Start the party off in style with personalized invitations that complement your pool and swimming party theme. Other fun invitation ideas for a pool party theme include squirt guns, water slides, beach buckets, swimming suits, mermaids, fish, sunglasses and flip flops.
You can either host the party at a local indoor or outdoor pool or at your own house if you have a pool in your yard. For games in the pool, let the kids race using floating noodles or kick boards. Make it more of a challenge by placing someone in the middle of the pool as the "shark" who tries to catch the "minnows" swimming across the pool in the classic game of "sharks and minnows". For example, if a player calls out "Alligator!" another player must imitate an alligator while jumping into the pool. For older kids, go "pool jousting" by setting kids afloat in rafts, armed with noodles. Some pools provide a separate party room for the cake-and-presents portion of the party. Serve tropical beach foods like bananas, oranges, and coconuts along with fruit juice boxes, lemonade, and popsicles, as well as goldfish crackers for a theme food that adds variety to their exciting pool party!
One of the beauties of having a swimming pool is the opportunity to always throw a pool party! First and foremost always make certain your pool is clean and swim-ready. Make certain chairs and tables are a safe distance away from the swimming pool so they don't accidentally slip into the pool. We don't recommend serving alcoholic drinks at your party, especially if people will want to go swimming. Drinking and swimming simply don't mix. If someone does get drunk, don't let them go swimming until they're sober.