Hosting the perfect poolside Christmas
The days are warming up and the big day is quickly approaching! Here are our tips for hosting the perfect poolside Christmas party.
It’s hard to go past the classic Aussie barbecue. How about sticky orange-glazed ham with roasted garlic potatoes, chicken skewers with pineapple salad, and prawn and chorizo bites with spicy apple dip? Barbecued garlic and herb mushrooms and chilli-lime corn on the cob will surely be a hit with the vegos. For the sweet-tooths, crack out some chargrilled mango cheeks with maple rum sauce or a refreshing cherry and watermelon salad with lime and mint syrup.
With all that swimming and sunshine, remember to keep your guests well hydrated. From refreshing fruit punches and mocktails, to traditional eggnog and other options with a little “Christmas spirit” (Christmas sangria anyone?), make sure you have plenty of beverages on offer. Remember the non-breakable glasses around the pool!
Deck The Halls
Nothing says Christmas like decorations and fairy lights. Pine cones, pine branches and bunches of holly (try your local park or arboretum), as well as Solar LED fairy lights, make for great outdoor options, and they’re easy on the hip pocket too. Don’t forget the mistletoe..
Entertain The Masses
When they’re not busy eating, guests will love having a go at totem tennis, bocce, and Finska. And it just wouldn’t be an Aussie Christmas without some backyard cricket! For those wanting to cool off, why not offer them a hit at pool volleyball or slide-n-splash bowling, or perhaps just some relaxation time floating on an inflatable turtle? Floating coolers offer an extra level of luxury.
Get everyone into the festive spirit with a mix of modern and traditional Christmas classics. They’ll be singing and dancing along in no time!
Now it’s time to sit back and relax, knowing you’ve hosted your best Christmas yet.
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