While traditional birthday games and favors may be too outdated for your teen, a pool party may be the ideal option. When water is present, your child may be more willing to join in games and undertake silly activities.
A low-cost approach to keep a young group occupied for hours. While swimming should be done with caution, a pool party could be the perfect way to celebrate your teen’s upcoming birthday.
Set Up the Pool
The venue is, of course, a pool in your backyard. You can host a pool party even if you don’t have a pool.
The majority of public and hotel pools can be rented. Inquire with them about pricing and restrictions.
Someone with a backyard pool might be willing to let you use it for the afternoon.
Impose Safety Regulations
Pool safety should be your number one priority. This way, you can host a fun party while making sure your guests feel safe. This means that while they enjoy sunbathing and swimming, there should be no risk of injuries.
The following are some general safety recommendations to safeguard everyone’s safety:
- If the pool does not have lifeguards, enlist the help of the invited teen’s parents.
- You could hire a lifeguard for the day if you know an older adolescent with training. It should not be excessively expensive, and having a lifeguard on duty can alleviate anxiety tremendously.
- All chaperones should be ready to help in an emergency.
- The rules should be posted if the pool is available to the public. Establish and discuss rules in advance if it is a private pool. Diving and stunting are two typical ways for youngsters to get hurt, so stop them before they start.
- Conversely, maintain a cool demeanor with the adolescent and explain your policies.
- If you’re throwing an outdoor pool party, make sure you have sunscreen on hand and instruct your guests to apply it.
The Party Decorations
Beyond the inviting pool, you should consider brightening up the space by using decorations and party favors, such as:
- Offer Beach towels and stylish sunglasses.
- Curate a cool Spotify playlist.
- Tables, pool fences, and walls could be adorned with seashells and fishnet.
- Use eye-catching tablecloths and string lights.
- Inflate dozens of beach balls in the pool.
- Arrange spots for lounging.
- Light up citronella candles and incense sticks to repel insects while also helping to establish the mood.
Plan the Program
Teens enjoy organized games just as much as they do swimming. For this kind of party, water activities are more fun than land sports.
Perhaps you could choose a few water games for the party. Keep a couple or three in mind in case the celebration turns tiresome or some of the children feel left out. The most important element is to be prepared. Although, you must consider games that don’t involve running on wet and slippery floors.
Food and Beverages
As you host a pool party for teenagers, make sure you provide food and drinks. You can have pizza, hotdogs on a bun or corn dogs, cupcakes (instead of cake), smoothies and fresh lemonade, cups, and paper towels. It’s that simple!
A pool party always sounds like a good idea. It’s a great way for friends and family to join together and celebrate anything! At the same time, it’s also really simple to set up. With this guide, your teen’s pool party birthday bash will definitely be a hit!
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