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Planning a Hot Tub Party: Tips for the Perfect Get-Together

Healthy Living

RnR Hot Tubs

July 8, 2024

Throwing a hot tub party can be a fantastic way to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking for an excuse to soak and socialize, careful planning will ensure your event is a hit. We have created a step-by-step guide to help you plan the perfect hot tub party but first, let’s dive into the benefits of using your hot tub or swim spa to socialize.


Hot tubs are more than just a luxurious way to unwind; they can also be the perfect setting for socializing with friends and family. Here are some key benefits of using your hot tub to enhance your social life. 

1. Relaxed Environment

Hot tubs create a calm and inviting atmosphere that encourages relaxation and open conversation. The warm water and soothing jets help reduce stress and make everyone feel more at ease, fostering genuine connections. This can be a great way to entertain your group of friends.

2. Quality Time

In our busy lives, finding time to spend with loved ones can be challenging. A hot tub provides a dedicated space where you can gather and enjoy uninterrupted quality time together. Whether it’s a family get-together or a gathering with friends, the hot tub or swim spa becomes a focal point for shared experiences.

We all need a little more quality time in our hectic lives. 

3. Enhanced Social Interactions

The intimate setting of a hot tub promotes more meaningful conversations. Without the distractions of technology or noisy environments, you can engage in deeper discussions and truly connect with those around you. This can strengthen relationships and build lasting memories.

4. Health and Wellness

Socializing in a hot tub also offers health benefits. The warm water can help alleviate muscle tension and joint pain, while the buoyancy reduces pressure on your body. Sharing this therapeutic experience with others can enhance your overall well-being and create a positive, health-focused social activity. Not only that, you can help your children (or even yourself) to learn how to swim.

5. Perfect for All Seasons

Hot tubs and swim spas can be enjoyed year-round, making them a versatile option for social gatherings. Whether it’s a cool winter evening or a warm summer night, they provide a cozy retreat that can accommodate any occasion.

6. Fun and Entertainment

A hot tub can be a source of entertainment, adding a fun element to social events. From hot tub games to music and lighting effects, there are many ways to make your hot tub the highlight of the party. It’s an excellent way to entertain guests and create a lively atmosphere.

7. Boosts Mood and Reduces Anxiety

The combination of warm water, massage jets, and social interaction can significantly boost your mood and reduce anxiety. Sharing laughter and positive experiences with friends and family in a hot tub can improve your mental health and overall happiness.


Planning the perfect hot tub or swim spa party involves a combination of creativity and organization to ensure a seamless experience for your guests. With these thoughtful touches that we are going to share, your hot tub or swim spa party is sure to be a memorable event for all.

Setting the Date and Time

Choosing the right date and time is crucial for maximizing attendance and enjoyment. Consider weekends or evenings when guests are more likely to be free. An early evening start time can take advantage of natural light before transitioning to a more ambient nighttime atmosphere.

You can also think about the holidays that are coming up. Make sure that you give your guests plenty of time to prepare for the party.

Creating the Guest List

Decide on the number of guests based on the size of your hot tub and surrounding space. A smaller group ensures everyone can enjoy the hot tub comfortably. Send out invitations well in advance, and consider using digital invites for a modern touch.

When sending out the invites, make sure that they know you are welcome to use the hot tub or swim spa. This way they can come prepared to the party and prepare their children for the fun activities. 

Preparing the Hot Tub Or Swim Spa

A clean and well-maintained hot tub is the star of the show. Clean the tub thoroughly, check the water quality, and ensure the temperature is just right—around 100-104°F is ideal. Stock up on extra chemicals and have a skimmer on hand for any debris.

Setting Up the Party Area

Whether your hot tub is indoors or outdoors, create a welcoming space with ample seating and a place for guests to store their belongings. Outdoor setups can benefit from cozy blankets and fire pits, while indoor parties might need extra ventilation.

There are a few additions that will be great to set up in the party area. 

  • A towel rack 
  • Water toys for the kids to enjoy
  • Trays that attach to the hot tub for drinks
  • Silk plants to create the perfect environment

Choosing a Theme

A theme can add an extra layer of fun to your party. Popular choices include:

  •  Tropical Luau 
  • Spa Retreat
  • Drive-In Movie 
  • Disco Party
  • Glow Stick

 Match your decorations, music, and even food and drinks to the chosen theme for a cohesive look.

Food and Drinks

Opt for easy-to-eat snacks that won’t create a mess in the hot tub. Think of finger foods like:

  •  Fruit skewers
  • Cheese platters
  • Bite-sized desserts

You can also have a rule in place where there is no food allowed in or near your hot tub or swim spa. Keep the food areas, separate from the hot tub or swim spa. 

For drinks, offer a mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, and always have plenty of water available to keep guests hydrated.

Hot tub party planning

Safety First

Hot tub safety is paramount. Set clear rules, such as no glass near the tub, limiting soak times, and ensuring children are supervised. Have a first aid kit on hand and make sure everyone knows the location of emergency contact numbers.

Having your cover on when not in use is a great way to make sure that children do not go in the water when no one is looking. 

Entertainment Options

Curate a music playlist that fits the vibe of your party. Plan a few games or activities to keep the energy up—trivia, water games, or even a hot tub karaoke session can be great fun. Did you know that you can even get waterproof playing cards to use in your hot tub? These are great for hot tub parties!

Lighting and Ambiance

Good lighting can transform your space. Use string lights, lanterns, or floating LED lights in the tub to create a magical atmosphere. Scented candles or a fire pit can add warmth and a pleasant aroma to your party area.

Dressing for the Occasion

Encourage guests to bring their swimsuits and provide extra towels and robes for comfort. Consider having a basket of flip-flops or waterproof sandals to keep everyone’s feet clean and dry.

Party Favors

Send guests home with a small token of appreciation. Personalized items like mini spa kits, custom towels, or themed candles can be a great way to remember the fun night. Remember that this is not a necessary part of hosting a party. 

Clean-Up Tips

After the party, make sure to stay on top of your water-balancing routine to keep the hot tub or swim spa clean. Depending on how many people were in your hot tub will depend on the balancing that needs to be done. 

We do recommend taking out your filters and giving them a good clean. If you have an extra set of filters, which we also recommend having, you can change them here and clean the set that came out. 

Dispose of trash and leftover food promptly to avoid attracting pests. A quick tidy-up of the party area will make the next morning much more pleasant.

Hosting a hot tub party can be a memorable experience with the right planning. Focus on comfort, safety, and fun, and your guests will be talking about your party for years to come. Now, it’s time to send out those invitations and get ready to soak up the good times!

Please reach out to one of our experts today to have a look at the hot tubs or swim spas that we have in stock. We would love to help you find the perfect match for you and your family. 

You can visit us at Bay 8 –  5700 Barlow Trail SE in Calgary.

Servicing all makes and models including Vita Spa, American Whirlpool, and Maax Spas.

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