When it comes to summer birthday parties, there’s simply nothing more enjoyable than a pool party, and coming up with great game ideas is vital. Pool parties are an inexpensive way to give your child a great birthday party without sacrificing the fun factor. What separates a great pool party from a merely good one is having an organized set of games to play. Pool party games don’t have to cost anything to organize, so long as you’ve got a little bit of creativity up your sleeve.
Marco Polo is likely the most popular pool game ever created, and is simple enough for anyone to pick up on the fly. One person is chosen as being “it,” and each time he or she calls out “Marco,” the others must yell “Polo!” The person who is "it" must keep their eyes closed and try to tag another person in the pool. If he or she notices someone getting out of the pool, they can call “fish out of water,” and that person is automatically “it.”
Water tag is a fun way to incorporate a beach ball into a simple game of tag. The ball is thrown at someone, who then becomes “it.” He or she must then try to hit another person with the beach ball in order to make them “it.” This is a great game for larger pools where hitting someone with a ball can be a real challenge. The same general game can be played by using jousting noodles.
Rubber Duck Race
Younger children will surely enjoy having a “rubber duck race.” The game is played in pairs, with one pair racing against another to propel a rubber duck forward using only their noses and alternating between pushes. The first pair to get their duck to the other side of the pool wins the game.