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Children's Poolside Birthday Party

One of the great things about celebrating a kids birthday in the summer are the pool party themes you're able to use. Favorite poolside foods, drinks, and activities are destined to make a big splash with the kids this summer. Decorate with bright colors and pool themed images to keep decor simple and functional to create a festive pool party space.

Some Pool Party Planning Tips

It's always a good idea to keep decorations easy and minimal when planning a pool party. Keep in mind that water is flying everywhere with the kiddies swimming, jumping and splashing around.

To add some special birthday flair to the party without going to decor crazy, I used Gywnn Wasson Design's poolside printables. The decorative bunting, cucpcake wrappers, popcorn holders and place cards liven up the party scene with little effort, but with a big impact.

Rather than hanging the bunting along a wall or fence I opted instead to use it around the little tables I set up for displaying all the party food. Popcorn and cupcakes got an extra special touch added to them as well.

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  • Cotton Candy Cupcakes will make a big splash with your little swimmers at this fun birthday pool party. The summer heat can ruin a beautifully decorated cupcake, so put away the frosting and reach for the cotton candy instead.

  • Decorative bunting you can print right at home makes decorating for your pool party simple and festive.

  • Popcorn is a great poolside snack, and served in DIY popcorn cones they make enjoying the snack easy and they're a fun birthday party treat for everyone.

  • Poolside buffet tables decorated with party printables add a big impact with little effort.

  • Pool party games keep everyone active, and who doesn't like a friendly game of dodgeball? Introduce your party guests to an exciting game of pool party dodge ball.

  • Finger foods like sausage rolls make eating mess free and enjoyable for everyone. These fries and rolls are semi-homemade and super easy to put together.

  • Swimming is thirsty work, iced drinks like this Twizzler infused lemonade will have the kiddies reaching for their glasses.

  • With an easy to make party menu, bright printables and the summer sunshine -- this pool party will please both you and your little swimmers.

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