Plan the Perfect Summer Holiday Party

summer holiday party

Here in Texas, we enjoy warmer weather longer than much of the country. But are you making the most of it by hosting a summer holiday party every chance you get?

Kellie Ellmore said, “Some of the best memories are made in flip-flops.” And how true it is! 

This year, let the experts at Texas Hot Tub Company help you plan a fun backyard party that’s easy on you, fun for your guests, and truly makes this a summer to remember.

Clean the Scene for Your Summer Holiday Party

You don’t have to create a backyard wonderland for your guests to enjoy themselves. But do take the time to clean things up. 

Start by sweeping off the deck or patio, removing fallen leaves, pulling stray weeds from your flower beds, and making sure the grass is mown to a comfortable length.

Be sure to clean your outdoor furniture too. No one wants to sit in a dirty chair or eat from a dirty table. 

Once everything is clean and looking spectacular, you are ready to start putting all the details in place. 

Plan the Menu

A party just isn’t a party without food. Be sure to plan a menu considerate of any dietary needs or restrictions. 

Consider providing the main dish while asking your guests to bring a side dish or dessert if you want a more casual affair. 

Plan something you can make on your grill or in your outdoor kitchen so you won’t miss a minute of the action. 

Having these wonderful amenities accessible near your swim spa or hot tub not only allows you to stay near the fun, but it will also keep your guests or kids from tracking a lot of dirt or debris through your house.

Prepare Your Hot Tub or Swim Spa

If you have a swim spa or a hot tub, be sure to open it for your guests to use at your summer holiday party. 

We have all the supplies you need to ensure your hot tub or swim spa is in top running order for everyone to enjoy.

Add some extra sanitizer to the water the morning of the party to help prepare for the extra bathers, and throw some tennis balls in once the party is over to help soak up all the extra oils and sunscreen.

Have Other Entertainment for Your Summer Holiday Party

Planning lawn games and other simple entertainment to keep the party hopping is also a good idea. Try some of our favorites.

Lawn Twister – A traditional plastic twister mat is a disaster outdoors. Instead, paint colored dots on the lawn with water-based paint, make a simple spinner, or take the spinner from the Twister box and play!

Piñata – Piñatas can be a blast for people of all ages. Fill one with age-appropriate prizes (try candy for the kids or plastic bottles of drinks for the adults), and swing away.

Cornhole – You can buy a set, make your own, or make a set from a kit. Set up a cornhole tournament between your guests. Be sure to have a fun, inexpensive prize on hand.

Be sure to send us some fun photos of you enjoying these outdoor games at your summer holiday party on our Facebook page after the party is over.

With these handy tips, you will have a relaxed gathering everyone will love. So put on your flip-flops, head to your nearest Texas Hot Tub Company location, and start planning your summer party today!


The 2019 Limelight Collection Owner’s Manual will help you understand your spa’s features, and answer questions you might have regarding spa operation, water care, and maintenance. There is also a troubleshooting section included for your convenience.  

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