Surfin’ Into Summer Pool Party

School is out and we’re celebrating with a bright and fun Surfin’ Into Summer Pool Party!

Surfin Into Summer End of Year Party

Last year we celebrated the end of the year with a Popsicle Pool Party and since I love traditions we couldn’t let this school year end without a celebration. Hosting a simple party at the neighborhood pool is a great way to accommodate a large group of people and it really is the perfect way to welcome summer.  I wanted everything to be bright, bold and fun, just like our summer plans.

Surfin Into Summer Style

I decided on a Surf Shack style party and asked Carli from Dimpleprints to help me create a fun invitation and party printables for our Surfin’ Into Summer Party.  I loved the fun design with the surfboards and the bright colors made it easy to throw everything else together.  You can download the entire party package for only $3, talk about an awesome deal!

Surfin Into Summer

Surfboard Lollipops

Beach Balls

I kept everything pretty simple.  Bright beach buckets were filled with goldfish, fresh fruit and “pool noodle” twizzlers, “inner tube” candy, “shark bait” Swedish Fish, and “Shark Attack” Jell-o Cups.  I found these adorable surfboard lollipops at Oriental Trading, aren’t they fun?!?

Surfboards and Sharks

Hang Ten Water

Shark Attack Jello Cups

Our little Surf Shack was made extra special for the kids with goodies I ordered from Oriental Trading.  I knew I wanted to have lots of things to keep the kids entertained and I also wanted them to double as party favors.  I purchased mini beach balls, leis, sunglasses and piled them in buckets around our little “Surf Shack.”  The kids could grab and have fun with them at the pool or wait and take them home to enjoy throughout the summer.  My favorite part was the inflatable surfboards, the kids absolutely loved taking turns “surfing” and it provided lots of laughs!  If you’re looking for party favors or decor for your beach themed party Oriental Trading has a huge selection and great prices that will make your event a big hit!

Bucket of Beach Balls

Surfin Into Summer Accessories

Sunglasses and Beach Balls

One of the best parts about hosting a pool party is the kids are happily entertained.  Everyone had a blast splashing around in the pool, surfing on their inflatable surfboards and sneaking treats from the “Surf Shack”  I loved carrying on the tradition of throwing an end of year party and Surfin’ Into Summer in style!

Surfin Into Summer Party

Surfer Girls

Surfer Dude

Do you have any special end of school traditions?  Or do you have a fun way to celebrate the start of summer?


Vendor Credits:

Party Styling and Photography – Giggles Galore

Printables – Dimpleprints

Beach Balls, Inflatable Surfboards, Leis, Sunglasses, Surfboard Lollipops- Oriental Trading

 “This is a sponsored post for Oriental Trading. All opinion are 100% my own. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the products listed above. Giggles Galore may have received payment, trade and/or products in exchange for promoting.”

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. LOVE this idea…so clever! Great job Mariah!

  2. LOVE this!!! Great job!!

  3. Looks so refreshing! I love traditions too!! Great idea!

  4. What an amazing party! The theme is so perfect for kicking off summer. Those shark attack treats are brilliant!

  5. Love it! You’ve inspired me to go throw a little pool party for our friends! Fantastic ideas.

  6. Such a cheerful and fun party! I’m heading over to party with y’all. 😉

  7. What a fantastic job – I love the colors…. everything is perfect for summer. Those shark attack cups are too cute!

  8. So cute, Mariah! Love how colorful and fun it is!

  9. My son is young yet but I definitely want to do something like this when he’s older. A wonderful tradition and great memories for your children. Love the bright, fun set up!

  10. such a fun party & cute theme! We always do a back to school party in August so I am definitely going to remember to look at supplies through Oriental Trading as they look like they have some cute stuff!

  11. So cute! We have a summer birthday coming up, and this theme would be perfect. Thanks for sharing at the Totally Terrific Tuesday link up.

  12. So fun! reminds me of pool parties my friend would have, and we’d all bring potluck to share, and I brought an ice cream cake.

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