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How to Host a Pool Party on a Budget

Summer is all about having fun and entertaining! Learn how to host a pool party on a budget.

how to host a budget pool party this summer

What could scream summer louder than a pool party? Everyone’s splashing around. There’s good food and music. And, it’s a great way to beat the heat.

What it doesn’t have to be is expensive. There are so many ways to save money on a pool party. Whether you limit your guest list or watch the sales papers for the best prices on the things you’ll need, you can host a pool party on a budget.

Tips to host a budget pool party

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Invite Your Closest Friends

First things first. Don’t invite the whole neighborhood. Invite a few close friends and family members.

The smaller the guest list, the less you’ll need to buy. Not to mention that people seem to have a better time when it’s just a few people rather than a huge crowd. You’ll be making memories rather than trying to keep up with everyone who is there.

Hit the Dollar Tree for Decorations and Supplies

The Dollar Tree is a must when throwing a pool party on a budget. You can find awesome pool floats and toys, decorations, napkins, plates, cups, and more. You can even find pool noodles and make your own Pool Noodle Fireworks.

You’ll be amazed at how much awesome stuff you can buy when compared to the prices at Walmart or Target.

Keep the Menu Simple

The menu doesn’t have to be grilled steak and fingerling potatoes. Something as simple as hot dogs with baked beans and potato salad can be great food for a pool party.

You can add some chips, drinks, ice cream for dessert and you’re good to go. The less work you have to do the better.

Watch the Sales Papers for Grocery Deals

During the summer months, you can find so many awesome deals on everything from soda to potato chips to ground beef and chicken to ice cream. Check your grocery store ads and see what’s on sale that week.

You can plan your menu around the sales and have a very inexpensive party. Even condiments, watermelon, and hot dog buns will be on sale. You may even want to stock up so that you and your family can enjoy great summer food all summer long.

Send the Kids Home with Something Fun

Last, but not least, if you want a treat to send the kids home with, make little goodie bags using stuff from the Dollar Tree. You could even send them home with pool floaties. At only $1 each, you can afford to give the things away. The Dollar Tree also has a lot of summer goodies that adults will love as a party favor!

A pool party doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, shopping smart will allow you to have an amazing pool party on even the tiniest budget.

Just keep your guest list small and your menu simple. Everyone will have an awesome time and you’ll love the fact that your bank account didn’t have to suffer for it. Have a great party!

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This is such a great summer crafting idea. My pool noodle fireworks craft is made entirely of stuff from the Dollar Tree! If you like Dollar Tree crafts this is a great one to try this summer. An easy craft for kids or adults. 

Make this easy Pool Noodle Fireworks Craft