The Expert Guide: How to Plan a Pool Party

Now that it’s finally starting to feel like spring in KC, we’re all itching to spend more time outside. A pool party is the best way to do it! Whether it’s a kid’s fun fest or a relaxing day of cocktails with friends, there’s a few things you should do to prepare. Here are the York Companies pool experts’ tips on how to plan a pool party ☀️

Step 1: Do a deep clean

Cleaning is the first step of preparing for any party, but it’s especially important when it comes to a pool party. Check out our recent blog for the rundown on preparing your pool for summer, highlighting everything from chemical rebalancing to adding lighting features

Step 2: Prepare activities

Here’s arguably the most fun step of how to plan a pool party: the games! You can go full-out with an extravagant tropical theme or stick to the basics of floaties and bean bag toss. If you want to switch things up, try some of these pool party games you’ve never seen before.

Step 3: Set up a drink & snack bar

Staying hydrated is key! You can set up a cocktail or mocktail bar for guests of all ages. Some fun ideas are recreating a classic ocean water to sip on and garnishing it with fresh cherries and even candies like Swedish Fish. As for the adults, there are tons of fun summer cocktails you can make from frozen blackberry margaritas to sangria rosé popsicles.


As for food, you can try out new recipes in your outdoor kitchen or opt for a fire pit kabob station. If you want to impress your pals with a delicious meal, try out these delicious summer recipes including shrimp scampi and vegetable risotto. For a more intimate and hands-off approach, try out these heavenly summer fire pit recipes to switch up classic s’mores and kabobs.

Come to York Companies to build the pool of your dreams!

If you haven’t installed your backyard pool yet, look no further than York for professional custom work in Kansas City. We can help you create the backyard escape you’ve always envisioned, from outdoor kitchens to pools and accessories. Refer to our portfolio for more visual inspiration and try our free quote tool to get started. Soon enough you’ll be the expert on how to plan a pool party!


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