Swimming Pool Party Ideas for Teenagers

A swimming pool is a great place for a party for children, teenagers and adults. If you are planning a party for teenagers, remember they aren’t children and will want a party that is tailored to their age group. Casual parties are often the best choice for teens. They like to socialize and won’t want a lot of structure. They don’t tend to be as interested in childish games like scavenger hunts. However, they do tend to like active sports in pools. A game of swimming pool volleyball is usually a big hit. Pool volleyball nets are typically inexpensive and simple to set up. You’ll want to have multiple balls just in case one happens to get lost.

Teenagers in the poolAnother fun game for teenagers is diving for coins, poker chips or some other prize in the swimming pool. The players have to dive as quickly as possible and collect as many pieces as possible. Have prizes for the winners such as t-shirts, sunglasses, hats or other summer items. Another time-tested game is a greased watermelon. Oil the watermelon up with petroleum jelly or vegetable oil and throw it in the swimming pool. The players can try to get capture the watermelon, which will be difficult due to the slickness.

If you have the budget, consider getting plain t-shirts for the teenagers. Then, buy permanent markers and encourage them to sign one another’s shirts. This makes a great souvenir for birthdays, graduations and other occasions. Buy markers in a lot of different colors so that kids can decorate elaborately.

Always keep a close eye on teenagers at swimming pool parties. There is always a chance that one will try to bring alcohol or other illegal substances to gatherings. It’s probably best not to serve alcohol to adults either. Teenagers are experts at sneaking drinks when no one is looking. Alcohol can lead to serious accidents in swimming pools so take extra steps to keep it out of the area. You’ll also need to carefully monitor horseplay in the swimming pool. Teenager games can quickly get out of hand and someone could get injured. Have multiple adults attend the party and take turns monitoring the teenagers. This will ensure safety and fun for everyone in the swimming pool.

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  • Don Reinhard on December 28th, 2013

    I’ve never heard of the capture the greased watermelon game, it sounds like it could be pretty funny to watch. Thanks for the idea!

    • Maggie on December 30th, 2013

      A greased watermelon can be a lot of fun, but remember safety first!

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