Make a Splash! Throw a Fabulous Summer Swimming Party

Make a Splash! Throw a Fabulous Summer Swimming Party

Make a splash for your little one’s birthday this summer. Host a fun-in-the-sun swimming party! This is actually not that hard to pull together, especially when you see the delightful ideas we found to “get your feet wet,” so to speak. No pool of your own? And no community pool or clubhouse in your neighborhood? Even that little obstacle can be solved. Dive right in. The water’s fine! (*this post contains affiliate links)

Swimming party theme for boy's birthday

1 – Swimming themed party invitations with a cool pool party design from Bella Chi Cards & Favors. Price varies by options selected.

2 – Printable table setting accessories from Paper and Cake’s Poolside Party Collection – entire collection $19.95

3 – Life preserver donuts – found via My Graphico’s MG Party Impressions (image inspiration only, but creative bakers/party hosts out there can simulate these in a snap!)

4 – Customizable pennant banner (found via Social Couture), also from Paper and Cake’s Poolside Party Collection – entire collection $19.95

5 – Inflatable water slide – image from a real party featured on Paper Blog (slide is owned by stylist/hostess Vicky of Party Rite, but can surely be rented)

6 – Themed birthday cake – from a real party planned, hosted, and featured by Goin’ With the Flo (cake credits not provided)

7- Chalkboard treat tins from the Target $1 bin, filled with a beach ball, sidewalk chalk, sunglasses, and a bag of Skittles (real party idea, found via House of Rose); shark party printables from Nellie Design

It’s Summer Swimming Party Time Again!

We’re diving back into summer party planning with more fun pooltime ideas to celebrate with. We’ve gathered the cutest pool party invites (including ones with unicorns and mermaids), yummy buffet table bites, and swimming-themed favor ideas! (*this post update contains affiliate links)

Invites to a Splashing Good Time

Entice your little guests with the promise of swimming fun in a sparkling cool pool, with themed invitations like these!

Swimming Party Invites to a Splashing Good Time

  1. Pool Party Invitations with Envelopes (15 Count) – via Amazon
  2. Pool Party Birthday Invitation – via Shutterfly / Tiny Prints
  3. Unicorn Pool Party Invitation – via Zazzle
  4. Pool Party Invitation – via Purple Trail
  5. Magical Mermaid Children’s Birthday Party Invitations – via Basic Invite

Swimming Party Buffet Bites

What to serve at a pool party? Finger foods and munchies easy to eat even with wet hands are a good idea. Best of all, they’re fresh, light, and colorful, too!

Note: We may have gone a little overboard with tomatoes, but you can always put less.

Fun swimming party food from chips to pizza

A handy and healthy choice would be single-serve Veggie Cups (1 – from Unsophisticook) with cherry tomatoes, sugar snap peas, celery sticks, and bell pepper slices in cups with a layer of creamy dip.

While for easy-to-serve entrees, try Pepperoni Tortilla Pizzas (2 – from Campbell’s), a trio of Hawaiian Style Turkey Sliders (3 – from Dole) topped with zesty slaw,and Taco Bites Appetizers (4 – from Valya’s Taste of Home).

For swim party snacks in convenient packs, kids will surely love Popchips (5 – via Amazon) that provide the perfect kick of flavor and fun crunch. As for for desserts, consider the following options: Ice Cream SandwichesDesserts with Fruits, and Trail Mix.

Buckets Full of Favors

Send the party guests home sunburnt and smiling with “loot buckets” brimming with water fun favors. Start with our picks below (all via Amazon), then add your own!

Swimming party favors from visors to balls.

  1. Bright Color Bucket Assortment (4 pcs)
  2. Make Splash Swimming Birthday Water Bottle Sticker Labels (Set of 20)
  3. Inflatable Beach Balls (12 inches, 12 pack)
  4. Water Blaster Set (6 pack)
  5. Assorted Neon Brights Plastic Visors (Pack of 12)
  6. Personalized Mini Chocolate Labels

Now, that’s the way to make a splash at a summertime swimming party! Be sure to check out some of these party planning ideas:

Themed Pool Party Birthday Ideas from 5 Awesome Party Blogs

Swim Party Outfits for Boys

Water Balloon Party

Pool Party Appetizers

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