It’s the unofficial start to summer — Memorial Day.
The American holiday that honors the men and women who died serving our country, Memorial Day is often the first time that the weather is warm enough to entertain outdoors. There are parades, barbecues, and picnics.
And it can be the first time home owners “open” their pool for summer.
But with a swim spa from Master Spas, there’s no need to go through the seasonal headache. It can be used year-round. And, with regular maintenance over the cooler months, it’s ready to go whenever you choose to host a party.
Still, it’s fun to get your friends together for a party to remember American servicemen. And your swim spa from Master Spas is sure to be the centerpiece of your holiday gathering.
Host the ultimate Memorial Day party this year with an Americana-themed party for friends and family.
Memorial Day Party Tips
The Perfect Welcome Sign
When you host a party, you want your guests to feel welcome. Greet friends and family with a sign that an arrangement of mini American flags and a sign that says “Party in the Back.” The younger ones can even grab a flag as they head back.
The sign is a nice touch but it’s practical, too. By having your guests head toward the swim spa, you don’t have to leave other guests or party prep to answer the door.
Festive Flip Flops
You want the water of your swim spa to be refreshing and clean for guests. Make it easier to keep out dirt and grass clippings by offering guests sandals to wear at the party. Red, white, and blue flip-flops are festive and affordable. You can have them on hand for all of your summer parties, including the Fourth of July. Guests can walk from swim spa to the snacks or check out your landscaping without tracking anything into the spa.
Swim spa owners know that you can never have too many towels. While we love a pretty arrangement of red, white, and blue towels, a supply of white towels go with any party theme and are easier to clean. Roll them up nicely and tuck them into a red or blue plastic tub near the spa — but not too close! You don’t want them to get splashed.
Memorial Day Menu
Keep things simple by offering a menu of American favorites, such as hot dogs, burgers, and grilled corn. Bowls of quick snacks such as blue corn tortilla chips, popcorn, and trail mix are also a nice touch. They make for an easy snack that kids of all ages will enjoy throughout the party.
And might we suggest the classic — a cooler of iconic Bomb Pops. The frozen treat is not only perfectly red, white, and blue but it’s the perfect way to cool off after soaking in the hot tub section of the swim spa.
Don’t forget: Paper or plastic tableware is best when you’re around a swim spa. Patriotic plates in melamine are a great option and easy to find at home and department stores.
Fresh berries frozen in ice add a beautiful and patriotic flair to your pitchers of water. You can even use a star-shaped mold! After all, it’s important for everyone to stay hydrated when hanging out by the swim spa — whether you are playing or just enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.
Patriotic Light Show
We love the Wave Light Package, which is available on deep swim spa models from Master Spas. But if you want to add a little “decoration” to the skirting, consider using an LED projector. Often used around Christmas, there are options that project a patriotic display of red, white, and blue stars from up to 15 feet away.
It might be safe to say that Master Spas has a thing for rubber ducks. Master Spas dealers are encouraged to sell rubber ducks in their stores to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America. Color-coded ducks are used in our production facility during the inspection process. So we just fell in love with these Armed Forces rubber ducks, which are a nod to our love of ducks and honoring our military. The ducks would make a great favor for guests or use them in a game to keep children entertained.
Add to your landscape by adding planters of vibrant red and white annuals, such as petunias. It’s something that will create a more inviting for guests on Memorial Day and all summer long.
Download our Backyard Planning Guide for more ideas.
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Operating out of a state-of-the-art, 32-acre campus, we are the largest swim spa manufacturer in the world, and largest portable spa and hot tub manufacturer that makes 100% of our product in the USA.