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Pool Party Birthday

Updated on September 27, 2014

A Pool Party is So Easy!

A pool party is a great and easy way to celebrate your child's birthday without a lot of work. You can have a pool party even if your child was born in the winter. My son has a January birthday, and we always struggled to find an affordable, fun place to have his party. For his 8th birthday, we found a lovely indoor pool at a convent that was rarely used. We didn't have to pay to rent out the pool, we just paid $3 for each child to attend. We rented the snack bar for an extra $25 and had several of his friends. We didn't have to plan games or activities--the kids just enjoyed the pool and each other. There are so many places to have your party--the local YMCA, outdoor pools, water parks. The possibilities are endless. Why not plan a pool party for your child this coming birthday!

Party Activities

This part is easy!

The pool party is so easy because your main activity is automatic! Let the kids swim and play in the pool! You can plan some water games if you'd like some structure. Possible ideas for games include water volleyball, blowing ping pong balls across the pool, diving for pennies, and relay races. Bring some pool toys and diving sticks for the party guests to use. We didn't plan a lot of activities, because the kids just wanted to spend their free time in the pool.

Make a Fun Cake to fit the Theme

This Under the Sea Cake is so easy!

I found easy directions to make an "Under the Sea Cake" at Family Fun. This cake was perfect for our pool party. You too can make this easy cake by following the directions found here:

Under the Sea Cake

Save some time for Cake and Presents!

Because we had a winter pool party at an indoor pool, we moved to the adjacent snack bar for cake and ice cream and presents. We spent an hour and a half in the pool, then everyone got dressed for cake and ice cream. The kids had a great time. If you want, you can also serve some simple snacks to go with your cake. If you have an outdoor party in the summer, you may have more flexibility in serving snacks and cake. Most indoor pools do not allow food in the pool room, so we had to work around this.

Swimways 3 in 1 Pool Party Game Combo
Swimways 3 in 1 Pool Party Game Combo

Make your party planning simple with this game pack. Easy entertainment!

 

Pool Party Favors

Gather some fun pool related party favors to send home with your guests.

With 7 kids, I am always looking for easy, fun party ideas. I'd love to hear about your parties or your comments about mine!

What will your next party be?

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      weirdproduct 5 years ago

      Great lens. This is a great idea. In fact we just did this very thing for my son's 7th birthday. No pressure to entertain all those kids, and we didn't have to worry about having them all in our house.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i need the address

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      lillygordon 5 years ago

      Love your ideas, very helpful.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Where did you have this party at?

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      pheonix76 6 years ago from WNY

      This is a great idea and most kids absolutely love swimming. :) Thanks for sharing.

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      bakergirl9 6 years ago

      i like the lens i like pool party i can have one friend over but it's hard because my birthday on thanksgiving week

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      this is a great idea for a birthday party

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      accfuller 6 years ago

      Really nice lens! Growing up, I was very lucky ... birthday in August, and a big in-ground pool in my back yard! I had never thought about possibilities for other times of the year - thanks!

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      accfuller 6 years ago

      Really nice lens! Growing up, I was very lucky ... birthday in August, and a big in-ground pool in my back yard! I had never thought about possibilities for other times of the year - thanks!

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      accfuller 6 years ago

      Really nice lens! Growing up, I was very lucky ... birthday in August, and a big in-ground pool in my back yard! I had never thought about possibilities for other times of the year - thanks!

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      accfuller 6 years ago

      Really nice lens! Growing up, I was very lucky ... birthday in August, and a big in-ground pool in my back yard! I had never thought about possibilities for other times of the year - thanks!

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      accfuller 6 years ago

      Really nice lens! Growing up, I was very lucky ... birthday in August, and a big in-ground pool in my back yard! I had never thought about possibilities for other times of the year - thanks!

    • accfuller profile image

      accfuller 6 years ago

      Really nice lens! Growing up, I was very lucky ... birthday in August, and a big in-ground pool in my back yard! I had never thought about possibilities for other times of the year - thanks!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      The smiles here tell the whole story of a wonderful time for a pool party birthday, fun for everyone!

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      RealityTV LM 7 years ago

      Pool parties were my kids favorite kind of party when they were teens...

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I think most kids love to go swimming, this is a great idea for a birthday party! Love it!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Pool parties are always great! I love you cake and suggestions!

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      gravityx9 7 years ago

      RETWEETED AND A BIG THUMBS UP!

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      gravityx9 7 years ago

      Super Lens! I have added a link to my Summer Time Fun lens, too!

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      blessedmomto7 7 years ago

      @Janet2221: Thanks for featuring this on your blog!

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      Janet2221 7 years ago

      This lens has been featured on the Kid's Birhday Party Club blog today!

      http://www.kids-birthday-party-club.com/?p=151

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      pool parties are great fun!

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      Mary 7 years ago from Chicago area

      We had lots of pool parties for our kids when they were younger & loved them! All the classmates looked forward to these parties. Pool let them be active but also social...without the hassle of planning activities, as you said. As a music nut I had fun making a water/tropical themed soundtrack, too :]

      Favoriting and lensrolling this to squidoo.com/down-with-goodie-bags

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      What a great way to have fun and give the children plenty to do!

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      blessedmomto7 7 years ago

      @TreasuresBrenda: You are welcome to add your party ideas to the list! Thanks.

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      BuckHawkcenter 7 years ago

      Believe it or not, for my daughter's 8th birthday, we took six little girls to a museum! They loved it and we all got to see some very cool things! But love your pool party idea.

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Great lens. You are right, a pool is just so much fun on its own, no other entertainment is needed.

      P.S. Did you mean for us to add our party ideas to your list? I wasn't sure.

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      Janet2221 7 years ago

      Great ideas for hosting a Pool party in the winter months. Your birthday cake looks delicious. Good luck in the 100 Facebook Fans Challenge Contest! :)

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