During the summer, there is nothing better than jumping in the pool. An epic pool party brings tons of fun for you and your kid. It does not matter whether you have a kiddie pool and an Olympic-sized pool. Here are a few tips to help you throw the ultimate pool party bash for your kid.

Jellyfish Lanterns

Create jellyfish decorations out of colorful paper lanterns. Enlist your kid to help, so that they can add their personal touch to their party. These whimsical creatures are bound to be a hit with everyone.

Beach Ball Garland

Make beach ball garland out of styrofoam balls, string, and paint! This is potentially an excellent way to save money (especially if you have a lot of beach balls, to begin with) and is no doubt highly unique.

DIY Photobooth

Create a DIY photobooth by hanging a tablecloth on the wall. Have summer props ready so that everyone can get creative. Check out the dollar section of stores as they usually have summer toys and photo props at a significant discount.

Snow Cone Cupcakes

Unsure about serving ice cream or cake? Make snow cone cupcakes! Bake the cupcake as you usually would using your favorite homemade recipe or box. Frost the cupcake with a thin layer of vanilla icing before pouring on sanding sugar. The best colors to use are red, teal, and yellow as they closely resemble snow cones, but feel free to use your child’s favorite colors.


From donuts to unicorns, pool inflatables come in many unique sizes and shapes. Use them as decor or even as the main attraction. Inflatable water slides are great for summer bashes! An inflatable water slide is sure to get the kids excited before they also hop in the pool! (Affliate Link)

Sand Dollar Cookies

Nothing screams summer more than sand dollars. Create this treat using your favorite snickerdoodle recipe. Before putting your cookies in the oven, place five sliced almonds on top in the shape of a star.

Healthy Snack Options

It is essential for kids to stay hydrated while running around on hot summer days. Provide healthy snack options such as celery, cucumber slices, grape tomatoes, pineapple, strawberries, and watermelon. Fruits and vegetables are excellent snack choices as they are satisfying and nutritious! In this same train of thought, be sure to keep germs at bay by providing ways for kids to keep clean conveniently.

Mermaid-Themed Table

Set up the table in a mermaid-style theme. Add seashells, mermaid cutouts, and glitter on a light blue tablecloth. Guests will not mind hopping out of the water and stepping on dry land with this impressive set-up. And if you want your guest to really feel the magic, you could go as far as to hire mermaid entertainers to help the kids feel like they’re in a Disney movie.

Classic Pool Party Games

You cannot go wrong with providing game options such as Marco-Polo, cannon-ball competitions, and sharks and minnows. These classic games are a hit for children of all ages, however, be sure that your pool is deep enough for cannon-balls and diving before having any competitions.

Balloons in the Pool

Give your pool a pop of color by throwing balloons in the water. Learning some basic balloon animals could be helpful, or you could hire a balloon artist to help entertain! It is a simple and affordable way to decorate your pool without buying a bunch of pool toys. The guests will have a blast playing with the balloons, and they even can take one home!

Safety Equipment

While it may not be the most fun part, having the proper safety equipment for the pool means that you won’t have to worry about a disaster ruining the party. Robert Allen Pool and Spas recommends having at least life rings, a first aid kit, and markers for your pool depth. Having those nearby will allow you to react quickly if needed.

There are many ways to throw the ultimate pool party as a pool party does not have to cost an arm and a leg. Your kid and their guests will enjoy a well-planned party, filled with summer fun.

By learning to make balloon animals is an easy and rewarding skill to develop. Having a balloon artist at your party is a great benefit seeing as they can help show your guests how to make their favorite animals and they’ll have something unique to take home. See how you can hire a balloon artist for your next event here!


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How to Throw the Ultimate Pool Party Bash for Your Kid

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