Children’s birthday parties are an exciting time. Kids look forward to these parties and are excited to include friends and family. A swimming pool is a fun location for a party because it has built in activities for the kids. There are a wide variety of games and activities you can integrate into a swimming pool party to make it fun for everyone.
The key to making swimming pool parties fun for children is having lots of toys. There are many different toys you can purchase. Many are available at party or dollar stores for low prices. Beach balls and smaller inflatable balls are fun for swimming pool games. A basketball net can quickly get a game started. Rubber ducks are available in different styles. You can purchase a variety of ducks and have the children play a matching game. The child who finds the most matching ducks is the winner.
Children love giveaways like leis, colored sunglasses, flip flop keychains, hula skirts, hats, pool-themed tattoos, water guns, squirting fish toys and fun-shaped plastic cups. Pool toys are available in many different styles which you can match to your party theme. You can find animal toys like penguins, ducks, turtles, fish, dolphins, lobsters, crabs, octopuses, monkeys, starfish and flamingoes. Other toy ideas include patriotic toys, smiley faces, glow sticks, temporary tattoos and plastic cups. You can integrate these into to gift bags or pass them out as prizes for winners of swimming pool games.
A birthday party isn’t complete without a cake or cupcakes. There are a wide variety of cake decorations and cupcake toppers that will fit in with a swimming pool party theme. There are edible and inedible toppers. Edible toppers are often made of candy or marzipan. Look at party stores and online for fun ideas. Some include palm trees, flamingoes, plastic umbrellas, flip flops, sunglasses, watermelons or ice cream cones.
Safety is a priority any time children are around a swimming pool. Children who can’t swim well should wear life jackets that fit correctly. Life jackets and floats are not an effective substitute for good supervision. Several adults who are strong swimmers should monitor the swimmers at all times. The monitors should be sober and attentive. At least one person should be trained in CPR and resuscitation in case of an accident.