Thinking of marking a holiday, birthday, graduation or simply celebrating the arrival of summer with a fabulous pool party? We’ve got some great ideas to help you set the mood and make your party the place to be seen, whatever what the occasion.
Want to recreate the atmosphere of your European holiday but your regular poolside beds don’t quite make the grade? Or maybe you just don’t have enough of them to accommodate all your guests? Don’t worry, you don’t have to go to the expense of buying new gear. You can get the Ibiza beach club vibe just for the day with furniture hire at a fraction of the cost. Think daybeds near the pool, with separate dining or chill out zones outside the pool fence. And the beauty of furniture hire is that you can give every party its own individual atmosphere, offering your guests a new experience every time.
Mediterranean party capital Ibiza doesn’t stop when the sun goes down and nor should you. Lanterns are the perfect mood lighting for that Ibiza feel, giving a natural, warm glow to the proceedings. Lighting is key to the ambience of any evening event so don’t let it be an afterthought – most furniture hire firms offer it as part of their range, so there’s no excuse for being caught out as night falls.
No Ibiza-style party would be complete without the accompaniment of some fantastic tunes. Make sure your sound system is at a safe distance from the pool and protected from the water. Go for upbeat, summery music during daylight hours then fade into classic Ibiza chill out as the sun goes down.
Every party needs some drinks, right? If it’s a big occasion, you might want to include a bar area in your furniture hire. If it’s smaller or more informal, you could just go for some champagne coolers amongst the seating and lounging areas.
Don’t forget that food and swimming can be a dangerous combination, so you won’t want to offer anything too heavy until the swimming is over. Alternatively, keep your dining area at a distance from the pool and give your guests the sort of surroundings they won’t be in a hurry to leave, so they have a chance to digest before diving back in.
So that’s all the essential elements of your party taken care of – almost. Just in case the weather should change, it pays to have a Plan B lined up. Be prepared by setting up an indoor or covered area where people can retreat in the event of rain. It won’t be wasted if the weather stays fine, your guests can just as easily use it to take a break from the hot sun. So with everything well and truly covered, all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy – just like they do in Ibiza!