In the summer months we always find it hard to extract the children from the pool, so a pool party is always an enjoyable option. For this party we created a carved shark watermelon, beach ball cake pops, mini pavlova swimming pools and a pool styled birthday cake.
For a different type of favour bag, we created small pools from plastic storage containers, filled them with goodies and topped them with a swimmer and umbrellas. A range of printable items were created and are free to download.
A great day overall, a pool party is a must over summer.
Mini Pavlova Pools and beach ball cake pops graced the dessert table. Mini Pavlovas have to be one of the easiest items to make, we used store bought pavlova shells then filled them with whipped cream with a touch of blue food colouring. We decorated cake pops with simple edible glitter and topped with a silver ball. The cake pops were placed in a styrofoam holder covered with blue celephane and a printable boarder.
Fresh fruit is always great for a party and we loved this carved shark with a mouth full of fresh fruit skewers and an old barbie doll with some red syrup on the legs for good measure. The eyes were also simple with olives and tooth picks.
Cup cakes are a must have and are always devoured, we includes some life savers in the spirit of a pool party and some blue jelly cups.
Pool Party Birthday Cake
Our birthday cake was also pool inspired and was simple to make with a garden of crushed chocolate ripple biscuits and coloured gel for the pool. These were topped with some pool sun lounges made from royal icing, palm trees, umbrellas and flowers.
Pool Party Decorating Ideas
As this party was mostly outdoors we tried to refrain on the indoors, just a nice water image table cloth and lots of balloons.
Pool Party Favours DIY
I like to get creative with party favour's and this one was quite simple but very effective. We purchased small blue plastic containers that were filled with goodies and covered with blue cellephane. We added a thank you card, a swimmer and a couple of umbrellas, The thank you cards and swimmers are available as a free down load.
Pool Party Games
Most of our games revolved around novelty pool races including races while sitting in rings or on kick boards. We did have a number of team relays and you can download our team selection cards here. These were laminated and used to create teams . We included one treasure hunt using water proof items and making it slightly harder by naming some of the pieces.
Pool Party Free Printable products
We have created a range of printable products for this party that are available as a free download. We had a lot of fun at our pool party and it is a very easy option for summer birthdays