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Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world.
- Ada Louise Huxtable


Cool Pool Party


A pool party is, by far, the COOLEST of all summer parties!
Often they are held in conjunction with other summer parties, like BBQ,
graduation, 4th of July, or luau's.
...Especially if you have HOT HOT weather, swimming is fun, and healthy, and refreshing!

Don't have a pool? Rent One! Or have your party at a local public pool...
or Surprise your birthday boy with his first backyard pool!

Decorations ... depend on the occasion. If your pool party is combined with another occasion, like a birthday, luau, July 4th, or whatever, then decorate according to that theme.

If it's just a "swim" party, nautical or under-the-sea decor is always appropriate. Use fish netting, toy or paper cut out fish, mermaids, starfish, ship's wheel, etc etc...

A "beach" theme is fun also... beach balls, umbrellas, you could even create a sand play area for castle building, with a few hundred pounds of sand! Don't forget the buckets and shovels! or Build Your Own Backyard Swimming Hole

Make your own invitations with some new affordable clip art
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Affordable Above Ground Swimming Pools and Equipment

Cheap oval, rectangle, and even inflatable above ground pools.

Please consider hiring a lifeguard to stand watch over your pool during your party....
I have read too many sad stories about fatal accidents at pool parties. hire a lifeguard for your pool partyThey can result in the loss of dear family and friends. As the host of a party, you have many things to attend to, other than watching the young swimmers...
Never ever leave kids unattended near the pool.
Follow the pool rules!
Don't fill the pool with an excess of inflatable toys...

...statistics show that drowning and swimming accidents are best prevented by adult supervision, public awareness programs including water safety training for young children, and not drinking alcohol while swimming, diving or soaking. Statistically, most accidents involving drowning or severe injury occur to children under 5 years of age who are unsupervised, cannot swim, and fall into a pool or pool cover with water on top. - More Pool Safety Info

At a pool party I attended recently, guests commented on that "really good dad" that was
watching the kids swim, haha! since he was dressed normally, no one really even knew he was a hired lifeguard! ...His presence was a comfort, I am sure, to the parents and hostess alike.
Be safe, not sorry, and you'll have many happy swim parties, for years to come!


Avon bug spray


pool party games





Rubber Duck Races


Pool Volleyball icon




Toypedo Flash Pool Toy


Bottle Relay: Using an empty 2-litre bottle, have a relay race where contestants use only their feet (or heads) to push the floating bottle across the pool - add a little colored water to the inside of the bottles to differentiate between the teams bottles


Remote Controlled Robotic Shark


Poolmaster Super Combo Water Volleyball/Badminton Game
Jumping Jellyfish & more pool games


Barracuda Ball: Swimmers hold hands and form a circle around a floating ball. If the barracuda/ball touches a player, they are out. Blowing on the ball, and swinging arms are permitted, but ducking under the ball is cheating! Have the players walk around in a circle to help move the ball about.


Pool Master All Pro Water Basketball Game


Crossing the River


Marco Polo


Hula Hoopla




London River Everyone walks clockwise around the swimming pool without stopping. One person is in the water with a water hose under the water which is turned on. Everyone sings, "London river's flooding up, flooding up. . ." as the people walk whenever "flooding up" is sung the person in the water can move the hose out of the water and spray the person. THEN, the part in the song which says, "Take the key and lock her up," you will hold the hose out to a person and this person holds the hose and jumps into the water. more



Pool Racer Rc Boat

Headcase Game
Headcase Game
Don't get wet--get even with this Headcase Water Balloon Game! Strap on the adjustable foam-padded hats, fill the included balloons with water, and start throwing! The player (or team) who catches the most balloons in their hat wins! Everyone from kids to grandparents enjoy playing in teams or one-on-one! 4 bucket hats and 100 balloons. Ages 3 and up.
Memorable And Unique Gifts At The Lighter Side!
 How to Host a Pool Party

Cool Miami Pool Party
Miami hotelier Jennifer Rubell loves throwing dinner parties--the bigger, the better.
Here's her simple, delicious gourmet menu for 30, along with a few of her smart strategies.


Floating Ping-Pong Game
for Swimming Pools

Price: 64.99
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Volleyball Game for Above Ground Pools

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Huffy Portable Pool Shark Basketball Game

Price: 199.99
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Huffy Portable Sting Ray Pool Basketball Game

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Splash Back Pool Basketball Game

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Splash Back Pro-Rebounder Pool Basketball Game

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Rainbow Sandals

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Stumps Event Decorations
Depths of Forever Mural -- Deep Blue Destiny Under the Sea Kit -- Poseidon's Paradise Kit -- Small Purple Seaweed -- Personalized Ahoy Banner -- Sea Horse Mylar Balloon -- Holographic Whales & Porpoise -- Whale Mylar Balloon -- Under the Sea Photo Mural --Dark Blue Water Gossamer -- Prismatic Fish Mylar --Underwater Customized Memories Banner -- Tropical Fish -- Poseidon's Paradise Oyster -- Beneath the Ocean Blue Tunnel -- Mermaid and Neptune Photo Op -- an much much more at Stumps Prom & Party




