Plan your next party around your swimming pool, and it’ll be sure to be a success! Pool parties are a longstanding summer tradition around the world, and there’s no better way to beat the heat and enjoy your company than to take a dip in the pool!
When decorating for a pool party, remember that the swimming pool is front and center. Decorate the deck area according to your party theme, and serve treats on tables near the pool. Finger foods are great for pool parties, so things like vegetable trays or chips and salsa are very popular. Barbecues also great with a pool party, so break out the grill and cook up some fun!
If your pool is large enough you can have races to see who can get from one end of the pool the fastest. Give medals to the person who wins the most, to commemorate their victory. Water basketball is also a popular activity for kids and adults alike. You can also do diving games, to see who can dive the best. It’ll be a splash!
Outside of the pool, keep your guests entertained with activities. If it’s sunny out, a water balloon war can be a fun way to spend the afternoon, and kids just love throwing water balloons at each other.
Try a balloon toss competition! Have guests pair off, and give each pair a water balloon. Have them toss the balloon to each other, taking a step backward after each successful catch. The team that gets the furthest apart before their balloon bursts is the winner!
Send each guest home with a gift, to let them know you appreciate them coming. Purchase some small plastic tubes and let guests fill them with colored sand so they can have their own customized sand art tube. Be careful not to spill!