So if there’s anything my husband and I know how to do right, it’s throw a party! As our oldest son prepares for high school, we thought what better way to celebrate his 8th grade graduation than with a private pool party. As a blended family, parties are always a great time to come together and plan for the kids. Bryon’s mom (Telina) and I joined forces and pulled off a very succesful party! *I have to also shoutout Dani, this party was not only for Bryon Jr. but also his friend/classmate/teammate Andre so our full planning committee consists of us three moms.
So the planning of this party was initiated in February, when Telina came up with the idea however it wasn’t until pool season (May 1st) that we were able to actually book the venue. My biggest fear in planning an outdoor event is weather, because it’s unpredictable and completely out of our control but considering it was summer, we just crossed our fingers and hoped for the best. I felt a little more comfortable knowing we were also renting the pavilion which would provide shelter in case of rain.
The day of our event the sun was shinning but it was a little cool. Dani and Telina arrived at the shelter to set up grills and start with decorations. I originally didn’t like how far back the pavilion was from the pool parking lot but later found out there were two separate parking lots, one for the pool and one for the pavilion. Prior to knowing that, I made some pretty long walks (on a good note I did get my steps in). There was also an entrance on the back side of the pool allowing direct entrance to the pavilion, but it didn’t open until 6:30pm. From 4:30-6:30 we allowed for the kids to mingle and eat. At 6:15 the music started and the kids were ready for the pool! Once everyone was in the pool area, we moved the drinks and food under tents closer to the pool.
This was a great party! I will definitely consider doing this again in the future. We were allowed to bring in a DJ (shoutout to DJ Meel), he was allowed to set up in the pool area, and we could also bring our own grills and snacks. This was the perfect set up for a great price. We had about 60 people attend in total. The kids had access to a slide and diving board, and the little kids had a shallow area with a mushroom, and separate baby pool.
In order to use the pool, someone living in South Euclid must reserve the space and provide proof of residence. The pool is only offered for private parties on Sunday’s from 6:30-8:30pm for $180 (a deposit required of $75). The pavilion requires a $75 dollar deposit ($50 of which is refundable after clean-up). That price is for using the space for 6 hours and the only requirement is that you are out of the area by 9pm. These two rentals are done separately, so planning ahead is definitely required to ensure your date is available in both areas. Since this party, the 2017 calendar for the pool is completely filled.
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Such a great idea! Great job!
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