You say you want your house to be the summer hangout spot… but that level of hospitality doesn’t happen by accident. Creating the ideal summer fun spot for you, your family and friends isn’t complicated. However, it does require a little bit of planning. Spoiler alert: owning a pool certainly doesn’t hurt your chances of people wanting to hang out at your house.
Have an Abundance of Food
If you feed them, they will come. I’m talking about your friends… and your kids’ friends. Keep a healthy supply of snacks and drinks on hand, and you’ll find that your backyard is the perfect summer hangout spot.
Backyard barbecues are the ideal setting to invite a lot of people over. Fire up the grill to make your summertime favorites, and ask your guests to bring a side dish or dessert to share. Keep decorations simple so cleanup is a breeze. Once you’ve mastered the art of the backyard barbecue, you might be tempted to have people over every weekend.
For the everyday hangouts that are less planned than a backyard barbecue, food is still necessary. Keep your pantry stocked with snacks and easy meals that you can offer people when they come to visit.
Keep Everyone Hydrated
The summer sun can be brutal, and nothing is more satisfying than a refreshing drink when you’ve been outside. Keep your fridge stocked with a variety of beverages for your guests.
Single serve drinks in cans or plastic bottles are convenient to grab and take outside. Remember, if you have a swimming pool, there should never be glass in or around the pool.
To keep your guests longing for an invite to your house, consider also offering beverages that people don’t have at their own house. Fruit infused water or lemonade is a great option.
Reserve Screens for Family Time
It’s hard to completely escape screens, even if you’re the perfect summer hangout. Let the kids stay up on family movie night to make some fun memories. But when the weather is warm, encourage your family and friends to spend time outside. A pool is a great excuse to get away from screens and into the water. If you really want to turn your backyard into the perfect summer hangout… try showing an outdoor movie that your guests can watch right from your perfect pool.
Light the Way
Outdoor lighting and a glorious fiberglass pool turn a boring backyard into the hangout spot of the summer! When you host your friends and family, expect that some events will linger into the evening. Many people prefer evening events as a way to avoid the summer heat. Choose lighting that lets the party continue without being too bright. Make sure the food/beverage areas are lit, and that there’s lighting in the conversation areas and also around your pool. It’ll be so much fun that your guests may never want to leave!
If you want your home to be the perfect summer hangout spot and you don’t already own a backyard pool, it’s not too late to get started. With an incredible fiberglass pool from Narellan Pools, your backyard will be the prime space for all of your seasonal events. And with Narellan Pools having almost 50 years of experience, you can be assured that your beautiful Narellan Pools fiberglass pool will last you for decades to come. View our exciting gallery of pools for your own pool inspiration. And when you are ready to get started, one of our client services members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Call 1.888.342.7665 or request your free quote to get started on the perfect pool hangout this summer!