From bridal showers to mother’s day, there are lots of pool party ideas for women out there, but you would be hard pressed to find party planning ideas for men. Well, the guys here at Backyard Ocean felt a bit left out, so we decided to write a post about a pool party just for us. Here are our 5 tips to hosting an awesome pool party for the guys.
Know your Guys
Men aren’t all about football and cars, so hosting an awesome pool party for the guys should start with some knowledge of your partner, relative, or friend. What is his idea of a fun party? Would he want a large party with lots of friends or an intimate one with family? From a casino-themed pool party to a 1920s speakeasy party, there are lots of options to choose from. If you’re unsure, it’s time to start asking!
Add Whimsy and Humor
Guys love a bit of a laugh — sometimes even at our expense! If your guy is the same, take cues from his favorite hobbies and interests. A little pool prank, a pun-ny shirt from his beloved sports team, or a witty message on his cake is sure to be appreciated. Nothing shows love, care, and intimacy more than a bit of humor.
From working overtime to fixing faulty plumbing, men can have a lot on their minds. If you’re hosting an awesome pool party for your husband, make sure he is worry-free on that day. Take the kids to grandma’s house, unplug the phone, and make sure he doesn’t help with any of the party prep. If you can find a way, make sure his friends are distraction-free too; confiscate their phones if you must!
Mix Surprises in with the Classics
Never be afraid to give new things a try when it comes to the man of the house. This gourmet Italian pizza is leaps and bounds above what you’ll get in a box, and it’s not that hard to make! If your man is a Bud Light type of guy, surprise him with a beer tasting bar. A simple twist on his favorite poolside snack or beverage could make his day extra special.
A Little Competition Never Hurts
We want to avoid clichés about men but there’s no denying that we like to compete. A friendly game of poker or a full-on volleyball pool game is just what your man needs to complete his party.
At the end of the day, any party is a good party for us, but these 5 easy tips to hosting an awesome pool party for the guys from the team at Backyard Ocean should make everything a lot easier to plan. What tips did you find most useful? Have any tips you want to share? Please send us your thoughts in the comments section below!by