Are you still looking for the best place to hold your Christmas party? You do not have to look too far to find the perfect place. Just look at your backyard – specifically your swimming pool and you are sure to get a lot of ideas as you plan the most amazing party.

Your pool is versatile enough to be transformed into the most amazing party place – if you know how to do it right. So if you want to hold the holiday festivities in this part of your home, we have a couple of tips that may be useful for you.

How to turn your pool into the perfect Christmas party venue

So how can you turn your swimming pool into the best venue for your Christmas party? Here are some suggestions for you.

Know your theme

There are so many Christmas themes for you to choose from. You can opt for a Winter Wonderland theme or Santa’s workshop. You can get inflatable snowmen or even Santa himself and leave these to drift over the pool waters. Set up decorations around the pool as well – making sure to choose those that can get wet.

Pay attention to the decors on your deck

This is where you can do most of your decorations. You can fill the deck with fake snow. Set up the decorations in such a way that will give off the perfect Christmas party vibe without making it hard for your guests to move around. Decorate the pool-side furniture too. You can put a big red ribbon at the back of your chairs to make it look like a gift. Place giant candy canes, gifts, all around.

Be safe with the lights

What is a Christmas Party without any lights? Obviously, you need to put up these lights around the pool to complete the vibe that you are trying to achieve. Of course, you need to be careful when putting these up. Make sure it is a safe distance from the water.

Choose the music well

Having the right music will set the right mood for the party. It does not necessarily have to be Christmas music – if you are not into that cheesy stuff. But it has to sound festive enough. You can create a playlist based on the theme that you opted to use for your decorations. It will tie-up your party beautifully. Like the lights, set up the entertainment system a safe distance from the water – for obvious reasons.

Have guests wear something related to the theme

You can kick up the notch and have people wear something related to the Christmas theme. It can be a specific design or even a color that pays homage to your chosen theme. If your guests are quite adventurous, you can even turn it into a competition – to ensure that everyone will make an effort to dress up for the part.

Come up with games and activities

One way to break the ice and increase the entertainment in your Christmas party is to come up with games and activities. Since you are around the pool, you may involve some water-related games. You can also set up a backyard theatre so people can watch a movie sometime during the party. You can also have a secret Santa or exchange gifts to get into the gift-giving spirit of Christmas.

Why opt for a pool Christmas party?

You may be wondering, why would you choose to have your Christmas party by the pool? There are a couple of reasons why this is a really good idea.


  • It is fun. Let us face it. A pool brings a lot of ideas when it comes to having fun. You do not even have to come up with games and activities. The things you can do while lounging around the pool or swimming in the water is entertaining enough.
  • It helps burn the holiday feasts. If you feel bloated after eating all the food – swimming is a great way to burn off the calories. It should be great to be able to do it with your friends too.
  • It provides an escape. There is something about lounging in the water that makes you feel like you are in a different world altogether. People are more relaxed and you get to have deeper conversations when you hang out with people in the pool. It is like literally immersing yourself in your own world.
  • It does not take much to make the area look great. Most of the time, people install a swimming pool and have the surrounding area landscaped as well. That means it is already aesthetically appealing. You do not have to do much to make it look presentable for your guests.


As you can see, there is no perfect place to hold your Christmas party than your swimming pool. So what are you waiting for?