Pool Party Ideas for 10 Year Olds

pool party ideas for 10 year olds

Pool parties are a perfect option for kids to have fun. Throwing a pool party for 10 year olds can be a lot like a beach party without associated costs and hassles. There are some safety and fun tips to consider so that all guests enjoy themselves without incidents. Remember that the primary goal of throwing a kid pool party is fun. Therefore, make plans to throw the best party you can. Below are just a few pool party ideas for 10 year olds.

Guest List

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Work with your kid to create a reasonable guest list for the pool party. Be sure to keep the numbers manageable and decide on how many adults you will invite for supervision. More importantly, ensure you know the children who know how swim. Those that don’t will have to stay in the shallow end.

When inviting guests to the pool party, ensure they bring they bring with them their towels and swimsuits. You certainly do want to start lending out personal items.

You can make your invitations shaped like a beach umbrellas, suns, strawberries, watermelon wedges and many more, depending on your kids pool party theme. Send out invitations a few weeks in advance to kids and their parent know the details of the party.

Basic Supplies

For a great kid pool party, make sure you have all the basic supplies, such as cups, disposable plates, napkins, cover-up towels, sandals, etc. Be sure to include some rubber duckies, inflatable balloons and water noodle for the children to play with.


kids pool party decorations

Decorations are not necessarily important when it comes to pool parties. However, if you want, you can add an additional touch to yard. There are many DIY pool party decoration ideas you can execute. Get some paper cut out decorations and hang them outside. You can also add some fairy lights and hand them over the table area. Be sure to use other kid pool party decorations you may find appropriate. Your decorations should be guided by the theme of your pool party.


Playing and swimming in the pool will leave the kids feeling hungry.  Plan a menu full of delicious pool party foods, such as fresh lemonade, tacos, chips, guacamole, fresh watermelon slices and popsicles. If you want to add more snacks, fire up your grill and prepare some hot dogs and burgers for the kids. Make sure there are plenty of beverages to keep the kids hydrated.


kids pool party games

Plan some fun pool party games that will keep the kids engaged. Remember the kids will be already wet so choose water-based games that will keep them cool. Some of the best pool party games for kids include watermelon seed spitting contents, diving to retrieve colored rings, a water balloon toss among others. You can also let the kids run through the sprinkler or set up a slip and slide game. Make up some games with pool noodles, do balancing tricks, have relay races.


Adding music is an ideal way to create a fun and festive kid pool party. Create a playlist that includes some classic pool party songs.

By using these pool party ideas for 10 year olds, you will certainly have a fun and festive pool party. Remember that safety is paramount when dealing with kids. So, be sure to have plenty of adult supervision.

So there you have some pool party ideas for 10 year olds. Maybe check out our articles for pool party ideas for adults?