To help you and your friends throw an amazing waterside bash, here are 12 pool party ideas for adults that are sure to be epic. After all, who says pool parties are just for kids? Whether you have warm weather fast approaching or you live in a warmer clime year-round, it’s always an awesome time to hit the pool. That’s true for any age group.
And if you need help finding a pool to host your amazing party, you can count on Peerspace to have your back. As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, we have sunsational (ahem, we mean sensational) venues with pools across the country and beyond. All you need is the perfect Peerspace pool and these epic pool party ideas for adults to get the party started.
1. Tiki bar pool party
Give your pool party a relaxing edge by setting up a tiki bar at the poolside. Sipping Mai Tai cocktails (or mocktails!) by the water is one of those pool party ideas for adults perfect for unwinding and giving your party a sophisticated feeling.
You can either set up your own DIY tiki bar at your venue or look for Peerspace pools with a built-in tiki bar, like this vintage swimming pool in Long Beach, CA. It’s a vintage 1960s-inspired backyard with a nine-foot-deep heated pool that has benches in the shallow end and a trio of nozzle fountains. A 200-square-foot shed was converted into a working tiki bar hut, complete with a bar, seating, and tiki decor.
If you need any more convincing, most Peerspace venues have user reviews so you know what to expect before you book. Here’s one for this Long Beach tiki pool space: “This place is exactly as advertised. We were able to comfortably fit 30 people for a wedding reception. The pool was amazing and the tiki bar was super cute.”
2. Spa day pool party
Here’s one of our most relaxing pool party ideas for adults. Give your friends a relaxing treat by combining pool day with a spa day. Treat your guests to rejuvenating facials, and relaxing mimosas, or even hire a masseuse to help you unwind by the poolside.
All you need is the perfect pool to set the stage for a day of waterside pampering, like this Bohemian oasis in Los Angeles, CA. We love its rattan daybeds, peacock bench, floor pillows, and plenty of other spaces to stretch out and luxuriate poolside. Talk about a cute place to relax and take pool party pics!
As a Peerspace reviewer shares: “Loved this place so much that I already rebooked 1 week later. Krista is amazing to deal with. I would 100% recommend!”
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3. Water polo pool party
Water polo is very underrated. This competitive water sport can provide a fun afternoon with friends, not to mention a serious workout. So why not organize a water polo match for your pool party?
You don’t need any special equipment. All you need is a ball and a pool where you can serve up, like this private pool residence and backyard oasis in Atlanta. It has a spacious outdoor pool ideal for watersports and a cute waterside cabana for post-water polo relaxation.
A Peerspace user who booked their own party here shared the following review: “Such a gorgeous space. So elegant and beautiful. Spacious yet still very inviting. Our guests were raving about how beautiful everything was. Erika is such an amazing host. Extremely professional yet personable and friendly.”
4. Winter pool party
Who says that pool parties are only for the summer? With the help of an indoor pool, you can add some poolside fun to any special occasion at any time of year! Keep an eye out for heated pools on Peerspace where you can host, like this amazing indoor pool in Ontario.
If you want to host in a colder month, this is an epic pool party idea for adults. In fact, you can also make use of the home’s billiard room, spacious kitchen, and garden room, too.
5. Luau pool party
The quintessential pool party idea for adults, a Luau theme is a classic way to set the stage for your event. Add in some tropical flair by also serving some pineapple-inspired treats and cocktails. You can also hand out leis to your party guests as they arrive for a memorable greeting.
Hosting at a tropical Peerspace pool makes decorating even easier. Just check out this amazing backyard oasis in Santa Clarita that’s surrounded by beautiful foliage. It is an absolute outdoor paradise, providing you with a barbecue grill, a fish pond, historic mining displays, and more.
6. Neon pool party
Want to make your pool party visually dazzling? Then start the party after sunset and crank up the neon!
You can shop for glow-in-the-dark pool toys online, or decorate your venue with waterproof neon lights to create a visually magical effect. This Miami villa’s unique pool already has plenty of neon lights and fun decor. And that’s not even mentioning its outdoor firepit, ping-pong table, and barbecue grill. It’s perfect for setting the stage at a one-of-a-kind pool party you won’t soon forget!
