Trick or treat! If you’re wondering whether the coronavirus shut down of the country means you can’t have a Halloween pool party, the swimming pool contractors from Seahorse Pools & Spas in Fort Worth, Texas explain you can still have a party. How to host a Halloween swimming pool party in the midst of a pandemic, will require a few tweaks to your usual party planning, but you can make it happen!

Even if you live in a colder area of the country you can still host a pool party — if you have a pool water heater. Talk with us about getting a pool heater before Halloween or the cooler months of the year arrive. They can be a cost-effective way to extend the swimming season.

How to host a Halloween Swimming Pool Party

Some parents and even adults just want a bit of normal in their lives, and that’s why many are planning a Halloween party even if it is a socially-distant one. Here are some ways to have a safe party.

  1. If no one is using the pool, put floating, lit pumpkins in the water. They are a unique way to decorate your pool side space.
  2. Use decorated and/or carved pumpkins in your holiday decorations, but use battery-operated candles because they are safer.
  3. Set up a pumpkin carving or decorating station for the guests. Get paints, stencils, glitter and other items your guests can use to have a pumpkin party — they can take their creations home with them!
  4. Host a costume party for your guests — younger and older! Let the guests know in advance that you will be hosting a costume party. You can set up a party theme or let your guests come in their favorite costumes. Offer prizes to everyone who’s entered.
  5. You can also set up a station where guests can decorate face masks in Halloween styles to wear at the party.
  6. Toss dry ice into the pool and let it smoke and create a mist. Don’t let anyone swim in the pool if you’re going to use dry ice. Put the dry ice in a container that will float because it can possibly stain the pool surface when it melts.
  7. Toss “haunted hands” into the pool. Use surgical gloves and put glo sticks inside them. Blow the gloves up, tie them off and float them in the pool. This adds lighting for the party in a unique way. Lay spooky hands on the tables as decorations.
  8. Search the internet for spooky snack ideas for your Halloween party.
  9. If your guests want to bring a dish to pass, let them!
  10. Keep socially distant during the party so no one gets ill. It’s something you don’t want to think about, but it’s better “safe than sorry.”
  11. If you don’t want to take the children out trick or treating you can set up treat stations around your house and have the adult guests hand out candy to the young ones.

Let your guests know if the pool is open. Offer them heated towels (you can toss them into the heater to warm them up). Give us a call if you want to have the pool cleaned before and after the party. We are available to help with your Halloween party planning!