hotel pool party ideas for 8-year-old

Mindi - posted on 05/20/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter will be having a pool party at a local hotel for her 8th birthday. We will likely be the only ones in the pool area. Do you have any ideas for games/activities to do when they are swimming? Also, do you have any ideas for gift bags with a pool theme?

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Mindi - posted on 05/22/2009

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One year at my daughter's party I thought the kids would just play outside on the swingset for a while (after we had played a few games). However, they didn't want to do that and began causing problems. Luckily there were other moms there and we quickly came up with some more games for them to play.



Same thing happened at her last party when we planned to watch the Hannah Montana concert on DVD. The girls didn't want to do that for very long. Luckily I had a couple of ideas in mind that we quickly did and the party was a great success.



Since then, I have learned to have some extra games/activities in mind for when the party doesn't go the way I planned. I assume just swimming will be fine, but I want to be prepared.



Donna, thanks for the gift ideas. I hadn't thought of the dollar store, but we have one nearby, so I will be stopping there.

Eve - posted on 05/20/2009

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My son recently attended a pool party, (my 8 y/o) and they did nothing but play in the pool the whole time except at cake and present time. There was nothing else they wanted to do.

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Sophia - posted on 09/27/2013

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I agree with Eve, you may have a few games but it will be hard to drag them out of the pool thy love it. You could put inflatables in there give them water toys if they are all well behaved kids and maybe water balloons. A lot depends on how much fun they are having without being directed by you and what the other hotel guests are doing.

Donna - posted on 05/22/2009

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go to the dollar store and see what you can find, you can find mini water guns , sunglassess.. all kinds of "pool/water" gifts..

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