Summer! Yes! Host an easy pool party with these simple ideas! It really does not need to be complicated.
Most kids love to splash in the water and this party will provide lots of that!
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A. Pool Party Essentials
What do you really need to host the most amazing pool party?
I’d say a pool and some fabulous friends!
The pool does not have to be big either especially for small kids.
1. Awesome Pools
This cool Water Park in your backyard will provide hours of fun! Set it up and let the fun begin!
Fabulous features: two slides, two basket ball hoops, water cannon, water sprinklers to keep you cool.
If your guests are tiny then this cute pool with a slide would be so much fun for them!
This little water park has it all. A slide, ring toss game, sprinklers and two pools.
This pool provides lots of space for swimmers. It is 32 x 16 and comes with a sand filter and saltwater pump system. You’ll also receive a ladder,cover and a maintenance kit!
2. Invitations to Send to Your Fabulous Friends
Who Else Likes to Splash in the Water? Mermaid! Check out also AWESOME MERMAID PARTY IDEAS.
B. Other Stuff to Make Your Pool Party Splashing Fun
Everybody likes to snack at parties! I searched for some healthy and tasty snacks and for some not so healthy but super yummy!
a. Bear Snacks
Just look at these adorable Teddy Graham Bears in Swim Rings!
All you need is Teddy Grahams, circle candy (e.g. soft lifesavers) and frosting.
I made simple powdered sugar frosting with water and food coloring. Just add water to the sugar to get the desired consistency. Drop some food coloring stir and decorate.
b. Submarine Sandwiches from Hostess with the Mostess
These sandwiches make a great snack or lunch for the pool party. They look pretty cool with the bendable straw.
Who could resist the Twizzler Pool Noodles!
d. Banana Splits on a Stick from Frugal Coupon Living
This brilliant snack idea from Frugal Coupon Living is going to be a hit! Make a lot of them, they will go fast!
These are super easy to make! 4 ingredients and a couple of minutes of your time!
f. Other Easy Snacks
- Fruit salad in little cups
- Carrot sticks in a cup with dip
- Sun Chips
- Anything round like cheese puffs, gum balls, healthy energy balls to be served as “beach balls”.
- Shark Gummies
- Onion Rings
- Candy roll ups (served as towels)
2. Easy Pool Party Games
a. Treasure Hunt
Throw some coins or dive rings in the pool and have the kids go find them. I bet they will like this game! If coins are a no-no in your pool then please don’t do it :).
b. Pool Noodle Race
Sit on the pool noodle and race from one side of the pool to the other.
c. Ping Pong Points
You’ll need lots of ping pong balls for this one. Write numbers on the balls for “points”. The teams or individual players will try to get as many balls and points as possible.
You could also draw dots of various colors and then the swimmers need to find certain colors.
d. Obstacle Course
Hula hoops anchored with something heavy (that does not damage the pool).
Or fill the hoop with water and wrap a foot long piece of a pool noodle around it to keep it from sinking.
The swimmers swim through the hoops. Maybe you could add some other things too like the sponge ball toss and finding an item such as a dive ring.
e. Sponge Balls
Make these awesome sponge balls and play various games with them such as
- dodge ball
- toss in the bucket
- Swim Rings
- Dessert Shaped Floaties
- Water Toys
- Beach Balls
- Flip Flops
- Balloon Arch over the Pool
- Pool Noodle Garland from Create Craft Love
4. Sunscreen and Towel Station
Get some extra towels and sunscreen and place them in buckets or baskets for those who need them.
Play your kids favorite summer music and get the party started
C. Relax After the Party
This kiddie pool lounge from Ideas 2 Live 4 is super clever. It would be so awesome to relax in it after the pool party!
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