Pool Party Decorations

Pool party decorations can reflect the theme of your pool party or simply provide splashes of color with inflatable floats, a pool full of beach balls, and bouquets of flowers or potted plants.

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Pool party decorations can be simple and inexpensive, yet they can turn an ordinary party into an extraordinary, memorable event.

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The most important tip for decorating around your pool is to use color and pool party lights if it is an evening pool party.

Colorful potted plants of geraniums, blooming gardenias, or bouquets of store bought flowers should surround your guests with color and fragrance.

Pool Party Decorations for the Gate

Start your party by greeting your guests with a decoration at the pool gate or along the path to the pool. 

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Beach gear or a colorful swim ring let your guests know the party is ready to begin.

flamingo pool party decorations

Flamingo yard art leads your guests to the party hub. 

Pool Party Decorations for the  Pool

Pool party decorations for the pool can be as simple as having several themed or colored beach balls floating around.

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Use inflatables - like these swans, stars and crescent moons for daytime decorations that automatically turn on when the sun goes down to floating pool lights. 

swan, moon, and star shaped floating pool lights

Use watermelon pool floats for a watermelon pool party or pizza floats for a pizza pool party.  

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What's cool about these pool float decorations is that they are there to great your guests and to set the pool party theme but later are fun for pool party games.

Colored Paper Lanterns

Colored paper lanterns add a festive touch as swimming pool decorations.

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Keep a consistent color combination - using the same colors for your invites, paper goods, flowers and pool decorations.

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Hang colored paper lanterns on the garden arbor, on tree branches, or from the ribs of the outdoor umbrella. 

Choose a color theme and repeat it in the table setting, the paper lanterns, and any other swimming pool decorations that you use.

It if is an evening party, use battery operated paper or nylon lanterns.

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Lighted colored lanterns provide lots of color while the sun is up and great pool party lights for when the sun goes down.

Party Hanging Paper Lanterns

Pool Party Decorations with a Theme

Consider using a pool party theme, like a Hawaiian Luau or a Let's Flamingle for your next swimming pool party. 

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The theme will give direction to your invitations, food, the color scheme and the decorations. 

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Use themed inflatable pool floats as pool decorations. 

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This summer we hosted a flamingo pool party.  Floating flamingos greeted guests by the gate and in the swimming pool.

Pool Party Theme Ideas

Inflatable Pool Party Decorations

I love plastic inflatable decorations. They can be set out early in the day and unlike paper decorations you don't need to worry about "iffy" weather. 

inflatable pool party decorations

We used these inflatable ice cream cones for our ice cream coned themed pool party. 

inflatable monkey

This 4 foot tall inflatable monkey greeted guests for our jungle pool party. 

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Inflatables love to get wet and we often move them from a pool party decoration to a pool party toy :)

They come in just about every shape - from dolphins and dinosaurs to whales and palm trees.

Inflatable Toys for Party Decorations

Floating Pool Party Decorations that Light Up

For an evening party set out lots of lights -  floating lights in the pool, on the path to the pool, on any steps, and around the perimeter of the pool.

These solar floating pool lights are "anchored" with clear string on a weighted washer from the hardware store. 

two swan floating pool lights

Our two favorite lighted pool swans grace the pool for evening pool party decorations. 

Outdoor Party Lights

Outdoor party lights are an inexpensive way to make sure that there are no dark areas. 

Swimming Pool Fountains

Swimming pool fountains provide a source of a refreshing visual delight and a calming sound of splashing water.

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They can be easily installed and removed.

We use a floating pool fountain that sits in the middle of our pool.

They are great pool decorations for daytime parties or get a lighted fountain for evening entertainment.

The soothing splashing sound and the refreshing site adds to any pool party ambience.

Table Pool Party Decorations

Set a beautiful outdoor table with an easy to clean green and white checked polyester tablecloth with coordinating tableware, outdoor drink glasses and a floral bouquet.  

pool party table with pineapple water dispenser and cups

A bouquet of colorful zinnias are used as the centerpiece. 

Pool party decorations set the mood for your party starting at the pool gate and be sure to add some cool floats or pool fountains for swimming pool decorations. 

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