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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 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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!

Swim rings

Large pool floats

Swimming masks or nose plugs

Water guns

Water balloons




Beach balls

Beach towels

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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Party Ideas

Candy Buffet

Goody Bags

Party Favors

Birthday Activities
Party Activities

Sidewalk Chalk

Water Balloons

35 Minute to Win It Games

We are always looking for affordable, new and creative ideas! 

If you have a unique or favorite idea for kids party favors, food, party invitations, decorations, treasure hunt games, birthday party group games, happy birthday wishes, birthday themes or kids birthday party places share them with us! 

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