Beach Theme Pool Party Ideas for Teens and Tweens

Sweet Sixteen Pool Party Decorations and Ideas

Planning a pool party for a sweet 16? A beach themed pool party is a lot of fun! It can be difficult to plan a birthday party theme for teens and tweens. Even if you don't have a "real" pool you can have a pool party for a sweet 16 birthday party. Just get an inflatable pool (or two) and add lots of fun decorations and beach themed food. We love planning parties with The Oriental Trading; they are our go to spot for summer fun. They have the most fun decorations at the best prices. So, have the best pool party ever for teens or tweens with these pool party activities, food, and fun decorating ideas with a pink and green flamingo theme. Enjoy!

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Beach Theme Pool Party Ideas for Teens and Tweens
Beach Theme Pool Party Ideas for Teens and Tweens.

Every beach party (especially one for girl's or my son whose favorite color in hot pink) needs some pink beach theme party supplies like flamingos. OT has the perfect beach themed pool decor: flamingo straws, inflatable flamingo cup holders for the pool, flamingo lights, flamingo pinwheels, and flamingos for the yard!

flamingo beach theme party supplies
Stick these in the yard and make a flamingo obstacle course!

flamingo beach theme party supplies
flamingo party lights

Flamingo Pink Pin Wheels Party Decorations
Stick these in the food display or line a walkway with them.

Pool Party Ideas for Teens and Tweens

For your beach party theme, you will need a pool. If you don't already have one, get an inflatable pool. Once you have a pool, (or three) you'll need to get beach theme pool party decorations and games. We like to purchase tons of inflatable beach balls and cover the pool with them. They make great party favors to take home, and the guests will enjoy playing with them  throwing them at each other's heads. As we see, perfectly designed pool floats serve as both entertainment and decoration for your pool party. You can have a wide variety of inflatables to choose from and with so many options available make sure to find the perfect inflatable to suit your needs. Inflatables are also very easy to set up and take down, so you can easily take them with you for other occasions. Best of all, they are very affordable, so you can get a lot of use out of them without breaking the bank. 

These beach balls are a fun activity for kids of all ages. Grab some Glam Sharpie Markers and color your own beach ball! These would be fun for a Dory and Nemo theme party too! Another fun pool activity is to get a bunch of swim goggles and play underwater games for the pool.

underwater games for pool

Squirt gun painting is a fun pool party activity too. Be sure to get lots of squirt guns! Get the directions at Fireflies and Mudpies.

squirt gun painting
How to paint with squirt guns by Fireflies and Mudpies.

paint with squirt guns

Decorate the serving table with fun beach themed party lights and use sand pails to serve the food and drinks. To match the flamingo beach party theme, get solid color tableware in pink and green

green paper party supplieshot pink paper party supplies

serve food in sand pails for beach party

serve food in sand pails for beach party

You'll want to get super fun party favors for teens and tweens. Along with the take home beach balls, get these pre-prepped beach theme party favors on the Oriental Trading website. They pair nicely with your beach theme pool decor from above.

beach theme party favors
Beach theme party favors.

Beach Theme Party Food

Whatever beach theme party food you serve, serve it up in colorful beach pails like the ones below.

Beach theme party food is easy to make. Make these sand dollar cookies from Mama Miss before the party or with the teens. Aren't they amazing? You might also like these sand castle cupcakes. Here's a cool beach ball fruit and vegetable tray we found on Pinterest, while you're there be sure to follow us!

How adorable are these beach theme flip-flop sandwiches from Pretti Mini?

beach theme party food flip flop sandwiches for tweens and teens
Beach theme party food: flip-flop sandwiches.

Do you have pictures from a beach theme party for teens or tweens? How about fun recipes? Share in the comments!

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