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3 Pool Party Ideas for Your Little One to Host

If you have kids, chances are they love the summer as much as you do. Between the backyard BBQs and trips to the beach, it’s hard to get enough of the warm weather and sunshine. If your little one wants to throw their own pool party, read on for some great pool party ideas to help them with the planning process. You’ll be sure to be the talk of the neighborhood with these fun and easy suggestions!

 Pool at Welk Palm Springs

A good theme

Going for a theme is an easy way to make the party planning flow and sets the tone for the event. Rather than having kids running around in random (and potentially dangerous) swimsuits, picking out an overall look from head to toe helps them feel more comfortable and be more involved in the party. For example, these cute bathing suits for girls are stylish for any theme. Beyond the attire, themes are a fantastic way for kids to get creative and use their imagination. Having a great pool party theme like Underwater Adventure or Candy Land makes it easier for you too—decorating won’t take hours if there’s already some direction. If you have the budget, getting floats in the party theme is an awesome wow factor.

Party favors and decor

Pool parties are usually adult-free affairs, so your little girl won’t need as many decorations as you’d think. Instead, focus on having enough party favors. For a mermaid-themed party, we love everything from seashell necklaces and bracelets to princess crowns and rings. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other options out there! Practical party favors can also be a big hit for little ones. For example, a personalized beach towel for each guest will keep the little ones dry and will get them excited to see their names or faces printed on their own towels. A kid’s water bottle with their name will keep them hydrated throughout the remainder of the party and will be able to go with them wherever a water bottle is needed after.

Look around your local toy store or craft market—you can find adorable pool toys in all shapes and sizes. Water guns and water balloons are always a must when water is involved. For more ideas about decorating for a summer pool party look for inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram.

Good eats and snacks

​​These pool party ideas will go a long way in keeping your little ones happy while they host and play with their friends. What could be better than swimming pools and cool snacks? Some great foods to bring along include watermelon, grapes, cheese cubes, turkey or ham slices, fresh fruits like strawberries and bananas, cookies, or brownies. For lunch, you can have hot dogs or hamburgers cooked on an outdoor grill as well as chips and fruit slices for everyone to enjoy.

Best of luck to all our Little Girls out there who have decided to throw their own pool parties! You may want to refer back to these tips when planning your party so that you know what supplies you’ll need, what games will help bring your theme together, and who your helpers should be. Have fun swimming with your friends in summer’s extra warm water.

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