Pool Birthday Party
This is a lovely party theme for those who are celebrating a summer birthday. If you are fortunate enough to have a swimming pool in your back yard, a lot of your prep work is already done for you. If you do not own a pool, do not think that you cannot throw a pool party for your child. Small wading pools scattered around your yard will be just as enjoyable for small guests, and in many cases, much safer for them.
Make a Water Slide
Kids will greatly enjoy a water slide. You may already own a pre-made water slide, (product name Slip n Slide) but if not, you can fashion a fine one out of a plastic tarp and a water hose. Place the hose so that the water runs down it in an even stream, and let your guests have fun!
Pool Party Decorations
Decorations for a pool party can be inflatable palm trees, or palm trees drawn on sturdy cardboard, painted, and cut out. Balloons and streamers in summer colours, beach balls, and paper flowers in tropical colours can all be a part of the pool party decor.
Pool Party Games
A fun activity for guests when they are tired of water play is Find the Flip Flop. Purchase an inexpensive pair of flip-flops for everyone who will be coming to the party. Hide one of each pair somewhere in your yard, and let the children search for the flip-flop that matches the one they have. Once they find the other shoe, the flip-flops are theirs to take home with them. Another fun activity is bobbing for flip flops, similar to the popular party game of bobbing for apples. Whoever manages to grab a flip-flop with their teeth receives a small prize.