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Plan a Fun Splish Splash Pool Party

Be sure to have some pool-side fun this summer by planning a pool party to cool down at in the summer heat.

Summer is here and it’s time to get into that swimsuit and have a fun pool party! There’s no better way to enjoy a hot summer day than lounging around by the pool. And we’re certain your friends and family will agree. So call everyone and tell them to come on over for a fun in the sun, poolside.

Planning a pool party is probably a simpler party you can throw together at a moment’s notice. Since the focal point of the party will actually be the pool, just build on that theme for a good time outdoors. 

We found a few easy ideas you can incorporate in your summer pool party with out a hitch!

Water Fun in the Sun

The pool shouldn’t be the only thing filled with water! If you got kids at your pool party (or adults who’re just as fun!), tons of laughs will ensue if you’ve got water balloons ready.

pool party ideas with water balloons

We love this idea from The Sweet Occasion.

Decorate With Beach Balls

You may be at the pool but that doesn’t you can’t imagine you’re at the beach! We love And Everything Sweet’s decorations at their pool party with beach balls.

pool party decor with beach balls

Display many beach balls through your pool party décor to bring the sandy beach feel to your party.

Make a Paper Umbrella Wreath

We love the cocktail umbrella wreath featured here for a fun and festive way to greet guests at your front door before they hit the pool.

pool party ideas with umbrella wreath

Check the tips on how to recreate this for your home. 

DIY Your Own Cabana

If your yard is big enough, create your own DIY vintage cabanas like featured on Pretend, Party and Play.

pool party cabana idea

This will give guests little nooks to have fun group conversations away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the party. 

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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