Welcome to “DIY” Parties! On a budget! The idea is to be able to throw an awesome party- without having to hire someone or break the bank!
This adorable party came about because we wanted to have a pool party for my 6 year daughter and her dance class friends! Inspiration for the party? The colors of her tap costume! Blue and Pink! I threw out the idea of a pool party to the dance moms and they immediately were excited! I quickly went into Canva and made an invitation titled “Dancing into Summer!” and onto the Dollar tree I went! Let the party planning begin and let’s make a splash!
Goodie Bags for a Pool Party:
These adorable Summer Vibes bags were the perfect start to party planning! I knew I wanted to fill it with pink sunglasses (also the dollar tree!) I had to go to multiple stores to get the 18 that I needed but it all worked out! I also found these adorable “Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: A Cinderella Ballerina Mystery” books to put in the bag. Each kid also got a ballerina chocolate lollipop and a pink lei.
Setting up for Pool Party:
Setting up for the party included a photo booth with pink streamers, pink ring floats and pink and white beach balls. There was also a lemonade stand!
The dance costume really complemented the gift bags and the light up jump ropes! I printed a name tag for each bag as well and just placed them in the front of the bag. Using the same template in Canva. I just create the print in Canva and print as a 4×6 picture at Walgreens or Walmart. It is super cheap if you have the time to create!
Time for some Pool Party Quotes!
I love printing party themed quotes and putting in frames from the dollar tree! For this party I did the following quotes:
I was as at my sister in laws house and she had the Figi Water Bottles and I was like “these would be perfect for the pool party! The colors matched perfectly!
I don’t know about anyone elses kids but my kids LOVE rock candy! It was easy to find the pink and blue to buy together because there is a lot of gender reveal items the same color scheme!
My mom also made the ballerina Lollipops For Pool Party ! Details Below!
Chocolate Lollipops are one of my favorite favors to give to the kids to take home! What you need to make:
- Ballerina Chocolate Mold
- Chocolate Melts- Depending on Color
- Sticks and Clear Bags
At the dollar tree they had this “Sweet Summer” sign and I figured an ice cream station made sense for a pool party! The ice cream dishes, spoons and trays were from the dollar tree this year and I had some sprinkles already and added in the pink and blue ones (again probably from a gender reveal theme!)
My daughter and niece having a blast!
Anyone else have a 6 year old want to use a peace sign in every picture!?
Kendall’s personalized towel was a gift from her Grandma– my son got one too! It’s so nice to bring to parties etc and also send to school- you know it hers!
She’s so silly!
The beach balls were from Party City!
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Pool Party Supplies:
- Ballerina Lollipop Mold
- Pink and Blue Sprinkles
- Pink Backdrop for Photo Booth
- Fiji Water
- Pink Tray
- Beach Balls
- Rock Candy
- Juice Barrels
- Blue and White Striped Towels
In store- Dollar Tree:
- Summer Vibes Bag
- Nancy Drew Book
- Light up Jump ropes
- Pink Ring Floats
- Sweet Summer Ice Cream Sign
Some more “Prepping for the Party” Pics!! I sure LOVE planning a party!