Nothing creates the holiday vibe quite like a spa, so imagine the joy of being able to laze the weekend away in whirl of warm water with family, friends or just you and your partner. American Spas come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes, with costs varying vastly depending on what you are looking for so there is a little taste of luxury for many budgets. Decorate your spa area, play holiday music and everyone warm and in the holiday season. With winter holidays just around the corner it’s time to begin planning any parties or celebrations to help you and your friends relax and enjoy the merriment of the wintry season. When you own a hot tub your list of options for party themes and ideas expands. Here we have some party tips and cautions for your holiday festivities.
When planning your invites, decide whether you want an intimate setting with close friends and relatives, or a larger event. Intimate settings should typically include the number of people that your hot tub will comfortably hold. Remind people to bring their necessities and let you know if they plan on including some guest of their own. If you invite a few extra guests make sure you have other entertainment they can enjoy while waiting. For larger parties plan other activities and entertainment that your guests can do and enjoy while waiting for their turn in the spa. The activities and entertainment you chose should somehow follow the theme of your party.
A week before your party prepare your spa for success. Clean it well and wash the inside of the tub and disinfect. Fill up the water, set the temperature to the right setting, and have chemicals prepared ahead of time. Set outdoor heating at a safe distance and ensure that all electrical cords do no cause a tripping hazard. Set out warm plush carpets to accommodate people entering and exiting the spa. You don’t want your guests to be kept waiting once they arrive. Everything should be prepared, decorated and the ambiance set.
Decorations & Goodie Bags
The spa area should be decorated and inviting, bring in a buffet set-up and drinks corner, soft lights safely strung overhead, or citronella candles for outdoor settings to keep bugs and flying insects away. If you have have some outdoor heaters this will help guest waiting for their turn in the spa or if they have finished their turn. Keep everyone safe and toasty in outdoor weather. Another nice touch is to be prepared with extra towels, bathrobes, or swim suit if a guest forgets to bring theirs. You should also pick out a designated changing room for people to comfortably slip into and out of their bathing suites. Prepare some take away bags equip with plastic bags so that people may leave with their wet clothes and maybe a thank you card and some water for the road.
Light snacks such as finger foods, small hor d’oeuvres, crepes, wraps, cocktail dishes veggies sticks and dips are best for spa parties. Drinks can be simple, light wines, liqueurs or warm brandied wine with cloves, orange zest and spices to add holiday cheer. Always be sure to keep your guest hydrated and keep fresh water at hand. Remind your guest to be safe and stay hydrated in and out of the spa, this will keep your guest safe and coming back for future spa parties.
The hot tub area and decorations should not obstruct or block the entrance or exit to the tub. Keep any lighting, cords and electrical outlets safely away from the water. If your hot tub is outdoors, make sure your guests have a warm place to change when exiting the tub so they don’t get a chill. It’s also a good idea to have a set of simple protocols for guests to follow while enjoying a hot tub party, such as where to hang wet towels, no adjusting water temperature, and being aware that the hot water intensifies the effects of alcohol.
If you’re thinking about plans for an indoor or outdoor holiday themed spa party, you found an ideal way to encourage your guests to shake off the mid-winter chills and celebrate Christmas or ring in the New Year. When thinking of fresh ideas for holiday themed parties the sky is the limit. Remember that the best parties take a bit of time in advance to plan, prepare, get out invites and set up simple yet discrete ground rules and safety precautions that will make the hot tub experience more enjoyable for all, so prepare in advance. Be safe this holiday season and enjoy the fun and hydrotherapy surrounded by friends and family.