Plan the Perfect Graduation Pool Party

You did it! Although there may have been times that made you worry, you pulled through. Now it’s time to celebrate all your accomplishments – and we want to help, step by step.

  1. Plan a theme. School colors are the obvious choice, but a basic color palette allows for many creative ideas and easy matching opportunities. Hanging streamers are a party staple, and can be found in nearly every color imaginable. Integrating them with paper lanterns or strands of white or colored lights across your trees or deck will make for an impressive decoration display that gives your backyard the perfect atmosphere.
  2. Make it personal. What better way to commemorate your graduation day than by giving your guests something they can use at your pool party, take home and continue to use all year long? Personalized cups, water bottles or koozies will be a surprise and delight to everyone at your party. Fort Wayne Custom Ink offers all of these at low prices, and can be delivered in just three days upon request! Check them out: www.customink.com
  3. Bring the party to the pool. Glow sticks of your party’s colors are an affordable way to unify the entire space by throwing them in to illuminate your pool from the bottom, or placing them in balloons to float on top. They can be found in a variety of colors: orange, yellow, pink, blue, green and purple, most commonly. And are idealfor lighting up the night if the party goes late!
  4. Keep the color. Food and drinks can be hard to integrate with the theme, BUT it is possible. Freezing fruit of your color (strawberries, blueberries, grapes, lemons, oranges, or mint leaves) with water in an ice cube tray is a great way to add color to a punch bowl. Making ice cubes out of Kool-Aid or fruit juices is a tasty and successful option as well.
  5. Master the meal. Graduation season is one of the most anticipated times of the year for many reasons – one being the diverse, yet equally delicious menu served up at each one. What’s better for a poolside party than burgers and/or pizza? Our selection of Big Green Eggs is perfect for either of these indulgences, does the work for you and will exceed all expectations! Go to olympiapoolsandspas.com/the-big-green-egg/ for a full selection of grills and for eye-catching, palate-pleasing recipes!
  6. Pick a crowd-pleaser. A main attraction entertains your guests while you relax and enjoy your day. A Party Apart in Fort Wayne offers great deals on games and concessions perfect for a pool day including: dunk tanks, snocone machines, icecream dispensers and many more! Head to www.apartyapart.com to see the countless surprisingly low offers.

We hope you found these tips helpful. It’s time to celebrate – you deserve it!

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