, it’s an effortless margarita! You can never go wrong with a cooler full of beer. Offer plenty of non-alcoholic options so you can keep the party going! Every oasis needs water, so keep plenty of bottles around. It’s easy to get dehydrated in the hot-tub because nobody notices that they are sweating.
Finger Foods and Appetizers are Perfect!
Finger food, hors d’oeuvres and sliders are perfect food options. People can eat quickly when they hop out of the tub, and they won’t be tempted to bring food into the water. Avoid sloppy food or sauces if possible. If you’re barbecuing and the sauce is simply unavoidable, be sure to offer plenty of napkins and have a trashcan within easy reach. At a party, the mess can quickly get out of hand, and you want to spend as much of your time as possible having fun instead of cleaning up after people.
Don’t Forget to Have Fun!
As fun as it can be to take care of your friends, hosting a great party can be a lot of work! Don’t forget to have fun while you’re doing it and recruit a friend to help you as a back-up host so you have time to socialize in the hot-tub with your friends!