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Pool parties usually start sounding like a good idea as spring melts away the last of the winter chills. By the time summer is in full swing, pool parties can turn in to regular weekly events. The best part is you can host one of your own with very little expense. Even if you don’t have a pool, no problem, host your party at the local city pool!  All you need is a few supplies and a bit of imagination!

You will need to make a decision on a theme for your pool party. Yes, a "pool party" is a theme in and of itself; however, it has been done a million times. Add extra spark to your party by infusing it with something else. A "Jaws" theme party can end with cooling down and gathering to watch the thriller. Shark toys and floating devices are a must for that particular theme.  "Hawaiian Party" or "High School Musical" are a couple of other alternative themes that could also be easy to work with.

When planning your party be sure to arrange for other activities besides swimming. Think of pool games to play, such as water volley ball. Provide several beach balls for spur of the moment ball games in and near the water. It would also be fun to set up a table or two topped with a water resistant board games, for those taking time out of the water. For added fun set up a water slide if you have room in your yard. A 30 year old can suddenly feel 10 again when sliding on one. Try to be sure that you set up lots of chairs for lounging and just hanging out. The trick to a successful pool party is to keep all your guests, in and out of the water, entertained at the same time.

If you want to keep with a beach design, purchase blue or beige paper plates, plastic utensils and napkins. If you decide on another theme, switch out the colors to best correspond to your pool party theme.

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