13 Fun-Filled Pool Party Ideas For Kids (2024)

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Need some inspiring pool party ideas for kids? We get it! For kids with spring or summer birthdays, there’s nothing like a pool party to celebrate the occasion. If you want to make your little one’s next party extra special, you need an amazing theme.

To help your creativity flow, here are 13 fun-filled pool party ideas for kids. And if you don’t have a pool in your own backyard, you can find and rent one on Peerspace, helping take your child’s special party to the next level. Peerspace is the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals and connects you with kid-friendly spaces in cities across the globe. We’ll introduce you to a few of these ahead with our pool party ideas for kids!

1. Get magical by throwing a mermaid pool party 

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Is your little one obsessed with mermaids? Try out this adorable pool party idea for kids. Throw a mermaid-themed pool party with plenty of flippers, undersea inflatables, and pearl-inspired treats.

If you want to make things extra special, you could hire a mermaid performer to play in the pool with the kids, or host at a venue fit for a mermaid, like this resort-style pool. It’s a Hollywood Hills Mediterranean mansion that just happens to offer you access to a gorgeous pool any mermaid would love to swim. Kids will love the bi-level pool and the adults will no doubt feel like A-listers when they gather and chat on the poolside loungers.

2. Add a darling Disney theme by hosting a Moana pool party 

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Does the ocean call your little one like Moana? Put a Polynesian twist on the pool party by giving it a Moana theme! You can serve up delicious Moana-inspired party treats, like Heart of Tefiti cookies or shiny Tamatoa cupcakes, and decorate the venue with tropical-inspired decor.

To take things to the next level, try hosting at a pool with a tropical vibe, like this tropical home with a heated pool. This Los Angeles, CA home offers you indoor and outdoor access, making it great for large kids’ parties. The pool itself is salt water and can be heated if necessary. The host provides towels, pool floaties, a playground, a grill for barbecuing, a speaker system, and seating. Sounds like all of the makings of an amazing party to us!

Read up about more of our Moana-inspired party ideas here!

3. Have a Baby Shark pool party kids and adults will love

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This pool party idea for kids is ideal for younger kids or toddlers. Break out the shark inflatables and throw a Baby Shark-inspired pool party.  

For little ones who haven’t earned their fins just yet, why not fill up an inflatable kiddie pool where they can splash around? You can also keep an eye out for pools with a shallow end, like this urban oasis with lush tropical foliage in Miami, FL. It not only has a sparkling pool, but swings, tiki hut tents, hammocks, fire pits, and comfy seating.

This is one of those Peerspace rental venues that gets tons of love from the Peerspace community, thanks to its amazing host and stunning setup. Here’s one review as an example to show you what we mean: “AHHHMAZING. The place was everything and more. The hosts were incredible!”

4. Nemo pool party

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Is your little one obsessed with Nemo and Dory? Take a page out of P. Sherman’s book and throw a Nemo-inspired pool party for your little one. 

Decorate with clownfish-inspired colors, like orange and white, or keep the party Finding Dory-centric, with decor in shades of blue. Throw in an adorable Nemo-inspired cake, and your party guests will have enough fuel to “just keep swimming” all afternoon. 

Consider renting this Disney theme fun house in Four Corners, FL as your party pad. It not only has a gated pool in the backyard, but it also boasts a Finding Nemo-themed bedroom, perfect for when your little one needs a nap!

5. …Or have fun with a Luca-themed pool party 

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Is your little one not a fan of Nemo? Don’t worry. There’s a newer Pixar movie on the block with plenty of undersea fun – Luca. To put a Luca-inspired spin on the pool party, you could serve up Italian treats like gelato, or play the movie’s soundtrack to set the scene.

Keep an eye out for pools with a relaxed country vibe, like this country oasis in Santa Clarita, CA with crystal blue water. It’s the perfect place to channel the beauty of Portorosso in the real world. Your child will love the pool, the covered outdoor lounge, and the fact that you can cook up some hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill!

6. Thrill your little matey by having a pirate pool party

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This pool party idea for kids is amazing for pirate lovers. Throw a swashbuckling pirate-inspired pool party, complete with plenty of chocolate doubloons and Pirate’s booty for snacks. For a fun party game, hide some “buried treasure” somewhere in your venue and give the kids a list of clues to find it.

Want to up the ante at your pirate bash? This incredible splash mountain pool in Keaau, HI has a realistic rock feature with built-in waterslides, perfect for swashbuckling fun in the sun. 

