As the summer draws to an end families are looking for ways to celebrate all the fun they’ve had over the summer break, and get their children excited about starting the new school year. There’s still plenty of sun and warmth in Southern California, so a back to school pool party is an easy way to end the season on a high note. It is guaranteed to be fun for everyone, so it’s also a great way for kids in a new class to get to know each other. Deciding to throw a pool party is just the beginning though, it takes a little work and creativity to put together the perfect end-of-summer event.
About a week before you plan to throw your back to school pool party, send out your invitations so that your guests will have plenty of time to RSVP, and you’ll also be able to have a pretty good idea of what the weather will be like. Pool parties are a casual affair, so casual food such as hamburgers and hot dogs are a perfect compliment, and they can be cooked outside on a barbecue grill which just adds to the fun atmosphere. Decorations can be simple as well, with center pieces made from school supplies and other creative ideas to encourage the back-to-school excitement for the kids. Organizing classic pool games adds to the fun. Marco Polo, pool basketball, and water tag are favorites. Remember that whenever a pool is involved safety must be a top priority. Always be sure to have an adult keeping an eye on the pool at all times!