While it’s hard to believe, summer is quickly coming to a close. Labor Day (Monday, September 4th) marks the official end of the season. While the pool and other community amenities in Florida HOA neighborhoods typically stay open after Labor Day, it’s still fun to throw a party to celebrate the holiday weekend.
To plan your event and create a sense of community with your neighbors, here are some tips to help your HOA throw a successful Labor Day pool party:
- Create ambiance with decorations.
Use festive decorations to set your Labor Day pool party apart from the typical day at your HOA community pool. Since Labor Day honors the American labor movement and all of the contributions that workers have made to our country, find a way to incorporate pops of red, white, and blue into your decor.
- Set the mood with music.
If your HOA offers WiFi in its community clubhouse, you can easily stream some good tunes through online music services such as Spotify or Pandora. These resources even offer pre-made Labor Day playlists to make it easy to play festive and appropriate music at your pool party. Make sure the music is loud enough for your guests to hear without overpowering the party. If you have it in the budget, you may even want to explore the option of hiring a live band for your party.
- Plan your menu.
If your community amenities include grills, hamburgers and hot dogs are ideal as they’re staple foods at Labor Day celebrations. To ease the menu planning and preserve your HOA budget, ask neighbors to bring their best side dish to compliment the meal. To avoid duplication, use a free online tool like Sign Up Genius where neighbors can specify which dishes they’ll be bringing.
- Create a safe environment for your pool party.
Hosting a pool party can present your Florida HOA community with a number of liabilities. Minimize the risk of an incident by ensuring that you’ll have lifeguards on duty. As a rule of thumb, you’ll want to have at least one lifeguard per 20 guests. Hiring lifeguards for the pool party is essential, especially if you’ll have several young children in attendance. Make sure that your guests don’t bring glass into the pool area, and prohibit guests from running on the pool deck.
Regularly hosting social events will make your HOA community a more desirable place to live. Use these tips to make the most of your community amenities and throw a successful Labor Day pool party.
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