Halloween may look a little different for many people this year given the fact that we’re in the middle of a pandemic, but that doesn’t mean we need to forget to have a spooky good time. Instead, we must endeavor to find alternative ways to celebrate this fantastic time of year filled with ghouls, goblins, ghosts, and other things that go bump in the night.
What better way to celebrate than by throwing a Halloween pool party for your friends and family? To help you maximize the fun, we’ve compiled a quick list of seven spooky ideas that your guests will absolutely love.
Dye the Water Red for Your Halloween Pool Party
Nothing says Halloween like blood, right? Several companies make swimming pool dyes for parties and other celebrations. Pick up the color red and you’ll have yourself a bloody good time. If you want to get extra scary, add a few decapitated rubber heads to the mix. This is definitely an awesome effect that guests will love, and the color will fade away in just a few days.
Lights and Bubbles
It’s kind of strange how the addition of glowing lights in the water produces such an interesting effect, but it always looks absolutely fantastic. If you’re planning a Halloween pool party, add some glowing lights in the water along with some bubbles. No need to get fancy on that last part. Just pick up some bubbling soap and throw it in!
Zombies and Mummies for Your Halloween Pool Party
Zombies have been around for a long time, but it’s just been in the past decade or so that they’ve truly hit the mainstream. At this point, no Halloween pool party will be complete without them, so make sure you give at least a small shout-out. It won’t hurt to add mummies in there, too, because those classic characters are always a creepy addition.
Skeletons and Skulls
If possible, pick up a few skeletons for the pool party. They can be positioned in several different ways, but the most entertaining technique is to place them in the swimming pool on lounge chairs and in innertubes as if they’re just hanging out and having a good time. Adorning the area with several skulls isn’t a bad idea, either. You can even pick up some hollow ones and fill them with candles for a cool, eerie effect.
It may not seem possible given their weight, but pumpkins will float if you put them in the water. This makes them a pretty cool Halloween pool party decoration. Pumpkins straight out of the grocery store are okay, but carved pumpkins are always the best. You can also pick up some plastic jack-o-lanterns, put a candle in each one, and line them around the pool. That’ll look great, too.
Spiders and Cobwebs
What is it about spiders that creep people out so much? No matter what it is, this is an easy way to set the mood of your pool party. Pick up some large spider decorations at your closest grocery store or Halloween store and then throw in some cobwebs to complete the look.
Coffin Bar Pool Float for a Halloween Pool Party
This is, by far, the most functional of all Halloween pool party decorations. It’s a plastic, blow-up coffin that floats on the water, but it’s pretty darn sturdy. This means that you can fill it with food or drink items for guests who are in the pool. This is a great way to decorate and entertain at the same time.
Contact Larsen’s Pool & Spa to Design a Great Swimming Pool for Your Home
With just a little hard work and dedication, you can make this year’s Halloween pool party something truly special. Larsen’s Pool & Spa can help make this holiday and many others a resounding success with our expertise in new pool construction and pool remodeling. If you have any questions or would like a no-obligation estimate, give us a call at (727) 786-7665.