The pool party was a celebration for my son and his classmates that were graduating from preschool (4 and 5 year olds). We had the party at the very last day of school.

Beach Ball Invitations

The invitation for the party was a beach ball, where I wrote all the information about the party. I got the idea from this website, from the “Wet & Wild” party ideas.

Mariana's Pool Party Tale

I also did a paper invitation.

Mariana's Pool Party Tale

When the kids arrived, they saw the same beach ball decorating our mailbox, so they knew where the party was.

Mariana's Pool Party Tale

Decorations

I decorated the party area with plastic and paper fish, flowers, butterflies, etc. The moms from schools helped with the food: boys brought snacks and girls brought sweets (I asked for that on the invites). The table was set with leave and fish trays. Also, I had two baby pools where I put the bags of chips. The cooler for the drinks was a big palm tree. Very cool!

Mariana's Pool Party Tale

Pool Party Games

For party games, the kids had a lot of fun in the water with the inflatables (a lot of them!)

Mariana's Pool Party Tale

We also had an Octopus sprinkler.

Mariana's Pool Party Tale

Also, I had a pool with magnetic fish and fishing rods for them to go fishing.

Mariana's Pool Party Tale

We had a great water balloon fight.

Mariana's Pool Party Tale

Then the kids lined up to have their tattoos done.

Mariana's Pool Party Tale

They also had Nemo chalks to color with on the floor.

Mariana's Pool Party Tale

Cool Pool Cake

At the end of the party, I served the cake I made for them: a pool cake. I had the pool border I had bought a long time ago at a cake store. I made the “water” with blue Jello (blueberry Jello) and the “sand” with brown sugar. Then, I laid the cake inside my daughter’s Barbie pool to give the final touch. The kids had so much fun playing with the cake and then eating the pool and the sand!

Mariana's Pool Party Tale

Mariana's Pool Party Tale

Pool party ideas and photos by: Mariana from Columbia

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