Nothing beats a fun filled pool party, especially when it is for a child’s birthday. With so many different games available for a pool, there really is no shortage to how much fun you can have. So even if there is just a few people coming over, or if you are expecting your child’s entire school class, there is more than enough events for everyone to take advantage of, regardless of their age.
Just because you are in the pool doesn’t mean a game of basketball can’t be played. Sure, it isn’t possible to dribble the ball, but you can still dunk it into the Giant Spring Jam Basketball Hoop. This game is a floatable hoop, perfect for inflatable balls. Because there is no backboard the participants can score from any side of the hoop, which makes it a completely new element to the game. So instead of just shooting at a hoop that is off the side of the pool, the hoop is right in the middle, and the game can completely shift, depending on how the water is pushing the basketball hoop.
Pool Pong Table
For smaller groups that love table tennis, this floating table tennis game is excellent pool toys for all ages. It takes a completely different kind of strategy, depending on how the game is floating on the pool. It is even more of a challenge in the deep end, where neither contestant can touch the bottom of the pool and they need to tread water in order to hit the ball back at the other opponent.
Water Bocce Pool Game
Similar to the popular outdoor land game, but in the pool, the water bocce pool game is an excellent use of pool toys. With the pool toys, you place a large disc on the other end of the pool, and each player (there are usually two different teams) takes turns flinging their disk towards the floating larger disc. The team with the closest disc to the center of the larger disc wins the round. There is no limit to the number of players you use, and you can have different teams compete against one another, where the winning team takes on the winner from the next match. This way, you can create an almost tournament like atmosphere at the birthday pool party. This is perfect for smaller groups, as larger groups at the party may end up waiting around forever to play. Up to four people usually play at once, which is why it is best for a smaller pool party scene.
A great and inexpensive way to have individuals at the pool party compete against one another. The diving sticks are tossed into the bottom of the pool and, once the sticks have reached the bottom, it is a race to see who can pick up the most sticks while diving and swimming down to the bottom of the pool. Nobody really knows who has the most amount of sticks until they reach the surface. It is both a game of quickness, and to see who is able to hold their breath the longest. Of course, this game is usually just done between a handful of people, but if you have multiple pool games going on at the same time, it is a fantastic way to keep everyone at the pool party entertained. Just make sure to provide goggles to the children playing this game, as it is important to be able to see underwater, and sometimes the chlorine in the pool is dangerous.
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