Summer means pool party season! Make sure you’re planning an outdoor fest your guests will never forget! Choosing a theme for your summer pool party can make the event more memorable; it’s easy to organize pool games and activities around a theme. From the food to the décor, there are several ways to make your pool party a standout event. Here are three fun summer pool party themes to help you plan your event:
The next summer Olympics may be a few years away but you can still honor the spirit of the games with an Olympics-themed pool party. Serve cupcakes and snacks in the colors of the Olympic rings (blue, black, red, yellow and green). Send out themed invitations with the rings or flags of your favorite country. Encourage guests to compete in “pool Olympics” games where they can team up to compete for prizes or medals. Have a few guests sign up to be part of a judging panel so you can host tournaments and keep track of scores. This can be a fun event for all ages.
A Hawaiian luau or Polynesian theme is a great match for summer parties and can be a fun theme when hosting a party far from any exotic island or beach. On your palm tree-shaped invitation, encourage guests to wear Hawaiian print shirts and retro bathing suits. Set up picnic tables around the pool with tiki torches around them and hand out leis as guests arrive. Don’t forget a beach (sandbox) for the kids! A buffet table with platters of tropical fruit and barbecued foods will complement the theme. Traditional luau music will set the mood for your tropical backyard retreat.
Pick one or a few of your favorite superheroes and find inflatable dolls or balloons of each character. Decorate with party supplies in the superhero’s outfit colors. You could also make or order a cake shaped like a superhero character, or set up a cupcake stand with superhero character cake toppers. Design “towel capes” for guests by using iron-on transfers or sewing a patch onto towels in different colors. Set up a superhero treasure hunt or an obstacle course for guests to show off their “superhero skills” during the party.
Content by Sabah Karimi.