Exciting Pool Party Ideas for the Summer

Summer coming around can feel overwhelming as you realize that the kids are here to stay. Of course, having everyone at home is exciting, but finding activities to entertain them throughout the thick of summer can feel stressful. However, if you have a pool, you are in luck! The best part is that these exciting pool party ideas for the summer are kid- and adult-friendly, so feel free to invite your friends.

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Once you know that your pool is ready for the summer, you’re likely itching to open it up to friends and family. To kick off the first party of the season, start with a bang. Add fun decorations, like balloons, arches, beach balls, and pool noodles. These eye-catching embellishments take your pool party to the next level.

Try to also add some functional yet flavorful decor like poolside umbrellas to offer shade when your kids want to rest. 


Rather than sending a text or telling someone in person, you can make your pool party more personal and send invitations. The easiest way to do this that doesn’t sacrifice creativity is by mailing e-invites. There are so many cute and attention-grabbing templates online for you to use.

Juice Cart

The adults and kids will love to see a beverage cart filled with juices, sodas, and water to hydrate themselves during the party. To make it more noticeable, you can even add inflatable palm tree blow-ups beside the cart to draw in the eyes of your guests.

Kids vs. Adults

You can play so many games in the pool, and a popular favorite is volleyball or Marco Polo. Consider proposing a game that pits the kids against the adults to see who wins! Everyone loves a little healthy competition; this is an exciting pool party idea for the summer that everyone can enjoy.

Fanciful Favors

No party is complete without sending your guest off with a memorable party favor. You can get as creative as you would like with this. Consider purchasing bucket pails of various hues and adding fun trinkets that relate to the party. For example, you can put mini volleyball keychains to remind everyone of the fun game they played. You may also add some candies, sodas, stickers, and toys.

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