Pool  Party  Swim Decorations from Plum Party
PlumParty party supplies online catalog modern fun party ideas
Pool  Party  Swim Decorations from Plum Party
Pool  Party  Swim Decorations from Plum Party
Pool  Party  Swim Decorations from Plum Party
Pool  Party  Swim Decorations from Plum Party
Pool  Party  Swim Decorations from Plum Party
Pool  Party  Swim Decorations from Plum Party
Pool  Party  Swim Decorations from Plum Party
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Actual products may vary - Visit website for current selection.


Character Themes
... easy to combine with a pool party,
especially if the character lives in the water!!

Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo Paper Tablecover Each
Take a deep-sea adventure with Nemo! You'll find lots of wonderful birthday surprises at Shindigz!

...the Amazing Mom's website has tons of ideas for a Finding Nemo Birthday Party, games & crafts too also has Finding Nemo Party Supplies



Little Mermaid

Birthday Party Theme - Underwater

Summer Party Ideas... By Lata Budhrani

sea shell leisicon


I Dig Treasure Party Activity icon

Disney's The Little Mermaid Game
Disney's The Little Mermaid Game


Ariel & Friends Partyware icon Little Mermaid Party Supplies Little Mermaid Party Supplies

Birthday Party Packs - Big Dot Of Happiness  Buy More & Save More at Big Dot Of Happiness!
Dozens of "fun-tastic" Table Themes that you won't find in other catalogs - Check out Big Dot Of Happiness today!

how about a Pirate Pool Party?
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Sponge Bob Squarepants

SpongeBob  SquarePants Party Pack Tattoos (pk/8)

SpongeBob SquarePants Party Pack Tattoos (pk/8)
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Spongebob Squarepants: Party in a Pineapple Under the Sea!
By Gail Leino

If your child is a Spongebob fan (and who isn’t?) you will be surprised at the wealth of ideas, crafts, games, party favors, and party packages available online, in party supply stores, and department stores. You can even download free Spongebob music online, and burn cd’s to play at the party, and even include in the goodie bags as party favors!

Spongebob and his bubbly bunch can be found online. You can find a photo you like, and using your photo editing program, create party invitations featuring your child lounging on a beach with Spongebob. All you have to do is find a photo of Spongebob, or whichever of his friends your child loves the most, take a picture of your child, and create a photo that looks as if they were side by side when the photo was taken. Make copies of this photo, including the time and date of the party, directions to your house, and be sure to specify a time the guests should be picked up after the party. It is always a good idea to invite a couple of other parents you know, so they can lend a hand, and the party is on!

Spongebob Squarepants Decorations

If you are able to hold this party outdoors, the decorations are very easy. Most anyone can buy Spongebob, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Gary, Squidward Tentacles, Mr. Krabs, Jellyfish, Plankton, and Bikini Bottom posters, which can be glued to cardboard (ask the local appliance store for big boxes) and you can even make cutouts, if you want. Use a very sturdy glue, such as F-26, to affix wooden spikes, and put them into the ground throughout the party area. Put kiddie pools out, and even if it is too cool to swim, you can fill the pools with sand and pails and shovels. Stake out a few sheets of clear plastic, onto which you can paint Spongebob and his friends, or affix stickers, to provide clean areas for crafts and eating. Make jellyfish from pink balloons, by blowing up a balloon, and gluing or taping long, uninflated balloons to create tentacles. String up lots of sea blue and green crepe paper streamers to blow in the wind.

Spongebob Squarepants Party Games

Have a black bag of chocolate coins, and give each guest a ziplock bag. Everyone gets a coin at the end of each game, and a warning to guard it, because Mr. Krabs might be waiting to scoop them up!

“Who Am I?” is a great game! Have pictures of Spongebob and all his friends ready. Call each guest, one at a time. Tape a Spongebob character printout on their back, allowing the other guests to see. The person with the photo on their back can ask yes and no questions, such as, “Am I yellow?” “Am I a Snail?” etc., until he can guess which character is on his back.

“The Jellyfish Stomp” is another fun game! Before inflating some of your jellyfish balloons, put small pieces of paper inside with the name of a party favor on it (like “Stickers” “sour straws”...) and when the music stops, the dancer stomps a balloon, and wins the gift inside.

Before singing happy birthday, play the Spongebob theme song (Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!!) Then sing happy birthday, and serve cake, ice cream and seawater punch.

