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I’m excited to share a different sort of post with you today – one that I hope will inspire you to start planning your own day of fun in the sun! I was recently asked to help style a Pool Party Playdate sponsored by Huggies® Little Swimmers, and with the weather heating up and summer right around the corner (how is it mid-April already?!), I was definitely game for putting my head into pool party mode. I’ve also been slightly obsessed with any excuse to design in watercolor lately, and a swimming theme fit the bill perfectly. ;)

swim party food - shark's mouth fruit salad

There were so many cool & unique things about this event – the key highlights being the guests of honor (bloggers/moms from all over the country & their families), the incredible venue (a poolhouse right on the beach – talk about instant WOW factor), and the activities, which included a playful group swim lesson and some insanely cool underwater (& above water) photography by Pinky Blue Photography.

Huggies Little Swimmers pool party playdate

Seriously… how cool is the water shot above?! As a fellow blogger with a little one still in diapers myself, I was a bit bummed to miss out on the pool time fun, but we realized that it would’ve been next to impossible for me to decorate the party with a 2 year old in tow, especially given that the event was out of town, so I settled for the next best thing once the party was done up right and in full swing – relaxing and enjoyed the amazing view! That pretty much NEVER happens these days, so it wasn’t exactly a hard sell either. ;)

Since my personal focus for this event was the decor, this recap is more visually focused and a little different than those of the other guests in attendance. Scroll down for a peek at some of my favorite details from the event though (including super cute themed food like Shark’s Mouth Salad & Crabby Croissants!), and then next month I’m actually going to post a similar pool party theme styled in my own backyard, but with more of a “how to” focus that digs into the DIY details and party elements a bit deeper. There’s still a lot of inspiration to soak in here though (pun intended) – and I’m happy to answer any questions you might have in the meantime on the decor via the comments section below! Here we go…

swim party table ideas - whale centerpiece and beach towel runners

pool party playdate guests

pool party drink station and Hostess INK party signs

pool party decorations - centerpieces and balloons

swim party food - submarine sandwiches

pool party playdate activities and guests

underwater shot of Huggies Little Swimmers

Pinky Blue Underwater Photography

Swim Party Treat Sign and Food Buffet

Watermelon Shark's Mouth Salad and Crabby Croissants

Beach Teddy Bear Cupcakes and Snack Pails with Candy Fish

Whale Towels for Kids

Huggies Pool Party Playdate guests

Pool Party Gift Bags

toddler pool bag checklist

Fish Cookie Swim Party Favors and Hostess INK Favor Tags



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