How to Throw an Easy and Fun Toddler Pool Party
Last year for J’s first birthday I planned an awesome picnic party at the park. Then the week before it started to rain and it didn’t stop for days. Fearing we’d get rained out I scrambled to move our party to an indoor location, good thing because it rained during the party. This year thinking ahead we planned an awesome toddler pool party, an indoor pool party! I’m sure you know how much we love Emler Swim School, I brag on them all the time. Well they host parties at their facilities when they aren’t having classes.
Your party comes with access to their awesome indoor pool, tables and chair set up for you to use during food and present time, as well as an awesome staff to help! A party host will welcome your friends as they arrive, have them fill out a waiver and direct them to changing areas. Lifeguards are on duty around the pool deck and keeping a close eye on all swimmers. Your party buddy (one of their awesome teachers) will be in the water with the swimmers playing games and having fun! We were so lucky to have J’s teacher Mr. John as our party buddy, both kids and parents loved him.
Kids who are independent swimmers do a quick swim test and anyone under 3 had to have an adult in the water with them. It was a great way for parents to be a part of the fun! They had life jackets available for kiddos that wanted to use them. We brought tons of pool noodles and inflatable toys. The pool was filled with fun things to play with. For the first hour and fifteen minutes of the party it’s all about the swimming. The last 45 minutes the party animals are rounded up, dried off and head to the table for snacks, cupcakes and presents.
No party (or lunch time) is complete without yummy Chick-fil-A. To stress less and have more fun we used the Chick-fil-A catering option. They have a full menu of items to choose from including party trays with your favorites (nuggets!), boxed lunches and even their yummy lemonade by the gallon. We had nuggets for the kids, and I saw a few adults with them too. A fruit tray for a healthy option and a delicious chilled grilled chicken sub sandwich tray that is only available through their catering menu. Everything was hot and ready at pick up time and with true Chick-fil-A service it was all carried to my car for me.
Adorable cupcakes for a sweet treat, included little teddy bears lounging in their pool floaties. Look for a simple tutorial on these soon.
No party is complete without an awesome party favor (it’s my favorite part). For these adorable pool themed favorites I turned to Amazon to find goodies! A sand pail filled with goldfish crackers, Swedish fish, mini beach balls, animal goggles, tropical sunglasses, bubble wands, summer stickers and fish squirts. The great thing about Oriental Trading is you can order things by the dozen which is perfect. No trying to hunt down 10 of the same thing at the store.
All in all it was a huge success. Everyone had a blast and went home happy!