Summer is the perfect time for fun and spending your lazy days with family and friends. Relaxing by the pool is practically a state pastime here in Florida, and swimming is a great way to escape the summer heat. Even the kids need some relief! Here are a few fabulous ideas to consider for your next pool party - or any Summer Saturday afternoon!
Feed the Fish
Finger food is a must for outdoor activities and sandwiches are always a crowd pleaser. You can dress them up for the lifeguards (aka parents) with this great recipe for Cucumber Mint Tea sandwiches from Pretty and Fabulous. For your little swimmers, peanut butter and jelly, or turkey sandwiches will keep them nourished and happy all day!
The Zoku Quick Pop Maker is perfect poolside. It’s available at Williams-Sonoma for around $50. Once the Zoku is frozen (which takes about 8 hours – perfect to do overnight), you can make up to nine pops in one sitting. Once your pops have been served, you place it back in the freezer to cool down again and get ready for round 2! You can use fruit juice and yogurt to make your pops – and avoid all those processed frozen desserts from the grocery store. You can also put slices of fresh fruit into the mixture and enjoy an even healthier treat! The Zoku comes with a great recipe book to provide you with lots of fruity inspiration. My favorite recipe is orange juice, with a few banana slices dropped in. It’s delicious, refreshing and healthy!
Decorating for a kid-focused party doesn't always have to be about streamers and balloons. Especially since those kinds of decorations are not exactly water friendly. These Rainbow Reef Fish by Swimways are great pool party decor – as well as entertainment. They're great fun for the kids to play with and will also add a splash of color to the backyard setting!
I hope this tips provided you with some ideas for your next pool party! For more inspiration, be sure to check out all of our pool party invitations, as well as our other children's invitations.