How To Have a Great 4th of July Hot Tub Party-Start Planning Today

June 26, 2010

Entertaining with a hot tub in your backyard or deck is easy.  Everyone is already psyched to have a good time. Follow these Top 10 Tips to create a fun evening with good times to remember:
10. Invite the Fun People in Your Life-Omit the Grumps

When drawing up your guest list, include friends who will have the most fun at your hot tub party.  Keep in mind the maximum occupancy of your Hot Spring Spa, so you don’t leave any guests sitting out in the cold.

9. Clean, Clear Water

Just as you’d clean your house before a big party, make sure your hot tub water is clean and sparkling before guests arrive.  Check your supplies and make sure you have clarifier and sanitizer on hand.  You want your guests to go “aah” with delight when you roll back the cover, not “yuck!”

8. Have a Plan B

Bad weather, a power outage, or crabby guests- you never know what could crop up to spoil your hot tub fun, so plan other activities just in case you can’t go in the hot tub.

7. Party Food: Keep it on the Light Side

Stick to finger food that can be eaten in or out of the tub. Easy to eat items like veggies & dip, fresh fruit on skewers, chicken or shrimp kabobs, egg rolls, etc work best.  Do it yourself ice cream sundaes are always a hit. Avoid potato or corn chips in the tub.  If spilled, they make a party-ending, gummy mess!

6. Drinks: Save the Alcohol for After Soaking

Serve a selection of bottled waters, juices and sodas to keep hot tub soakers hydrated while soaking.  Alcohol?   Alcohol’s effects are felt much more quickly in a hot tub. If you over consume, a major hangover is a sure thing the next day. Save wine, beer and other alcoholic drinks for after soaking. You don’t want your guests to be sorry they accepted your invitation.

5. Provide Extra Bathing Suits or Make it “Suits Optional”

It’s a good idea to tell guest in advance if your party is nude or not nude. If it’s not nude remember that most people are self-conscious around strangers. Some guests might “forget” their suits” in order to avoid soaking. Once they see all the fun everyone’s having, they’ll want to jump in, too.  Have a selection of extra bathing suits and swim trunks on hand for guests who left their suits at home. Shop online sales for swimsuit bargains.

4. Extra Towels for the Thoughtful Touch

You can never have enough towels! Guests may get in and out of the tub multiple times which will create a mound of damp towels. No one want to towel off with a damp towel.  Add more towels than you think you’ll need. Put wet towels in the washer & dryer as the party goes on. Your guests will love you for it and so will your carpet and upholstered lawn furniture.


Add Hot Tub Accessories, Games and Door Prizes and Make the 4th the Theme for your Party

All of the action will be centered around your hot tub, so pick up fun party favors with a 4th of July theme, small door prizes, ducks for everyone to race, waterproof cards, floating checkerboards, etc. Solar powered lanterns are a beautiful way to light up the night. Use flags and baseball caps with flags to complete the theme. Get red, white and blue pop-bead necklaces for everyone to wear and  rubber ducks for everyone to take home for party souvenirs.


Cue the Soundtrack: Music is A Must


Every party needs a soundtrack. Many newer hot tubs come with music and an iPod docking station.  Choose your music with your guests’ taste in mind. Throw in some songs with a strong beat to add pizazz to your party’s theme.

1. Have Fun

If you aren’t having a good time, your guests won’t either. Sit back, relax and have a ball at your own hot tub party. You can never predict what problems will happen, so just go with the flow.  Your guests will pick up on your mood and  have fun themselves.

That’s the recipe for a great hot tub party!

RES EST SERVA VOLUPTAS. Pleasure is a serious business.


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