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Use this mini party plan to throw the best Pool Party. Chock full of ideas, this plan includes ideas for a beachy theme, decorations, table setting, favors, and more.

Throw the Best Pool Party with this Mini Party Plan

Summer is in full swing and temps are hot! It’s the perfect time of year to throw a pool party! If you are looking for pool party ideas for kids or adults, look no further. 

I love planning parties and today I’m sharing a Pool Party Mini Party Plan, which will save you hours of party prep.

This mini party plan has everything you need to throw the best pool party. I scoured the Internet and tracked down fun invites, decoration ideas, place settings, kid party favors, and dessert ideas for not one but two fun looks. Read on for all the details to throw the best pool party of the season! 

Only a few steps to plan your pool party:

  • Pick your invite
  • Choose your party style: Pool Blue or Beach Ball?
  • Choose the decor elements you want to add
  • Purchase the coordinating place settings
  • Throwing a kids party? How about adding a fun party favor? I have you covered.
  • Drool over and order desserts

For even more ideas, check out my Pool Party Pinterest Board

Pool Party Invitations

There’s an overwhelming amount of pool party invites on the market, so I’ve curated some favorites that I found will work well with both styled looks I’ve put together for you today.

All of these invites are available as digital files. Some are instant download items, which I’ve noted below. In that case, you won’t be able to change certain design elements, but you do get files instantly. Perfect for you procrastinators!

Some of these shops provide printing services if you don’t want the hassle of getting these printed, though it’s super simple to send out to a local copy shop like Staples, which can print your invites on white card stock.  You can also send your invite digitally.

Pool Party Birthday Party Invites
  1. Splish Splash Birthday Bash Invite from Elva M Design Studio (Instant Download)
  2. Pool Party invite from West Willow
  3. Splish Splash invite from by Dandelion Design (Instant Download)
  4. Splish Splash flag banner invite from Bohemian Woods (Instant Download)
  5. Pool Party Bash invite from Anna Hatcher Design (Instant Download)
  6. Shades of blue Pool Party invite by Sweet Providence (Instant Download)
  7. Splish Splash Pool Party Bash invite by She’s My Tuesday
  8. Beach Ball invite from Nestling Design
  9. Nautical Pool Party invite from Casa Confetti

Pool Blue or Beach Ball Theme Decor?

I couldn’t decide which direction to take from these fun invites so I put together two different looks for you!

The shades of pool blue lends to a classy look.

The beach ball decor is colorful and fun for a daytime affair.

Pool Party Theme Options

Which one do you like best?

Pool Blue Theme Decor 

First up, Pool Blue. Here’s everything you need to pull together a cohesive look for this theme. 

Pool Party Decoration Ideas

Get matching printables

Pool Blue Place Settings

Set a fancy, yet inexpensive, table with these pool blue place setting ideas. Almost all of these items are available at one of my go-to party suppliers, Oriental Trading, so load up your cart and be sure to check for a coupon code or free shipping offer! 

Pool blue Table setting ideas

Update: Note some of these items are no longer available or out of stock, including the table runner, jute bottles, and plates.

Use these tent cards for a personalized place setting

Beach Ball Theme Decor

Beach Ball, you’re up. I’m loving the bright happy colors of this look.  

Beach Ball pool party decor

Update: Note some of these items are no longer available or out of stock, such as the pool party mini banner set.

Beach Ball Table Settings

Ace this table setting with beach ball tabletop items that will surely score you points with your party guests. Once again, I’ve made it easy on ya, with almost all of the items available at Oriental Trading. 

Beach Ball table setting ideas

Pool Party Sweets and Treats

What’s a party without some desserts? These pool party dessert ideas are so fun and will be a hit with your guests.

Be sure to check out lead times for many of these vendors to ensure your party date can be accommodated, or find substitutions at a local bakery. 

pool party dessert ideas

Pool Party Favors for Kids

Send the fun home with these pool party favor ideas for kids. Some one these would look extra special with some personalization. If you have a Cricut or a Silhouette cutting machine, you can add the child’s name in an instant with adhesive vinyl

Pool Party Favor Ideas for Kids

Add a favor tag

Stay Cool Even Without a Pool

Don’t have a pool? No problem. These splash pads, sprinklers, and inflatable pools will keep everyone cool.

Water fun ideas to stay cool in the Summer

I hope these ideas help you plan the best pool party this Summer! Have any questions? Ask away in the comments. 

Happy Planning!

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