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Pool Party Theme Ideas
Fun Swimming Pool Party Ideas for kids!
Use these great ideas to make your next pool party extra special.
Unique ideas for Pool Party invitations, decorations, food, favors, games and activities that will bring the whole pool party theme together quickly and easily!
We've created a whole page just to hold all the pool party games - print them out and keep them handy during the party.
Pool Party Games
Choose the ideas that fit your style and budget and put them together for the perfect party.
Pool Party Invitations
Write party information on beach balls with a black permanent marker and send deflated to guests.
Write pool party information on Frisbees and send to guests - ask them to bring the Frisbees to the party!
Send sunglasses with a colorful tag that has the information for the party.
For a pirate pool party send a treasure map style invitation.
Pool Party Decorations
In the trees outside the party venue hang small blow up swim rings, swim goggles, nose plugs, etc.
Use colorful beach towels for table cloths.
Fill buckets with sand and tie helium balloons to the handles.
Hang fishnets around the edge of the party and fill with shells, crabs and seahorses.
Hang blow-up beach balls around the party area.
Place swim rings around the mailbox or in front of the party venue to tell party guests "This is the place!"
Decorate with palm trees (easy to make by cutting out large green leaves then hang about 20 straight gold or brown ribbon strands from the middle to make a hanging trunk. These can be as tall as you want - just make the ribbons long.)
Pool Party Activities
Make funky flip-flops
Buy cheap flip-flops for each guest. Cut colorful fabric into strips 1 - 1.5 inches x 3 - 4 inches. You'll need about 80 cloth strips per pair of flip-flops. Tie the strips onto the top of the flip-flop - covering the whole top part. Really fun and the kids love them! For complete directions Funky Flip Flops - Party Activity, Craft and Favor
Beach Ball Exchange
Buy enough blow-up beach balls for every guest. Blow them up and let kids autograph each others with permanent markers. Fun activity while presents are being opened or kids are eating.
Pool Party Games
See our Pool Party games page for lots of great ideas for swimming pool games
Party games for ages 7, 8 and 9
Party Games for 5 and 6 year olds
Birthday games for 10, 11 and 12 years old
Teen party ideas for 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 year olds
Pool Party Food Ideas
Hot dogs or hamburgers.
Goldfish crackers served in large conch shells.
Shell pasta with alfredo sauce.
Blue Jell-O with Swedish fish inside. Serve in clear containers.
Sandwiches cut with a fish shaped cookie cutter.
Jell-O jiggles cut into fish, starfish and shell designs with cookie cutters.
Set out a sundae bar where kids can make their own sundaes. Sprinkles, syrups, toppings and fruit.
Taco or Nacho bar.
Let the kids decorate their own BIG cookie or cupcake.
Party Favors for Pool Parties
Pool noodles - find them at the dollar store for cheap!
Large pool floats
Swimming masks or nose plugs
Buckets and shovels - use for goodie bags to hold the party favors
For pirate parties - Temporary tattoos, eye patches, doo rags, or foam swords
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