Wasnt sure which Forum to post this in. (maybe a new forum called Pool Parties) would be an appropriate add.
So this isnt just about food, but does anyone have any good ideas, recipes, tips, what-to-dos, what-not-to-do's for our first pool party ?
We are holding it labor day weekend, on Saturday, mostly for our neighbors, but also good friends. Planning from 2pm to 11pm, so kids can swim, and maybe adults swim into the evening. Weather forecast now says 90. We'll keep our fingers crossed it stays at that. Yesterday it said 73, but then the day before it said 90. How crazy is that ? And from a site called Accueweather ?
Things im wondering about:
Is 40 people too many for our pool area ?
Should we put up a make shift changing area outside ?
Should i rent a porta potty so guests wont trapse through the house all wet, or p in the pool ?
Do i shock the pool before they all get there or raise my fc level a bit ? Its normally at 3.
Should we put food inside (our kitchen and family room are right on back side of house looking into pool area) or should we keep everyone outside to avoid the hassle of monitoring two areas ?
Should i be concerned about people drinking too much alcohol ?
What do i do with kids who might not want to swim ? (not keen in having them hang out in our basement playing video games).
should i put any outdoor games outside our fence area ? Ie badminton, volleyball. Or just let people hang in around pool area ?
What about mosquitos ? Should i spray treat around outside of fence area ? We havent had many this year due to drought, but itd be our luck we get some since there is rain forecast a bit that week before.
Thanks in advance for any tips, and yeah some of these are probably dumb questions, since we havent hosted very many parties before, let alone a pool party.
Ps. pictures of our pool area posted in pix forum.