Pool Party Games for Adults

Most adults are happy to lounge around the pool chatting with friends, cocktail in hand. But, any of these pool party games for adults will get them off the towels and into the water.


Competitive Games

It doesn't matter if it's a quick round of dodge ball or a serious game of water polo, just get in the pool and play ball.

Divide guests into teams and let them know there is a prize to win such as the losing team makes and serves drinks for the rest of the party.

If you have a net, water volleyball is always a good choice!

 

Floating Casino

Okay, this one is easy. Buy a floating casino, find a comfortable place to float and start rolling the dice. There's nothing like playing blackjack while beating the heat of summer by lounging in the pool. If card or dice games aren't up your ally, try a drinking game like pool beer pong - just drink responsibly!

 

Wet T-Shirt Contest

It's not really that kind of contest. This pool party game for the older crowd is fun, easy and not risque enough to have guests balking at joining in the game.

How to Play:

You'll need two teams and two large t-shirts. Each team forms a line at one end of the pool. The first person in line puts on the shirt and swims to the other end of the pool and back, takes off the shirt and passes it to the next player who repeats the steps.

The first team to have everyone swim across the pool (no kicking off the sides allowed!) in the wet t-shirt wins!

 

Water Fights

Chicken fights bring back memories of teen summers, but now that you're older try something a bit more mature, please! We're all about bringing Wipe Out to the pool.

Divide into pairs - one team member puts the other on his/her shoulders and battles it out with the other team. The trick is you can't use your hands - only sponge tubes. Take turns battling it out and the one left standing wins. This is a great arm workout, ladies!

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