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7. Movie pool party
Here’s an epic pool party idea for adults. Host a “Dive-in” movie night and watch your favorite flicks by the pool. You could throw things back with a vintage 60’s beach movie, or go for something a little more daring, like Jaws.
Just set up an outdoor movie projector and screen by the pool, and lean back in your favorite float. To make things easier, keep an eye out for pools that already have an outdoor screen set up, like this Peerspace pool in Lake Havasu City, AZ. The pool itself can be heated for those chilly desert nights, while a variety of lawn games are also on-site for more fun on dry land.
8. Old Hollywood pool party
Have you always wanted to have a Hollywood movie star’s pool all to yourself? Then this adult pool party idea is perfect for you.
Pay homage to old Hollywood by dressing up in your favorite retro swimsuit, or serving up some movie-star favorite cocktails. To help set the perfect stage, you can rent out a luxurious pool for your party, like this resort-style pool at a real Hollywood mansion. You and your guests will feel like stars when you enjoy the chaise lounges and relax beneath the sky-high palm trees.
9. Billiards pool party
Want to put a spin on a traditional pool party? Then make it a pool party instead… Get it? Pool, as in Billiards? Gather your friends together and play a few rounds of pool together. You could make it a tournament to up the stakes, awarding a prize to the big winner of the day.
If you want to have the best of both worlds, keep an eye out for Peerspace venues that have both a billiards pool table and an outdoor pool – like this luxurious Encino mansion in LA. Along with the pool and pool table, you and your guest can make use of the barbecue grill, the movie theater room, and the wrap-around rooftop balcony.
10. Olympic pool party
You don’t have to be an Olympic swimmer to enjoy a little competition. Why not hold your own backyard Olympics for your friends? You could race each other freestyle, hold relay races, or play other Olympic water events, like water polo. Don’t forget to also have some prizes ready for the winners!
It’s an awesome pool party idea for friend groups with a competitive edge. You can make it even more official by hosting it at an Olympic-size swimming pool, like this one in an LA high school. Yes, Peerspace can even provide you with access to an Olympic-sized indoor pool! This one also has locker rooms and outdoor tennis and basketball courts if you’re interested.
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11. Vegas pool party
The pools at Vegas hotels are some of the most luxurious in the world. So why not bring a little splash of vegas to your next pool party by creating an event with a little Sin City flair? You can also play card games by the poolside, like poker and blackjack, or recreate the vibe of a Vegas pool party with some pumped-up music.
To create the perfect vibe, host at a luxurious private Peerspace pool, like this amazing spot complete with a waterslide and hot tub.
In fact, check out how a Peerspace user utilized this space for a birthday party for inspo: “Their backyard is perfect for an outdoor event! We hired a DJ, a Zumba instructor, a taco bar caterer, and there was enough room for people to eat and dance. There’s also plenty of room for parking. We didn’t stress about anything at all. I would definitely book this space for another event!”
12. Beach pool party
The pool and the beach go hand in hand as some of the most fun and relaxing places to host a party. Bring a hint of the beach to your pool party by decorating with beach-inspired touches, like inflatable palm trees or sand.
If you live in a coastal town, you can take it to the next level by hosting it at a pool by the beach, like this unique oasis steps from the ocean in Union Beach, New Jersey. It’s an elegant retreat space that also offers you access to its open-plan gourmet kitchen.
Bonus: A pool with a view
What’s better than swimming in a refreshing pool while gazing at the beautiful views surrounding it? Probably nothing, in our humble opinion! Invite your guests over for a pool party in an area surrounded by exquisite natural beauty.
If you’re stuck in the suburbs and this idea doesn’t fly in your neighborhood, Peerapace has you covered! Book this perfect production estate in Lakeside, CA and your guests will be delighted as they splash around and gaze at the rolling hills, lush mountains, and shimmering Lake Vicente just beyond the property’s limits.
Peerspace brings adult pool party ideas to life
We hope these pool party ideas for adults have inspired you to throw a watery bash, no matter your location or the season. While throwing a party of any size can seem challenging, it’s easy to see how using a resource like Peerspace makes throwing parties so much easier.
Check out our website for all the gorgeous pool venues near you and get to planning!
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