Throw a Spooktacular Halloween Party

The long range forecast for Tulsa looks like the weather is going to be beautiful and around 70 degrees. We are lucky enough to live in a climate where many of our pool customers leave their swimming pools open year round.

If this is you, and you have a pool heater (if you don’t, come see us!) so swimmers can stay warm, consider having a party!

In this article, we look at how to throw a spooktacular Halloween party.

Get Creative with Your Decorations

This is where you can really shine. Not only do you want to decorate your food and drink tables, but you want to decorate your patio and your swimming pool. You are only limited by your creativity!

Here are a few tips for decorations:

  • Skeletons in circular pool floats placed strategically in your pool. Be sure and leave room for brave swimmers. You can also set a skeleton in one of your patio chairs for some extra spookiness (or humor depending on what the skeleton is “wearing”).
  • Put pumpkins in your pool. These can be plastic pumpkins or real ones – they will float.
  • Check out Pinterest for some ideas for patio decor. This can be tame, and you can decorate with pumpkins, or you can get super spooky and use “blood,” spiders, witches and more.
  • Use colored LED lights in your swimming pool and around your yard. Consider purple, orange, green, and black.
  • Hang colored lights around your patio and in the trees – orange is fun.
  • Add ghosts around your yard.
  • You can also add some dry ice in buckets around your pool to add some spooky fog.

Plan Your Food

Your choices of food can really make or break a party.

First, you want to make sure you have lots of candy corn and Halloween candy, especially for the kids.

Then, you can get creative with Halloween-themed food.  Here are a few ideas:

  • Mummy Decorated Brie
  • Chocolate Dipped Ghost Pretzels
  • Monster Wraps
  • BBQ and Burgers that you “dress up” for Halloween
  • Halloween Cheese Balls
  • Ghost Pizza Bagels
  • Drinks that look like witches’ brew or vampire blood
  • Caramel Apples
  • Dead Velvet Cake
  • Gelatin based desserts that you can mold into spooky treats

Again, you can search Pinterest for some great ideas.

Play Games

Whether your party consists of adults, kids, or a mix of both, a few games makes a party even better. Here are a few to get you started:

  • Costume Contest
  • Dance Party with Halloween-themed music
  • Diving in the pool for pumpkins – like bobbing for apples but in your swimming pool
  • Spooky scavenger hunt
  • Halloween candy hung – tailor this like an old-fashioned egg hunt

Final Thoughts

We are still in the middle of a Covid pandemic, so don’t forget some basic safety measures. Consider having several bottles of hand sanitizer and wipes for your guests. You can also package your food individually so people aren’t sharing utensils.

In addition, appoint a water watcher to make sure everyone stays safe in the pool. It will be dark, so you really want to make sure there is some type of supervision in the pool.

Finally, enjoy your spooktacular Halloween party. This exciting day/night comes around once a year. Your Halloween pool party will be the talk of the town