It’s true: the most memorable parties always include hot tubs. After all, few things can beat being immersed in warm water, with jets massaging your back, and being in the company of good friends – all at the same time!
Add a water game or two, and you’re in for an evening of genuine good times that won’t soon be forgotten. So, let’s get started already! Here are some tips to help you plan a successful hot tub party.
Clean, Clean, Clean!
Be sure to clean the tub and surrounding area thoroughly before your guests arrive. Clear out any clutter or items you won’t be using. A clean space will set the mood for an enjoyable evening for all attending.
Make sure your hot tub water is fresh (consider some spa water fragrance for a pleasant aroma!). Rinse out filters thoroughly, and scrub off any rings around the waterline. Nothing will spoil the mood faster than having to get into a dirty spa.
Every party has to have music. If your spa is not equipped with a sound system, place a radio or iPod dock at a safe distance from your tub and keep the tunes playing.
Set the volume low enough that your guests don’t have to yell, but loud enough that they are still able hear the music.
Select different kinds of music to appeal to all of your friends. This helps create a comfortable ambiance that will relax your guests and get them into the party spirit.
The Right Food for Tubbing
Being in warm water acts as a natural appetite suppressant, so appetizers and finger foods are best.
Hot tubbing makes people thirsty, so don’t forget to provide plenty of chilled beverages. Your guests will appreciate a cooler of cold drinks next to the tub. Lemonade and iced tea are popular hot tubbing beverages. Don’t forget to save the boozin’ for after spa use. Alcohol and hot water don’t mix. Don’t worry; your friends will thank you for this later. Play it safe by using plastic cups in the tub.
Check out these great spa side drink recipes!
Last but not least, be sure to have some water games on hand. If you feel the momentum start to die down, pull out some waterproof playing cards! Games will keep your guests entertained and enjoying themselves for hours. Don’t forget the squirt guns!
With these tips in mind, you can now start planning a very memorable experience for you and your friends, but make sure they take a cab home. Enjoy!