Seawater Punch

Blue Raspberry soft drink mix (mixed according to package directions)
1 bottle lemon lime soda
1 pint of vanilla ice cream
1 can pineapple juice

Be sure to have lots of washable markers in each child’s goodie bag, and allow them to color some printed and copied coloring pages, while, one at a time, each child is allowed to have his photo taken with his favorite cardboard character, and allow them to take the photo home with them when they leave.

Mrs. Party... Gail Leino is the internet's leading authority on selecting the best possible party supplies (, using proper etiquette, and living a healthy life while also teaching organizational skills and fun facts. The Party Supplies Hut has lots of party ideas with hundreds of free coloring sheets, printable games, and free birthday party activities. Over 100 adorable Party Themes ( to fit your birthday celebration, holiday event, or "just because" parties is at the Party Theme Shop. Party themes include cartoon characters, sports, movie, TV shows, luau, western, holidays, and unique crazy fun theme ideas. Article Source:!&id=349576

Wilton SpongeBob Squarepants Mini Treat Pan "SpongeBob Squarepants Mini Treat Pan: Get close-up with your favorite character and create all kinds of exciting single-size desserts. Great for cakes, candy, gelatin and brownies. The pan's intense color makes baking a bubbly good time. * One cake mix makes 15 mini cakes. * Four cavity pan is 11 x 9 in.; individual cavities are 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 3/4 in. deep. * Aluminum." Wilton SpongeBob Squarepants Mini Treat Pan at


Spongebob Games

Play Sharks and Minnows : One player is chosen as the shark, and stays in the pool. All the other kids are minnows, and stand on the side of the pool. The shark calls out "Minnows!" and all the kids jump into the pool and swim to the other side. If the shark tags a minnow, he stays in the pool and becomes a shark also. The last minnow left wins.
More Spongebob Games, Prizes, and Favor Ideas - By Kimberly L. Keith.


Sponge Bob Dancin Bubble Blower Simply push the button and Sponge Bob will start doing his bubble dance, delighting children and adults alike!
Sponge Bob Dancin Bubble Blower

Click here for Amazing Mom's Spongebob Party Ideas

SpongeBob Jellyfish Soak 'N' Splash
SpongeBob Jellyfish Soak 'N' Splash Spongebob Party Supplies Spongebob Party Supplies

Boats That Really Float Young sea captains will experience the power
of jet propulsion when they place an inflated balloon
atop our Balloon Boat - for ages 8+; includes 3 balloons
. Magic Cabin




Homemade Sunburn Relief Recipes

by Sandy Shields

Sun Burn Lotion

8 ounces non-medicated lotion
5 drops clove oil
5 drops peppermint oil
2-4 teaspoons powdered Comfrey Root
2-4 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel

Mix together thoroughly in a bowl. Chill, if desired.

HINT: Amounts of Comfrey Root or Aloe Vera gel may be increased, but do not increase the amounts of clove or peppermint oils, as they may cause skin irritation.

Cucumber Sunburn Lotion

1 cucumber - chopped
1/4 cup Glycerin
1/4/ cup Rose-water

Squeeze juice out of the cucumber with a lemon-squeezer, and mix with Glycerin and Rose-water.

Sunburn Soothing Bath

2-4 cups *Colloidal (not regular) oatmeal
1/2 to 1 cup baking soda
1-2 cups powdered Chamomile flowers
1 cup buttermilk, optional

Add all ingredients to bath water, or wrap in cheesecloth and tie to the faucet for adding aroma.

Sunburn Mist

2 fluid ounces of distilled water
9 drops of lavender
2 drops of peppermint
1 drop of spearmint

Mix all, then mist lightly over sun-burned skin.

Various Natural/HomeMade Remedies

1. Apply undiluted apple cider vinegar to sunburn.
2. Mix 10 ounces Non-fat Dry Milk, 2 tablespoons salt and 25 ounces water. Saturate cloth and apply to sunburn 20 minutes.
3. Apply mayonnaise as a skin cream to sunburn.
4. Use Aloe plant, or pure aloe vera gel.
5. Apply peanut oil to sunburned area(s).
6. Apply thin slices of cold cucumbers, apples, or potato directly to the skin.
7. Apply cold, plain yogurt, then rinse with cool water.
8. Apply cold, used tea bags to sunburned eyelids to relieve pain and swelling.

Sandy is a freelance writer and webmaster of She enjoys living the frugal life, saving money, and helping others to do the same. Reprint permission granted with this footer included. Copyright © 1999-2005.

Outdoor Living at Hammacher Schlemmer


Above & In-Ground Pool Flume
Above & In-Ground Pool Flume




Easy Set Pool 12 Feet By 36 Inches High
Easy Set Pool 12 Feet By 36 Inches High

Inflatable Volleyball Lagoon
Inflatable Volleyball Lagoon
Water Volleyball with everything you need! No pool? no lake? no problem! Made of .90 mm new generation polymer that is UV and chlorine resistant. Includes net volleyball and inflatable system. Inflatable Volleyball Lagoon




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