Let's Have a Swimming Pool or Spa Party

by Pool Builders on 03-14-2011 in Articles

Spa parties are quite popular particularly among ladies since it is the terrific opportunity to pamper oneself while catching up with the latest news about one's friend.

If you own a spa, why not have a spa party for a change? Arm yourself with spa chemicals just like you would use swimming pool chemicals or hot tub chemicals to be sure that the spa is sparkling clean and ready for use.

And then follow our top tips to help you throw a party without having to stress yourself out:

Food should be kept light but filling. Nobody wants to get into a spa or swimming pool with a full stomach.

  1. Homemade canapés can be prepared ahead of time. There are plenty of commercially available spreads that you can use for canapés. Ask a friend to come over ahead of time to help you out with the preparations if you want to serve homemade canapés.
  2. Bread or crackers? You can use either one, both are actually enough to fill one's stomach. One important thing to remember is that after you fill or top the bread or cracker with the spread, keep it covered with plastic wrap until it is ready to serve.
  3. Chips and dips. These are probably the easiest to prepare. All you have to do is make the dip ahead of time, put it in the fridge until it is time to serve. This means that you can make the dip 2-3 days ahead. Not particularly fond of making dips? Go to the grocery and buy one that suits your taste. Chips are a no-brainer. Just open the bag, transfer the contents onto the platter, and serve with your chosen dip.
  4. Pretzels and bread sticks. Good on their own or with a dip.
  5. Vegetables. Carrot sticks or celery stalks? If you or any of your friends are vegetarians, then by all means serve these.

Here are a few easy-to-make spreads, dips or canapés that you can use:

  1. Tuna spread. In a bowl, mix 1 cup mayonnaise with 1 small can of tuna. Add ¼ cup grated cheese. You can add a dash or more of cayenne pepper if you want it to be on the spicy side. Spread on top of biscuits or bread. Garnish with a sprig of parsley.
  2. Ham and cheese spread. Cut up cooked ham into small pieces. Crumble some cottage cheese and mix with the ham before placing onto biscuits or bread. Not fond of cottage cheese? Use spreadable cheese instead. Top this with diced pimientos for added colour and taste.
  3. Canapés on a toothpick. You can use an assortment for this type of canapés such as olives, cubed cheese, cubed ham, sausages, bacon-wrapped sausage, and cubed cucumber. All you have to do is to combine two or more of these, prick it with a toothpick and you're all set.

Drinks can be served while keeping in mind that at one point or another your guests will want to soak in the spa. Bring out an ice chest so you won't have to keep opening the fridge to get cold drinks. Place the drinks inside the ice chest and cover it with ice (do this at least 1 hour before the party starts).

  1. Soda or softdrinks. Some call them soda while others call them softdrinks, whatever they may be called it sure is nice to have them cold and ready to drink.
  2. Ice please. Unless you live within a stone's throw away from a convenience store, better keep a stock of ice for you and your guests.
  3. Alcoholic beverages. A few drinks never did harm anyone. Have just enough alcoholic drinks on hand to pass around but not to make anyone too drunk or too tipsy that it might be dangerous for them to get in the spa, not to mention to drive themselves home.

Now that you're all set for the party, all you need to do is to send out invitations to your friends. Here's to a fun experience - cheers!

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