The August sun, the southern heat, and small town monotony… The summer’s coming to its end, as well as the euphoria. The music is quieter, the sun is lazy, and colors tarnished. The concrete is boiling with the expectance of grand closure that one party will be the peak of the season, and grow into an urban legend. You can almost hear the exquisite sound of the pool theme party.
“Come on in, the water is so refreshing!”
Marilyn Monroe is laughing coquettishly in George Cukor’s swimming pool, making movie history, only a couple of weeks before her glamorous death. What an epic, phenomenal entrance of a small, ordinary family pool in the world of art deco, bacchanalias and glittering parties, which made Cukor famous in Hollywood. The sweet smell of desire, sin and tragedy, in more elegant times! Invoke the theatrical and glistering Hollywood nights. Pull on your silk glows, light a cigarette and, with a Manhattan in your hand, welcome your guests.
The Hollywood sparkle brings together all kinds of people. There will be unscrupulous millionaires, dashing actresses with broken hearts, rich and intoxicated widows, and ambitious beggars. Here’s your chance to invite everyone you know, and see what happens. Your acquaintances will, with their masks on, show who they really are, or will they?
The glamour is in its full glow when the light is dim. The play of light on the landscape of faces is what creates sophistication at its finest. The gleam of the water will, like a chandelier, make a truly cinematic experience, so, beside your pool, you won’t need much else. All that’s important for your atmosphere are the LED lights for your pool, to make an evening entirely enchanting. Bring in the floating LED pool fountain with sprinkles of red-illuminated water, light up a few candles and let them drift gently across the pool. Once the twinkling of the water and a cigarette smoke provoke the imagination of your guests, the party may begin. Clang with your crystal glasses and serve gin for the gentleman and martini for the ladies.
Betty Draper’s giveaway
The end of the summer smells of a lemonade, beer and unaccomplished love. No matter if the summer flings are over, or they are coming strong until Labor Day, use the few days you have left for playing a happy family. From today’s perspective, suburbia role playing brings an exciting thrill.
This party starts in the late afternoon, and brings together lovers of various kinds. Unhappy couples, attractive neighbors. Dominant husbands will enjoy your hot dogs and beer, splattering their feet in your pool. The girls in their Sunday dresses will get together in a cheerful chat, and the boys will flip the burgers. What’s unauthentic is that this party doesn't end with kids’ bed time. It starts in the evening, when everyone is full and even thirstier.
For this kind of amusement, you need a grill, red and yellow ketchup and mustard squeeze bottles, as well as pu pu platters. If you bring them all to the edge of the pool, you wouldn't have to leave the refreshing water. Chill out and watch a football games from the inflatable sofa, with two hot girls by your side. The sight of your high school girlfriends with their patterned bathing suits and heart shaped glasses will remind you of how sweet life is, in the unique, American dream way.
Midsummer Night's Dream Party
This kind of party requires a major luxury, because its real theme is actually debauchery. It’s a little harder to throw it in a family pool, so try your best and bring your party to somebody else’s swimming pool. It can be your filthy rich cousin, or simply the cool guy you clean the pool for, the one that is conveniently never home. And don’t feel guilty, for that gorgeous pool is rarely used and completely forsaken. If by chance it is one of those infinity edge pools, even better!
The difference is in the details
Epic parties are unachievable without a pool for many reasons, the main one being – casualness. Firstly, everyone will be pretty much nude (making the pool water's cleanness a top priority). Besides, putting on a mask and relocating to a more entertaining and hip era makes theme parties memorable enough.