Welcome to my Pool Party
A couple of weeks ago, I hosted a pool party for some of my daughter's friends. I'm not sure who had more fun - the girls or me?
When I started planning this party, I turned to pinterest for some nautical inspiration. (Talk about inspiration overload.) I loved this cute idea of wrapping plastic silverware in blue napkins and securing it with a rope and a life saver for a pool party.
I continued with my blue theme by dressing up the drinks for the pool party as well. I used scrapbook paper to make labels for the water bottles and tied coordinating blue ribbon on the root beer bottles.
I also served some "time for a dip salsa" with "surfboards". (Longboard chips from Trader Joe's.)
I served cheeseball "beach balls" in blue paper cups.
I also treated the girls to rainbow gelatin wedges.
The main dessert was cake but I also offered flip flop cookies,
and rice crispy "starfish."
These were a lot of fun to make. I started by making a batch of rice crispy treats and butting them into stars with a large cookie cutter.
Next, I frosted the outside of each star with vanilla frosting.
Finally, I dipped each frosted star in crushed graham crackers and added some eyes.
After the girls had eaten, I could tell that the massive amounts of sugar were starting to have an effect on them so we headed straight to the pool to burn off some extra energy.
There were frosted cheerio "floats" and club mini "beach towels."
There were mini nilla wafer "suns" and colored "goldfish."
There were pretzel "beach balls" and scoops "boats."
Each girl filled their bag with goodies and made their own unique snack mix. This was one of their favorite parts of the party. I tied them all up with a pretty blue ribbon and I took them to the pool for the time when the inevitable munchies hit.
The party was a big success. The weather cooperated and the girls had a great time.