Saturday, 9 January 2010

Pool party

Last night, I went to my first ever proper pool party. I've been to other parties where someone happens to have a (cold) pool and a few people sit around it munching on nibbles with a cold drink in their hand, wondering who will be the first to take the plunge. For this party, someone we knew hired out Thorndon Pool from 7-10 pm, got the barbeque going (along with a free sausage on arrival), and around 100 people alternately ate, drank, and splashed away. Being a public pool, there was a 'no glass' rule, which sent everyone in search of beer in cans(!) and transferring wine and other beverages into plastic bottles and cups - so classy!

Pool volleyball, a large inflatable obstacle course (à la Wipeout-style), frisbee ... apparently the water was really tropical once you got in. Nope, not true at all! Still, it was fun splashing around with our friends until the sun went down and everyone went diving for the spa pool instead. It turned into a version of "how many people can fit in a phone box"; the 8-person spa averaged no less than 12 people at any given time. Anyone who jumped out to grab another drink seriously risked losing their place - you had to be quick!

Tonight is a pizza and dancing night in town. Still loving these summer nights! :-)


~JarieLyn~ said...

Summer nights are the best. It seems like people are much more socially active. It sounds like you've been having a lot of fun lately. Good for you.

Sab said...

Oh, that sounds so fun! I want to go to the indoor pool again soon (it feels like forever, since baby M's lessons ended in December).