Make a Splash with these DIY Pool Party Ideas

You are never too old to have a pool party, especially with all the hot summer days that we've been experiencing here in NYC. Check out these great DIY pool party ideas that are sure to keep you cool and confident for the rest of summer.

When the weather is hot and the sun is beating down on us, there is no where else we’d rather be than relaxing inside a pool (preferably with a cocktail in hand). Grab a towel and get together with friends to throw an awesome summer bash by the pool! Jump in the pool this summer and make a SPLASH with these great DIY pool party ideas for all ages! Take a break from work and go have some fun in the sun before it's gone. 


  • All-Fruit Watermelon Pops

    Before all your guests melt from the sweltering sun be sure to serve up some of these delicious fruity watermelon pops. Eating a cold popsicle can be one of the best parts of summer!

  • Beach Umbrella Cupcakes

    Whether you have a mature or a young crowd you want to bake some cupcakes as a pool party treat. The “blue water” icing really makes these cupcakes perfect for the pool and the beach umbrellas add a great final touch.

  • Orange Creamsicle Pina Colada

    Pina Coladas are a great summer drink. The cold pineapple mixed with the frothy coconut gives pina coladas their refreshing taste. This orange creamsicle pina colada is great for a pool party because it will surprise your guests with its tangy falvor!

  • Day at the Beach Summer Cupcakes

    These day at the beach cupcakes look like perfect mini sandcastles. Use your favorite cake mix and some brown food dye to get the sand colored just right. For the texture get some light brown sugar to sprinkle around the top. These cupcakes will make any ordinary pool party feel like a day at the beach!

  • Pool Party Games

    No pool party is complete without some pool games! When you’re little it’s Marco Polo and as you get older the game changes to Chicken. Either way there are pool party games for kids, adults and the entire family.

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  • Pool Party Dodge Ball

    Most people may be a fan of this game outside of the water. Next pool party try transforming this game from land to sea! Luckily dodge ball is a game that most guests will know how to play already.

  • Pool Party Bucket-O-Goodies

    This bucket of goodies is perfect for a child's birthday party. Kids will be busy for hours playing with all these great new pool accessories! When you throw a party it is always nice to hand your guests something special when they leave and this pool party bucket-o-goodies is simple and enjoyable for all.

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