Swimming Pool Blog
by Mark Garcia October 22, 2013
Halloween Pool Party
For you folks in the sunny south, from Virginia Beach to Miami on the east and Fresno to San Diego on the west - a Halloween Pool Party is doable.
Swim season may be past for most pool owners, except in deepest Florida and Texas, but your pool can still play host to a spooky pool party.
All you need for a Halloween Pool Party is some themed decorations and lighting to go around the pool, some scary snacks and fun party music mix, with some spooky favorites.
Here's some ideas for all 3 - Halloween pool party decorations, snacks and music mix ideas.
Halloween Pool Party Decorations
Silhouette your Pool Floor. As shown in our feature image above, you can cut out jack-o-lantern, witch or ghost shapes from heavy vinyl or plastic and lay them on the pool floor (be careful with vinyl pools!).
Float something Scary. Like these carvable funkins, made from low density foam. Cut some scary faces and float them in the pool with a tea candle or small battery light.
Another idea could be floating plastic witches hats, or a skeleton relaxing on one of your pool floats.
Die the Pool Red. Party Pool is a non-toxic dye that you add to the pool for a deep blood red color. It filters out in just a few days and won't stain your pool (use as directed).
To add more fear factor, drop in some halloween store props, like severed heads, skeletons or large plastic spiders.
Light up the Pool. Colored LED pool lights put out a deep rich hue, and you can stop it on one color, red or purple perhaps. You can also purchase black light CFL bulbs, and swap out the pool light bulbs for the party.
Fog Machine - now there's an idea. Set one up to create a cool effect across the surface of the pool.
Halloween Pool Party Snacks
Shrunken Head Punch. Make any type of punch you like, and add these 'shrunken heads', which are actually apples that have been soaked in lemon juice, carved and then baked for a few minutes to shrivel them up. Scary!
Another way to make any punch scary is to add a cube of dry ice so that it fogs up and spills over onto the table. Or, add a ring of regular ice, frozen in a bundt pan, with gummy worms in the ice.
Use cocktail weinies or full size dogs cut in half. Cut crescent roll dough into strips and wrap the dogs up in a criss cross fashion.
Bake according to package directions. Allow to cool, then dot on some eyes with mustard or ketchup.
10 oranges will yield about 80 of these, cut into quarters, each with only about 1/5 of an ounce of vodka. Of course, you can make them stronger if you wish, or skip the vodka all together and serve them family style.
Halloween Pool Party Music
You could just turn on the radio, but if you have time to assemble a party music mix, here's a playlist that will be sure to please your guests, and also create a little musical tension.
- Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London
- Awolnation - Sail
- Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers – Monster Mash
- Stevie Wonder – Superstition
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Time Warp
- The B-52’s – Rock Lobster
- Michael Jackson – Thriller
- Pink Floyd – Careful with that axe, Eugene
- Beatles - Helter Skelter
- Rob Zombie - Dragula
- Marilyn Manson - This is Halloween
- Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
- Ministry - Every Day is Halloween
Thanks for Reading!