Take full advantage of your investment by decorating and hosting themed gatherings around your pool. Many pool party ideas require little preparation but can create lasting memories!
Beach Party
Use colorful beach towels for tablecloths, seashells as centerpieces, and fill buckets with sand and tie helium balloons to the handles to decorate around the pool. Tie beach balls to your mailbox to let guests know they’re at the right house. Float toy sailboats and beach balls in the pool, play beach music, and organize beach-themed games. Serve classic boardwalk food such as popcorn, snow cones, French fries and hot dogs, or go all out with a shrimp-a-roo, oyster roast or lobster feast.
Hawaiian Luau
One of the most popular pool theme parties, luau decorations are easy to come by. Party stores carry grass table runners, tiki torches, tropical flowers, bamboo accents, leis and more. You and your guests could do the limbo and then form a “conga” line to your favorite song. Serve Hawaiian-themed foods, fresh fruit and colorful, tropical drinks, complete with the little umbrellas.
Movie Night/Game Night
Instead of a drive-in, have a “float-in”! Purchase inflatable lounge chairs, or floats, and move your big-screen television outside or rent one for the evening. Pick a favorite classic or screen “The Little Mermaid,” “Finding Nemo” or even “Jaws.” Poolside is also a great place to watch the Big Game, whether it’s the Super Bowl or the Sweet 16. Set up a “concession stand” and serve popcorn, candy and drinks.
Birthday Party
Make a child’s birthday special with a swim or hot tub party. Create fun invitations on flip-flop or fish-shaped cutouts, or write the party invitation on beach balls and mail them to guests in oversized envelopes. Younger children will enjoy classic pool games like Sharks and Minnows, Marco Polo and cannonball contests, while older boys may prefer a water-gun battle and girls a spa-themed party. And, everyone enjoys a good game of water volleyball or cornhole. Serve light fare such as sliced fruit, half-sandwiches, snack crackers and juice so guests can alternate playing and eating.

Spa and Pool World
3703 Bragg Blvd
Fayetteville, NC 28303 United States