The sun is out, the kids are still out of school, and they are definitely looking for some fun. 

Looking for an idea? Try hosting a pool party that is completely kid-friendly!

If you are looking for some inspiration, take a look at our top 6 tips for throwing the best kid’s pool party:


1. Let your kid choose their theme!

Does your kid like mermaids? Pirates? Maybe they do not want an ocean-related theme at all and want it based on their favourite movie.

Whatever they decide allow them the power to choose! And by adding just the right decor to your backyard, you can help make their dream a reality. 


2. Create amazing invitations

It all starts from the beginning! Every party’s first impression comes from the invitations. 

It is always a great idea to make them based on the theme of your party. Allow your child to have some creative control by writing the invitations themselves, choosing the colours, and adding some extra flair stickers and glitter are always fun!


3. Pick the best decorations

From beach balls to lanterns and inflatables decor is one of the most important parts of throwing the best party!

If your kid has a special theme, try getting decorations that complete the look. If they are having a sports theme, getting inflatables in the shapes of basketballs and footballs would be perfect!

Need some ideas? Take a look at some fun kids-themed inflatables!


4. Serve great food

Do not go for just the generic chips and dip, but try to get creative with your food options!

Are you having a tropical theme? You can serve kid-friendly drinks in coconut shells, bake seashell-shaped cookies and have a beach-themed cake.

Food is a big part of any adult party and it is the same for kids!


5. Play games!

We all know how much kids love games! Scheduling in some time for them can make all the difference for whether a party is enjoyable or not. 

Some popular pool games include marco polo, water balloon fights, treasure hunts, and a biggest-splash contest. The convenient part is that most pool games do not require a lot of equipment just a bunch of kids ready to play!

Read our list of the 4 best pool games to play in the summer. 


6. Bring in entertainment 

Games are not the only way you can entertain your guests. There are a number of great ideas to keep the kids occupied! Here are some fun suggestions:

  • Turn up your kid’s favourite songs and let them have a dance party! Choose the right speaker and get started. 
  • When the sun goes down, it is the perfect time to turn on your kid’s favourite film with an inflatable movie screen
  • Increase the excitement by adding a bouncy castle! It will guarantee extra fun.


Summer is always the best time to throw an amazing kid’s pool party! If you are wanting to take it a step further and your pool to fit your family lifestyle, take a look at these 7 family-friendly pool designs your kids will love. If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact us today.