13 Pool Games and Activities to Play Before Summer Ends
With summer in full swing, hours spent poolside are a given. And that watery oasis is the perfect place to catch up on a good read, throw a pool party with friends, or just selfie the day away on your Insta-worthy floatie (just remember the SPF, please). If find yourself hanging with your crew by the pool, then consider these exciting activities to keep you busy in the heat of the day. Scroll down for 13 interactive games that are sure to be a cool blast in the heat!
Take a break from chillaxin’ on your pink flamingo and challenge your besties to a jousting festival with hot dog floaties. These inflatable pups are sure to foster some serious competition in party goers of all ages.
It’s hard to properly host a pool party without a killer photo backdrop. DIY a bright balloon wall to give you *all* the photo opps you and your BFFs could ever want. (via Oh Happy Day)
Ring toss just got a very adorable — and trendy — upgrade. And TBH, that cactus is cute enough to leave around the pool as decor when you’re not challenging your friends to a game.
There are chairs, a table, and even a cooler in the middle of this bad boy. Not only will you have a flat surface for waterproof games, but you will literally NEVER have to leave the comfort of your pool.
Because nothing says “party” like confetti! Kick off your summer celebration in style with a sparkle-filled take on the classic beach ball.
Snag some balls from your beer ponging friends and have a blast serving up aquatic fun for hours and hours.
This game should be mandatory at all outdoor festivities. Floating corn hole adds an extra challenge and is SO addicting — you’ll be a party winner even if you’re losing.
Once the soda bottles are empty, line ’em up for a game of miniature bowling. Make an alley out of pool noodles and a lane with a yoga mat. (via Polkadot Chair)
Beer + Pool = Winning. Take the beer pong table into the water and you can stay cool while you practice taking your best shot.
Water balloons aren’t just for the kiddos. Peeps of all ages can enjoy a bucket filled with them for sneak attacks. (via The Sweetest Occasion)
Forget getting sand all up in your swimsuit — pool volleyball is where it’s at. Plus, the setup and cleanup are simple: Just inflate, play hard, and then deflate when you’re ready for cocktails and snacks.
Once the sun goes down, it’s time to put the pool floats to good use and set up a casual movie night. Project your fave film against a fence or wall and plop a floating drink bar down to keep everyone well lubricated. (via Oh Happy Day)
Sometimes simple games are best, especially when they’re oversized and floating. Everyone will love this unique tic-tac-toe board that’s easy to inflate and deflate.