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Is the Hot Tub the New Kitchen Table?

Most of us have many memories of gathering around the dining room or kitchen table with friends and family. Whether it was for crowded holiday celebrations, sharing a cup of coffee with a friend, or catching up over the events of the day with your family over dinner, most of us gravitate to the kitchen table when we are invited into someone’s home.

Today, there is a more common spot that is beginning to emerge as the social hub of the home. Although it may sound surprising, the hot tub is the perfect gathering spot or the new kitchen table so to speak. In fact, hot tubs offer a huge variety of functions and possibilities when it comes to socializing.

In the article below, find out how having a hot tub can quickly become the social hub of your home and how to make your spa space a relaxing area to entertain and enjoy the company of others.

Why a Hot Tub?

Hot tubs are a great way to relax, unwind and socialize with friends and family. Best of all, they can be used year round, regardless of the climate and whether it is snowing, sunny or a rainy day, people will rarely turn down an invitation to a hot tub party or gathering. To make sure that you can always accommodate an unexpected guest or family member, it is a good idea to have a few spare bathing suits on hand and plenty of towels and robes available.

Games and Fun

Did you know that hot tubs are also a great place to participate in everyone’s favourite board game night? It’s true! Today’s market has plenty of variety for waterproof hot tub games including checkers, chess, playing cards and even UNO. Another advantage of a hot tub is that it is simple to create your own fun games – such as playing water hockey with a rubber duck for the puck or musical chairs with the hot tub jets. Game night in a hot tub will have everyone relaxed and having fun in no time!

Just Like the Kitchen Table

Just like a kitchen table, a hot tub is the ultimate place to relax with a beverage, share a delicious meal and even play a board game. If you are serving your guests drinks, make sure that you are using plastic or steel cups that will not accidentally break or shatter in the water. Cold, refreshing alcoholic beverages are tempting, however, make sure to alternate with non-alcoholic drinks to keep bathers hydrated while soaking.

If you want to serve appetizers or food, many people design a small outdoor kitchen and dining area near their hot tub. This is a perfect spot to place a spread of tasty snacks for bathers to indulge in before or after a soak. Another benefit of having a table and additional patio seating near your hot tub is that guests can still socialize with each other whether or not they are in the hot tub.

The next time that friends or family members come visit, let them gather around your hot tub instead of your kitchen table. Once they have witnessed the fun, social experience that time spent together in a hot tub brings, they will quickly have no desire to head back to your kitchen table!

For more information on the many benefits of owning a hot tub, click here to download a hot tub buyer’s guide.