The kids are home for the summer and pool party season is now in full swing! But what kind of pool party should you throw? And can you make it fun for kids and adults alike?

Read on for three family-friendly pool party themes for kids to get your creative wheels cranking. And before you throw a pool party, don’t forget to schedule professional swimming pool maintenance so your pool is clean, clear, and ready for tons of fun!

1. Luau Themed Pool Party

This classic theme is an oldie but goodie and offers tons of fun for kids and adults alike! Pick up a bunch of tropical flower leis and hula skirts, grab some pineapples and coconuts from the grocery store, and provide plenty of fresh fruit and fruity drinks for everyone.

Don your most colorful swim attire (or Hawaiian-print button-downs), decorate your backyard with tropical flowers and plants, and toss a bunch of colorful floaties in the pool. If want to go all-out, fire up the grill and make everyone a mouthwatering Hawaiian-style meal they won’t soon forget.

2. Beach Themed Pool Party

We might not have the ocean in our backyard in the Twin Cities, but when you’ve got an in-ground pool, you can easily bring the beach to you! And the best part is, no one will have to deal with copious amounts of scratchy, uncomfortable sand in their bathing suit!

Aside from the obvious swimming that’ll take place, consider setting up stations for other beachy activities like cornhole, volleyball, and frisbee. If you can get your hands on some seashells at the craft store, consider setting up a station for making shell jewelry too!

As for food and drinks, keep it beach classic. You can fill a few coolers with ice and drinks and place them around the yard, just as you would take them to the beach. Tropical fruits, chips and guac, and grilled foods are all staple beachside snacks that are easy to whip up and even easier to enjoy.

3. Nautical Movie Themed Pool Parties

If your kids are fans of nautical films or shows like Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, The Little Mermaid, Moana, or Octonauts, why not throw a film-themed party? Movie-themed pool parties are quick and easy to put together as there are many themed decorations already available at most party supply stores.

If you’re planning a birthday party and want to get a super-special cake, you can even find a picture online from your child’s favorite nautical movie or show and take it to a cake decorator. Most decorators can easily recreate the visual and craft a custom birthday cake your child will remember for years to come! 

The Importance of Post-Party Swimming Pool Maintenance

Keep in mind that after your kids and their friends have thoroughly enjoyed your pool, it’ll likely need some TLC in the form of water testing and chemical balancing.

Kids often urinate in pools, which can result in the development of chloramines that’ll irritate eyes, skin, and respiratory tracts. Making sure the water is thoroughly sanitized and its pH is properly rebalanced after the party is the best way to prevent skin and eye irritation down the road.  

Schedule Weekly Swimming Pool Maintenance in the Twin Cities

If you want to throw pool parties that won’t easily be forgotten, you can’t neglect routine swimming pool maintenance! At Royal Pool & Spa, we specialize in full-service swimming pool maintenance, repairs, and renovations and can set you up on a weekly or biweekly pool service schedule that’ll keep your pool clean, clear, and ready to entertain.

To learn more about our maintenance schedules or set up service, feel free to call our White Bear Lake, MN office today at 651-779-7606. You can also request a service quote online, and we’ll get in touch promptly with additional information.