A Wet and Wild Pool Party (No Pool Required)

Fun activities and cool snacks for a summer birthday celebration
Playing in the sprinkler

Playing in the sprinkler

Having a birthday during the summer doesn’t have to put a damper on your child’s celebration. He or she might not be able to bring cupcakes into school, but the heat and humidity of the season shouldn't prevent the party from taking place. Just move it outside and make it wet — no pool required.

What child doesn’t dream of spending the afternoon running through the sprinkler or jumping into the swimming pool (or blow-up pools, if you’re not so lucky as to have a real pool in the backyard)? The hottest weeks of the summer are the perfect time host a wet and wild-themed party. With a couple of smart tips, fun games (that are sure to leave you wet), and some cool treats, you will ensure that all the guests leave happy.


Setting the Scene

As the kids will be spending most of the afternoon playing games and staying wet, setting the scene for your wet and wild party is easy. Hook up a sprinkler in the corner of the yard for whenever anyone wants to cool down.  When setting the table for lunch, be inspired by the bright colors of beach balls. Place a vase of zinnias in the middle of the table and choose plates and platters in punchy colors for the food. A couple of homemade piñatas hung over the table are sure to add additional color — and if you fill them with candy, the make for fun post-lunch activity that’s dry.