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{School’s Out!} Summer Pool Party Ideas

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colorful summer pool party cupcake toppers

Are you ready for some summer fun?! Laura of LAURA’S little PARTY designed this Summer Pool Party for her daughter and her friends – to help them celebrate what is likely one of their favorite times of the year. ;) And something most moms will appreciate too: this budget-smart bash features lots of $1 items and FREE printables from Amanda’s Parties To Go!

(P.S. If you’re looking for inspiration for a budget-friendly Adult poolside bash, my “Color Your Summer” Party has decor ideas & free printables that would match this party perfectly!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • $1 steals: pineapple cups, bubble wands, flip flops & goggles
  • Colorful polka dot pool party printables
  • Clever use of sand castle buckets “risers” and treat holders

summer pool party flips flops

summer pool party towels

colorful summer pool party toys

school's out for summer pool party ideas

colorful summer pool party ideas including sand castle buckets


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Laura

School is out for the Summer! To kick off the end of the school year, I wanted to plan a colorful pool party for my daughter & her friends!

I wanted something simple, festive, and inexpensive. I supplied flip-flops, goggles, pineapple cups, and bubble wands, for each girl. Each item cost only $1 from my local discount store.

The free printables that I found over at Amanda’s Parties To Go set the tone for my party decor. I set up all the party goods on my daughter’s desk.

I set up my beach umbrella, displayed the cupcakes on an ice chest, and I filled a drink tub with brand new beach towels for all the guests. Small beach pails were used throughout the table.

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By | 2018-02-12T09:41:54+00:00 June 28th, 2012|Kids Birthday|9 Comments

About the Author:

JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource. HWTM brings creative entertaining ideas to light through an inspirational “how-to” website and popular daily blog. Having hosted countless celebrations herself, ranging from special occasion showers and everyday get-togethers to large events, Sbranti now shares her contemporary style and no-fuss approach to entertaining with others. Her ideas have been featured in media outlets such as People, InStyle Weddings, Life&Style, Real Simple, and Extra! TV, and she is a featured contributor for several well-respected online communities, including iVillage.com and BHG.com. Sbranti resides in San Diego with her husband {and business partner} Sonny and their sweet 1-year old daughter, Macy.


  1. Kathy Branconier June 29, 2012 at 3:57 am

    Super Cute….inspires me!

    • Laura Aguirre June 29, 2012 at 4:33 am

      Awwww!! Girlfriend, thank you so much for sharing!! XoXo

  2. nichole April 2, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    where did you find the beach towels?

  3. Dayrine Garcia April 7, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    please tell us where did you find the beach towels?

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  5. Melissa April 19, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I got these same towels at Walmart last year

  6. QUENISHIA CLARK May 22, 2013 at 9:22 am


  7. prenaysia May 22, 2013 at 9:38 am

    hey love the summer themes but i think it need a little bit of more darker colors to bring out the theme

    • prenaysia May 22, 2013 at 9:39 am

      um sorry you is right i thought about it and it is a summer theme keep doing what you doing

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