Summer is out in full swing, which means the weather is ideal to plan the perfect children’s pool party. Pool parties are a great way to get your child out of the house and enjoy the outdoors; cool off and just have fun. There are various activities that kids can enjoy – mingle with other children, play games and explore around the pool. When given a chance, you’d be surprised at the number of practical fun activities children can do in and around the swimming pool. This not only keeps them engaged but also helps them explore things that they otherwise may never see.

Meanwhile, here are 4 interesting tips for hosting a fun-filled and safe pool party for children:

Pick a Theme

Make things interesting and select a theme for your pool party, like adventure pirates, blue mermaids or Meditation fisherman. Themed parties are not only easier and more fun to plan, but they also make the party more memorable. Ask the kids to dress up in their favourite costumes – select the appropriate menu. Having trouble with the decorations? Just get the kids involved. It’s all part of the fun.

Pool Party Games

Party games are a great addition to a pool party. They can add life to your party. If you have decided on the theme for your party, arranging your games accordingly will be great idea. A popular theme going around is the Hawaiian Luau with various games that can be played around this theme. The best part is that it won’t burn a hole in your pocket. In addition, there are dozens of fun and free games that you can play to keep the kids occupied for hours on end.

Make Learning Fun

Learning to swim, when done with lots of fun-filled activities, can be an enjoyable experience for children. Besides just being fun, it is also an essential and sometimes life-saving skill that children should grow up learning. Parent Today’s article titled “5 fun and easy games that teach your kids how to swim”, is an eye-opener for parents and instructors alike who struggle to get children to learn. This article lists some great suggestions on how learning to swim can be made into a fun-filled activity even for children as young as 18 months.

Practice and Enforce Safety

A fun and amazing party can become a disaster should something happen to a child. Recent statistics on safety reveal the dangers of not taking appropriate precautionary steps seriously. This means setting strict ground rules before getting into the water. Post these rules where everyone can see them. Graeme Swatton of Swalings Swimming says, “The key to avoid unforeseen incidents is being proactive when it comes to safety.”  Other rules to consider include – no running on the deck, no grabbing anyone else in the pool and no jumping from the diving board until the child ahead of you has jumped and reached the side.

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