If you are celebrating a birthday or other special event in the summer, one of the best places to hold your event is at the pool. If you have a backyard pool, it makes it even easier to plan the party, but even if you want to utilize the community pool for your event, your event will still be an instant hit. Having a pool party is the ideal party for people of all ages and there are a wide variety of things you can do to make the party special. From arranging pool party tickets to game ideas, here are a few tips to help you host an amazing pool party.
Pool Party Invitations
When creating the invitations, design them to look like pool party tickets. The details of the party can be included on the back of the ticket and the front of the ticket can include the name of the community pool. Be sure to include the words "admit one" on the front of the ticket, especially if you are paying the admission fee for your guests, some community pools offer group discounts or special fees for parties, so be sure to ask about specials.
Pool Party Decorations
When choosing the decorations for your pool party, make sure to select plenty of colorful balloons, beach balls and noodles. If you are holding the party at a community pool, be sure to ask about restrictions on decorations. A fun idea is to use clean beach shovels as scoops for ice, ice cream or potato salad and Frisbees can be used as platters for fruits, veggies and sandwich meats. If the party is at night, consider using paper lanterns for the lights.
Pool Party Favors
There are a lot of great pool related items you can use for the favors, such as:
- Beach balls
- Sun screen
- Chap Stick
- Flip flops
- Beach towel
Pool Party Games
There is virtually an endless amount of options when it comes to the games you can play at a pool party. One fun way to keep guests in the water during your pool party is to use your computer and printer to make pool party tickets and place them in a waterproof baggie to toss in the pool and whoever gets the most tickets wins a prize. Swim races is also a great way to encourage a little competition and whoever wins the race wins the prize. For games and activities outside of the pool, consider having a limbo contests or water gun fights.
Since most people will be swimming, it's best to keep the food you serve on the lighter side, such as finger sandwiches, veggies, fruit and popsicles. Be sure to have plenty of water for your guests, especially if the party is being held during the afternoon when the sun is at its hottest.