If you are on the hunt for clever ideas for a pool party, you are in the right place! Hosting a pool party can be tons of fun and these pool party ideas are sure to delight all of your guests. Whether you are hosting a kid-friendly pool party, or an adult themed event, keep reading to find out my top ideas for a pool party!
10 Clever Ideas for Pool Party
Pool Party Decor Ideas
A traditional backyard pool party involves beach balls, sunglasses, sunshines, blowup pool floaties and rainbow decor! These ones are super cute! Before you start on your decor, ensure your backyard pool is clean! A Sparkling pool can be a decoration in itself!
Other pool party decor themes include:
- Tiki Bar or Hawaiian Luau
- Red, White and Blue
- Donut Party (check out these adorable donut floaties)
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Pool Party Kids Snacks
Colorful Freezies in a sand bucket make a cute snack idea that involves little mess and no dishes! Or fishy crackers and chips with a cute “fish ‘n chips” sign. Liquorice make cute “pool noodles” and fruits like watermelon will help to keep kids hydrated in the sun!
Pool Party Games
I try not to overschedule my parties, and like to go with the flow, but adding a game or two can add to the fun. You can see my complete list of backyard pool games!
Consider Evening Lighting
If your pool party is going to go into the night, grab a few packs of glow sticks and toss them in the pool when it starts to get dark! they make for some cool lighting!
Do Not forget the Floaties!
Floaties make adorable decor and can be functional too! They are my top pool party tip! Every pool needs a few of them! Grab some in your theme to do double duty as decor and to play with! By the end of the party, our pool toy storage bin is always empty, but the kids are always happy!
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The sun does not feel as hot when you are enjoying a cool swim at a pool party! But it still burns! Have some sunscreen out for adults and kids, as well as cool drinks to stay hydrated!
Ideas for Non-Swimmers
Not all of your guests are going to love to swim. For children who are not a fan of the water consider bubbles or other backyard toys like balls or a sand pit! Water balloons also make a fun activity as kids can stay cool, without having to go into the pool!
Other ideas are ride on toys, a sprinkler or an art section.
Goody Bags for a Pool Party
If you are planning a birthday pool party, a reusable goody bag gift is a great choice. Beach balls (these ones are my favorite in bulk) or rubber ducks can be used at the party and go home with your guests! Bubble wands also make colorful decorations that you can send home with your guests after the party! You can get them in bulk here!
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Although you are in full swing with a summer pool party, keep this post on winterizing an above ground pool for fall!