Pool Party: Do It Right | College Advice and Tips
We’re finally in the middle of summer, it’s getting hot as all fuck outside, and we all know that means pool parties. Pool parties are a great idea on a hot day, but they’re really easy to mess up in the planning stages. So here are a few of the essential s of throwing a party your friends and acquaintances will talk about, and maybe it will even inspire them to show up at you next one.
Time- One of the most important factors I always emphasize with a party of any sort is the timing. Remember it’s hot outside or it’s about to be very hot. You don’t want to start your party in the middle of the heat that means way less time to socialize. This is the one type of party where starting early is key. You need to start early enough that you beat the heat to the party, yet not so early that no one has recovered from whatever they got into the night before. You want people drinking, swimming, and eating. Keeping a solid rotation of the three will keep you golden. This brings us to….
Grill- What’s that old saying? “Come for the friends, stay for the food.” Well maybe that’s just my personal motto but its damn right. I technically count swimming as exercise, especially when I’m walking around flexing to keep the girls interested, not that my six pack isn’t always there…oops, FUCK! Anyway, the combination of drinking and swimming makes me hungry, if you don’t give me food I am going to find it. If I have to go find food chances are I’m taking people with me and not coming back. So go against the pimp handbook on this occasion and “feed the ho’s”, and by “ho’s” I mean all your friends.
Floaties/Chairs/Towels- Keeping this short. Floaties because not everyone can or wants to swim the whole time. Chairs because girls will eventually want to work on their tan. Towels because someone always “forgets” to bring one. You can also use floaties keep the beer pong table in the pool…if you’re feeling lazy.
Music/Liquor- Drinking beer all day is fun, but if your intent is to throw a party people will remember, make it one they don’t quite recall. They were there, we all saw them having fun, but they will swear they left early…just like the time I pissed on my roommate’s carpet. Music goes without saying, we can all chat people up but some folks just wanna dance. For fuck’s sake it IS a party!
Tiki Torches- I don’t like drunk people around fire, but these look cool and help if you plan on stretching the party into the night. If you have pool lights then scrap this for safety reasons.
Now that you know what you need to get the party on the right track go out and start planning your rager. It’s hot outside and I need a fucking drink. Oh, before I forget, the one thing you don’t need to bring is your inhibitions. Pool party means someone is probably gonna get topless or naked!! GASP! Don’t be the person to draw attention to it, act like it’s the grade on that exam you never studied for and JUST ACCEPT IT!