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Throw The Best Birthday Pool Party Ever!

 A big part of the season’s celebration are the exciting swimming pool birthday parties, geared towards kids but equally fun for adults. As a parents you probably enjoy planning summer parties for kids as a reward after a lengthy school year – bribing them to keep up the good work! The team at Your local…

 A big part of the season’s celebration are the exciting swimming pool birthday parties, geared towards kids but equally fun for adults. As a parents you probably enjoy planning summer parties for kids as a reward after a lengthy school year – bribing them to keep up the good work! The team at Your local pool contractor wishes for you and your kids to have an exciting summer. So we’ve come up with a few tips that might help you with planning the perfect pool party. Check them out these amazing ideas from Birthday in a Box below!

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Tips for Planning a Pool Party

Start with the basics! Decide which guests you want to attend the party and stay true to your list. Ensure that you also have enough adults on the guest list to monitor the number of kids you plan to invite. It’s always best to send your invitations three to two weeks in advance so that your guests can prepare gifts and make the necessary arrangements. You can go with the old school method of sending your invites using postal mail or you can do so creatively through graphic messages, though most kids tend to prefer a colourful card. Next, hit up the supermarket! Be sure to get enough supplies (napkins, plates, party hats etc.) for your guests. You’ll also want to prepare your pool a few days before the party and ensure that the water is clear and balanced.

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3 Fun Pool Party Games To Set Your Party Off Right

There are a number of fun pool games that you can plan for your guests. These include:

1. Whirlpool

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HOW TO PLAY:

  1. Tell players to get in the pool and line up in a single-file line along the edge of the pool.
  2. First, tell the players to walk around the edge of the pool.
  3. After about 30 seconds of walking, tell them to jog around the edge of the pool.
  4. After about 30 seconds of jogging, tell them to start running. By this point, there should be a strong current pulling them along.
  5. Tell the players to stop and walk in the other direction. It’ll be almost impossible to move against the current!

PRO TIP:

The more players you’ve got, the stronger the whirlpool. This is a great party game!

2. Basketball and Volleyball

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WHAT YOU NEED IN YOUR POOL:

  • A volleyball or a basketball
  • A net or a hoop

HOW TO PLAY:

Whether it’s one-on-one or you’re playing on a team, basketball and volleyball are even more fun when you play in the pool. The best part is that your games can be as organized (or not) as you want. Divide into teams and keep score, or just have fun hitting the ball and shooting hoops.

Either way, both of these games provide hours of non-stop fun for kids and adults alike.

PRO TIP:

Check with your local pool supply store for volleyball nets and basketball hoops designed for use in the swimming pool.

3. Belly Flop Contest

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HOW TO PLAY:

Each player takes turns doing their most outrageous belly flop into the pool, points can be awarded for style and biggest splash! It’s a ton of fun to play and you don’t need any special equipment for this one (of course having a big belly helps)!

PRO TIP:

Always make sure that a responsible adult is supervising first! Always exercise extreme caution when diving or jumping into the pool.

These are just a few of the games that you can play. Do be afraid to do your research or ask friends and family for recommendations.

Treats for the Party

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Aside from the traditional birthday cake, you’ll also want to ensure that there are other treats for your guest to enjoy. Cupcakes are classic birthday treats that are easy to serve. You may also want to include some healthier snacks such as grapes are apple slices – and don’t worry, if they get in your pool they’ll go straight to the skimmer basket.  Also, in the summer heat, it’s important that you keep your guests hydrated. You can provide them with juice boxes or set up a lemonade or Kool-Aid stall for fun.

Safety Precautions

Last but not least, you’ll want to ensure that you’ll guests are safe, a challenging task for any party host. Provide safety gear and ensure that there are responsible adults around watching the kids during the party.

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You may also want to have a lifeguard nearby if your swimming pool has deep area and put up a “KEEP OUT” sign for smaller kids and set a no diving rule. Also you should consider installing a pool safety camera and assign someone to monitor it – after all, we all know kids will be kids.

Author: Pool Markerter
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