It’s a well-known fact that the best backyard parties are the ones that include a hot tub. As a hot tub owner, you have probably been given a standing obligation among your friends to host a hot tub party at least once a year. Or maybe you love throwing parties and are looking to purchase a hot tub to add that extra fun factor. Either way, we can have you ready to send out invitations in no time with these posh hot tub party ideas.
Plan AheadThe most important thing to remember when throwing any kind of event is that winging it is not an option. Start by creating a guest list and make notes of any individual needs that may need to be accommodated, like a food allergy or entertainment for your friends’ children. If there is anything you need help with or need to reserve in advance, put those items at the top of your to-do list. Make sure your plan also includes checking the temperature and chemical levels of your hot tub, and preparing for safety concerns.
FoodAside from the hot tub, the best part about a social gathering is the food. Let your guests know what to expect and whether they need to contribute. Try some of these fun variations.
We recommend that you avoid pairing any of these items with wine or other alcohol, however, as the heat from the hot tub may increase its effects or exacerbate a hangover. You can also opt to serve alcohol after everyone is finished using the hot tub rather than before or during.
EntertainmentDon’t overlook planning entertainment just because the hot tub is the main attraction. Unless it is an intimate hot tub party with only a couple of close friends, you will most likely not be able to fit all the guests in the hot tub at one time. It’s a great idea to have music playing to create a party atmosphere and encourage interaction. You can also have a sitting area with games available, such as yard or lawn games, water balloons, backyard volleyball, a slip ‘n slide, Twister, or any other games you think your guests (or their children) will enjoy.
DecorationsNot every party needs decorations to be a success, but it certainly adds flair and creates a fun ambiance. Consider whether your party has a central theme and use that as inspiration. It can be anything from a Hawaiian luau to a simple understated elegance. If costumes or a certain dress code are involved, be sure to let your guests know when you invite them. Try some of the decoration ideas below or come up with your own.