Pool party games

Pool parties are the mother of all parties, and pool party games are a must. When you are lucky enough to have a pool(or you live somewhere where it's common), you absolutely have to throw a pool party.

Another fun option is to rent a pool facility for your party. It's a great idea for celebrating special occasions, like birthdays and anniversaries.

Some wet and fun pool party games:

  • Cock fights No, this is not the Mexican cock fighting. This is a water based activity that you can do in a swimming pool. It's fun, it's wet and it's easy to do.
  • Diving race Jump in and see who's the best diver! This is a fun diving game that you can play in pairs, and you can even make a competition out of it.
  • Dizzy bat It's a really fun game where you spin around a baseball bat. It's meant for outdoor parties and picnics.
  • Eating contests Throwing an eating contest could be a great idea for your party. No better way to fill up your guests with junk food:)
  • Floater water polo You can play regular water polo... or you can play an ultra fun party version of water polo!
  • Ice tag This is a really, really, really fun version of Tag. Perfect for a summer pool party or pretty much any hot summer party.
  • Pool push party game A fun pool party game where you can push your friends in the pool... but you have to obey the rules.
  • Top Town rip off Ever seen the New Zealand show Top town? Well this is a rip off of that show. You can make a similar competition right in your swimming pool.
  • Tossing party games What the hell are tossing party games? Well, party games where you toss things around, or better yet, at a target and try to be better at it than your friends:)
  • Tug of war It's a classic party game perfect for picnics, pool parties or any other outdoor party... even an indoor party, if you want to go a little crazy:)
  • Water races There are all sorts of water based races that you can organize. They are guaranteed to get everyone wet and happy.
  • Wet musical chairs This is a spin off from regular musical chairs. It's kind of dangerous because of wet, slippery floor at a swimming pool, but it's really fun.


About pool parties

Pool parties are the ultimate party form in my book. There's nothing better than drinking cocktails, sunbathing, listening to good music and watching girls in bikinis walk around.

That being said, you can also go a different way. Pool parties can also be a family appropriate events where friends get together for a little BBQ, swimming and kids play around with the sprinkler system.

In any case, you need to supply some food appropriate to your pool party. A BBQ or some outdoor wok cuisine is usually the way to go. As for drinks, cocktails and fresh fruit juice are probably solid choices. If you're having a BBQ, don't forget the beer:)

Also get some fun music. Something dancable... and if there are kids, get some special music for them as well.

Since a pool is also a great prop for all sorts of games, you really should organize a few pool party games. You can do a lot of different stuff, just browse around this website and you'll get a bunch of good ideas. It might be a good idea to check out the Hawaiian luau section as well, these two types of parties go really well together and the same games can be fun for both.

Remember to be careful not to slip and fall on the wet floor and don't forget to have fun!

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