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There is no better way to celebrate the warm weather and another year of life than with a pool party in the Tampa Bay sun. Birthday pool parties are a great way to bring family and friends together for a sun-filled day of fun. No matter if the celebration and fun is for a two-year-old, 22-year-old, or 72-year-old, a pool party is a great way to have fun while keeping cool this summer for all ages. Here are a few ideas for throwing the perfect birthday pool party this summer.
Although pool parties are great for anyone, age is still a factor in how you decide to throw your party. For children’s and teen birthday pool parties, you can go all out with balloons, beach toys, and mountains of cake, ice cream and other delicious treats.
For an older crowd, you do not need as many sweets and decorations to still have a great time. For a more sophisticated and adult-themed birthday pool party, consider more subtle décor. Instead of balloons and streamers, try adding a tropical flower centerpiece to your refreshment table with a festive tablecloth. Accent your lounge area with faux palm trees and scattered sea shells. You can also add some more festive touches around your pool like tiki torches, especially if you are throwing a pool party at night.
If the party you are throwing is adult-themed, that doesn’t mean you can’t still have games and other activities to enjoy. Along with your pool being the main source of entertainment, you can also incorporate a swimming competition or belly-flop contest to entertain your guests. For those who like to get in the pool and really have fun, start up a game of chicken and water volleyball to get the party going.
You can turn your party from good to great with the right food and music. For a party by the pool, you can’t go wrong with a barbeque. Grilled burgers and hot dogs are great and easy party food that all guests will enjoy. For a more sophisticated feel, consider adding grilled shrimp and kabobs to your menu. You can keep the party fun and lively with a great playlist going in the background, but not too loud—guests still need talk to and hear one another. Also, there’s no need to hire a DJ, just plug in your iPod and put it on your favorite Pandora station, and that should keep the party going for hours.
Make the most out of your next birthday this summer with an exciting party by the pool. You can keep cool and spice things up for you and your guests with a few of these party ideas. If you are in the Tampa Bay area, find out how Tampa Bay Pools can help you get the perfect pool for you and your home today.