When you live in Fort Worth, Texas you just might still be using your family swimming pool on October 31 — better known as Halloween! Talk with your swimming pool contractor from Seahorse Pools and see if the time is right for a pool party even though the traditional pool closing time is typically around Labor Day. We have tips for how to throw a Halloween pool party — even if your guests may not be swimming in the pool during the party.

If you have a pool heater, you can still welcome your guests to bring their swimsuits and you may want to offer fresh-from-the-dryer warm towels for those who decide they want to swim. Here are some tips to make your backyard the most fun and the scariest in the neighborhood for your (probably) last pool bash of the season.

Throw a Halloween Pool Party

  1. If your guests aren’t inclined to get into the pool, you can create a floating pumpkin patch on the top of your swimming pool. Pick up smoe plastic pumpkins or even real pumpkins (they will float) as long as you don’t carve them first. Don’t forget to scoop all of the pumpkins out of the pool when the party is over.
  2. Decorate the deck and tables with carved pumpkins and battery operated candles. Don’t risk a fire or injury by using candles in the pumpkins. You can even host a pumpkin carving contest for your guests. Offer stencils and safety carving utensils and ask your guests to begin carving! Gather the pumpkin seeds, wash them off, salt them and toast them in the oven for a tasty, warm holiday treat.
  3. If you want to add to the scary mood, toss some dry ice into the swimming pool and let it smoke and create 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.
  4. Toss some “haunted hands” into the pool. Pick up surgical gloves and place glow sticks inside of them. Blow the gloves up, tie them off and float them in the pool. This will add to the lighting for the party and give it a scary feel — especially if you have dry ice adding mist to the pool! Lay some of the spooky hands on the tables where you’re having the food and hang a few from the trees surrounding the pool. Don’t forget to have a skeleton as a “guest of honor” at the party.
  5. Search the internet for spooky snack ideas for your Halloween party.

If your guests will be using the pool and you’ve decided to close it after this one last pool party, call us today to schedule an end of season pool closing.