There’s nothing quite like a pool party to celebrate the start of summer! If you’re looking to throw a party that your teenager and their friends will remember for years to come, read on for some tips.
How to Throw a Teenage Pool Party
With these tips in mind, you’re sure to throw a teenage pool party that will be remembered for years to come! Just don’t forget the sunscreen!
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Pick a Theme
One of the best ways to make your pool party stand out is to pick a theme and run with it. Whether it’s beach or Hollywood glam, make sure your decorations, food, and activities are all on point.
You can even get your teenager involved in the planning process by having them help you come up with ideas and choose the perfect playlist.
Set the Mood with Lighting and Music
No pool party is complete without the perfect soundtrack. Create a playlist ahead of time that will get everyone in the party mood. As for lighting, string some fairy lights around the pool area or hang lanterns from trees to create a festive atmosphere.
Stock Up on Food and Drinks
No one wants to be stuck at a party where there’s nothing to eat or drink, so make sure you have enough snacks and drinks to keep everyone happy. And don’t forget to put out some sunscreen!
Keep Things Safe
Safety should always be a top priority when throwing any kind of party, but it’s especially important when there’s a pool involved. Make sure there is always someone designated as the lifeguard, and that there are plenty of floaties and other safety devices within easy reach. It’s also a good idea to have a first-aid kit on hand in case anyone gets hurt.
Teen Pool Party Themes
Teens love to have fun in the sun, and what better way to enjoy the warm weather than by throwing a pool party? If you’re looking for some inspiration, look no further! Here are some teen pool party theme ideas that are sure to make a splash.
Movie Night Under the Stars
There’s something about watching a movie under the stars that just makes it special. Add in a pool party for teenagers and you’ve got the perfect night, dim the lights, set up the projector and make some popcorn.
Teens will love dipping in and out of the pool to cool off while they watch their favorite film. You could even add some pool toys to make it more fun. For a teenage pool party, there’s no better way to spend a summer night than movie under the stars.
What could be more fun than a glow in the dark teenage pool party? Themed parties are always a hit with teenagers, and this one is sure to be a hit as well. To make things even more fun, consider adding some glow in the dark pool toys and using a black light. This will add to the overall effect and make the party even more special.
For the food, keep it simple with finger foods that can easily be grabbed and eaten. Glow in the dark cupcakes would be a hit, as would candy necklaces and bracelets. Serve neon drinks and have fun swimming in the dark.
Make sure to have plenty of glow sticks on hand so that everyone can get in on the fun. With a little planning, this party will be one that your teenager will never forget.
Summertime is the perfect season to host a pool party for all your friends. If you want to make a splash, consider hosting a Beach Day themed party by the pool. This theme is perfect for teenage girls who want to enjoy the summer sun and feel like they’re at the beach.
All you need are some beach-themed decorations, such as palm trees, seashells, and inflatable beach balls. Don’t forget to put on some fun summer music to get everyone in the party mood.
Once everyone arrives, it’s time to enjoy some pool games, such as Marco Polo or water volleyball. And of course, no pool party would be complete without ice cream or popsicles to cool off with in between games. So make a splash this summer and throw a Beach Day pool party that your friends will never forget.
Retro Swim Party
Go retro with your party decorations, food, and music for a truly unique experience. Think beach balls, Hawaiian shirts, and classic rock hits from the 60s and 70s playing in the background. To make things even more fun, have your guests dress up in retro swimwear.
Serve retro snacks like deviled eggs and Jell-O salads, and don’t forget the classic ice cream floats. With a little planning, you can transport your guests back in time with a Retro Swim Party that they’ll never forget.
Teen Pool Party Games and Activities
It is not a party without some fun activities and games to keep everyone entertained. Here are some great ideas for pool party games and activities that will make your teen pool party a hit:
A classic game that can be played in the pool. One person is “It” and tries to tag the other players. The other players must swim around the pool without being tagged. If they are caught, they become “It” for the next round.
Water Balloon Toss
Divide your guests into teams of two and have them stand on opposite sides of the pool. Give each team a water balloon. The object of the game is to toss the balloon back and forth to each other without dropping it. If the balloon pops, that team is out. The last team standing wins the game.
Swimming Relay Race
Divide your guests into teams and have them line up at one end of the pool. At the other end of the pool, place a bucket or container filled with water. The first person in each team must swim to the other end of the pool and back, then pour the water from the bucket into a container at their team’s starting point. The next person in line then does the same thing. The first team to fill their container wins the race.
Hide clues around the pool area for a fun scavenger hunt. The first person to find all of the clues wins a prize!
Have a friendly competition with pool games like water basketball or Marco Polo. Serve sports drinks and healthy snacks to keep everyone energized
Set up a relaxing spa day by the pool with cucumber water, face masks, and manicures/pedicures for everyone. Play soothing music in the background to really set the mood.
Transform your backyard into a carnival complete with games, prizes, cotton candy, and more. This is sure to be a party that everyone will remember!
Have a series of fun races and challenges in the pool with teams competing against each other for gold medals. Be sure to take lots of pictures!
Have everyone come dressed in their best swimsuit or beach-themed costume. Have prizes for the best costumes and serve tropical drinks with little umbrellas in them.
Pool Noodle Relay Race
Fill up water balloons and have your guests team up to see how long they can keep the balloon from touching the ground.There are also lots of other games to play with pool noodles.
Hide treasure around the pool area and see who can find it all first. You can use anything from coins to small toys.
Pool Party Fun Out of The Water
No doubt about it, swimming pool parties are the ultimate summertime activity for teens. However, there’s also a lot of fun to be had out of the water. For example, setting up a volleyball net or badminton court is a great way to get everyone moving and interacting.
If you really want to make a splash, set up a Slip ‘N Slide or have a water balloon or water gun fight..
Of course, no pool party would be complete without refreshments. Treat your guests to frozen drinks, popsicles, or set up an ice cream sundae station. With a little creativity, you can make sure everyone has a blast – both in and out of the water.
There are so many great teenage pool party themes and games to choose from! It can be tough to decide which one is right for your party, but we hope this list has given you some inspiration.
Whether you want to keep it simple with movie night or go all out with a carnival theme, there’s sure to be a theme that’s perfect for your party guests!