And as a Peerspace reviewer shares: “We had sooo much fun! It was easy working with Heath through email to get the booking done! Heath has many package deals to fit your occasion. The area was ready for us to roll up, unload and get into that beautiful pool! The pool is made for all ages. We had an awesome time!!”

Check out even more swashbuckling pirate party ideas here!

7. Create instant tropical vibes with a jungle expedition pool party 

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Want to put a tropical touch on your pool party? Pay homage to the tropics and host a pool party with a jungle adventure vibe. You can decorate with greenery and tropical flowers, making your pool seem like a jungle watering hole. 

Don’t feel like decorating? Check out tropical Peerspace pools, like this paradise pool and spa. This Vista, CA backyard space boasts a saltwater pool, a hot tub for the adults, and shaded seating. There’s even a waterslide that’s perfect for jungle adventurers. 

“Amazing hosts, fantastic space, very accommodating and helpful in the food and entertainment planning for the event,” shares an informative Peerspace reviewer.

8. Deep-sea pool party 

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The deep sea is home to some of the most bizarre and fascinating creatures in the world, like giant squids and anglerfish. Captivate your child’s imagination by hosting a pool party inspired by the creatures of the deep sea. 

Have giant squid inflatables to play with, or decorate with jellyfish lanterns. You can make it even more magical by hosting it at a pool designed for nighttime swimming, like this pool rental at a mid-century modern home in Los Angeles, CA. This amazing home is perfect for hosting a kid’s party since it also provides an entry pond with floating steps that lead to a large shallow water area. Adults will appreciate the on-site infinity Jacuzzi, lava rock fireplace, and cozy loungers.

9. Go big by hosting an Aquaman pool party 

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Does your little one love superheroes? You’ve got to check out this pool party idea for kids. Throw an Aquaman-inspired pool party with plenty of undersea-inspired fun. You could keep it classic with theming based on the comic books or style your decor after Jason Momoa’s DC movie.

Don’t forget to scout out a Peerspace pool, like this resort-style pool near Atlanta, GA. It boasts a grotto cave, waterfall, and slide that Aquaman himself would adore.

10. Get sporty with a volleyball and basketball pool party 

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This kid’s pool party idea is perfect for little ones with tons of energy. Grab a beach volleyball net designed for the pool and a poolside basketball net and let your kids have fun lobbing the ball around. It’s a great way for everyone to work up their appetite for cake!

To make your job easier, host at a Peerspace pool that features a basketball net and a volleyball net, like this fun in the sun space in Bowie, MD. It’s a backyard oasis that features an in-ground pool, outdoor seating, a charcoal grill, and of course, those pool-perfect volleyball and basketball nets.

11. Get colorful with a Rainbow Fish pool party 

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Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister is a classic picture book that’s earned a spot in children’s libraries across the globe. Encourage your little one’s love for reading by hosting a rainbow fish-themed pool party. 

Have plenty of rainbow-inspired decorations for the occasion and a shiny cake or cupcakes, like the Rainbow fish’s scales. Keep an eye out for colorful Peerspace pools, like this heated backyard pool in Los Angeles, CA. It’s colorful landscaping and decor are sure to impress even a rainbow fish itself.

“Had an amazing experience renting this space,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “The host was very pleasant and accommodating with any request I had. I would definitely rent this space again.”

Our 11 cool rainbow party ideas offer you even more rainbow-party fun!

12. Celebrate southwest culture with a fiesta pool party

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Head south of the border with this pool party idea for kids. 

Make your little one’s pool party an outdoor fiesta with inflatable cacti and Mexican-inspired party food. You can make your pool party fiesta even more fun by hosting it at a modern Southwest home with a private pool with a southwestern flair. It’s a Tucson, AZ home with a private pool, loungers, a barbecue grill, and warm southwest decor.

13. Get creative by throwing a Lego pool party

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No matter how old you get, Legos are something we all love. Celebrate your little one’s love for their favorite building bricks by throwing a Lego-themed pool party! Blocky inflatables and square-shaped pool noodles make the perfect decorations for the water. A Lego cake is a must, too! 

And of course, you can count on Peerspace to have amazing venues for your Lego-inspired pool party, like this adorable backyard paradise. It’s an LA home with the most eclectic and colorful backyard we’ve seen, making it ideal for all your pool party ideas for kids.

Get more inspiration by checking out our unique Lego birthday party ideas for your little builder!

Pool party ideas for kids: conclusion

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We hope this guide has shown you that sourcing unique pool party ideas for kids doesn’t have to be a challenge. In fact, with Peerspace, it can be downright easy! All you need is to book the perfect pool party venue for your little one and coordinate the details with the local host.

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