A great way to escape the cold winter weather is by having an indoor pool party. For our oldest daughter’s 10th birthday (which I can’t believe was four years ago), we decided to throw her a “Winter Beach Party.” While the night before, there was a huge snow storm, those two hours were such a great afternoon escape. It was the perfect party for our summer-loving beach girl.
The best part about throwing this party was that we all enjoyed preparing for this double digit celebration. If you have a tween that loves to craft, there are many ways to get him or her involved in pulling this themed party off. In this post, I’m going to share with you helpful planning tips and a few DIY ideas that we loved.
We were able to book our pool party through our local recreation center. This was our most convenient option as well as the most budget friendly. If your local rec center does not have an indoor pool, other great options to explore are local gyms and hotels.
Here are three fitness clubs in Westchester that offer pool party options:
Beach Ball Invitations
Personalizing mini beach balls are a cute and creative way to invite guests to your party. These beach ball invitations are easy to execute and make for great pre-party favors.
What you need:
We used colored sharpies to write out the invitation details on the beach balls:
You are invited to Bailey’s Winter Beach Birthday Party!
The weather outside is frightful, but the indoor pool will be delightful!
Bring a swimsuit and towel!
Flip Flop Favor Bags
Making these treat bags was fun and easy and most of the work was done by the birthday girl. Click here for the instructions.
Step 1. Bake and ice the cupcakes. We tried to create the look of waves on one side of the cupcakes and we sprinkled graham cracker crumbs on the other side to represent sand.
Step 2. Create your beach goers. We used teddy grahams and cookie icing swimsuits to make our swimmers and sunbathers.
Step 3. Create your beach scene. Raid the supermarket for Swedish fish, gumballs, gummy sharks, sticks of gum (for beach towels and chairs) and so on to create fun beach scenes. You have complete creative freedom over decorating the cupcakes.
Party Craft Activity
We set up a flip flop making craft table to occupy guests as they arrived. The finished products were also a great party favor.
For more winter beach party ideas, visit my Pinterest board.