We still have about three weeks left of summer and so I decided to get my girl scout troop together and throw them a Pool Party.
They were met at the door with this cute sign I found at Michaels for 70% off! The little flip flop can be turned to say Open or Closed.
I didn't want to spend a lot of money on this party so I used a lot of things I already had, purchased some items at the Dollar Tree and Wal-Mart, made some things and used Free Printables I found on line.
I wish I would have saved where I found them so I could share with you but I didn't. If you happen to see any that are yours let me know and I will gladly give you credit.
Things like water toys, mini fans, candy and bubbles.
I also got them all flip flops. I put a cute printable on them and put them in a beach bucket. The girls thought they were a fun gift idea and all got to pick the color they wanted.
I just love all the fun printables out there for parties. I think they give every party just the perfect little pop that makes your party special.
For those of you who have not yet used printables, you can find them for any theme you can think of. You can purchase a full set for very little money on places like Etsy and blogs.
However, many places also offer free ones. They may not be a full set with water bottle labels, banners and so on but they still can be used to perk up your parties.
I printed out this cute Subway sign and stuck it in a frame I got from Dollar Tree and it looked very cute on the table.
Again, I found this for free! What can be better then that?
I also found this Have A Ball this Summer printable for free. Rather then have water balloons which make a mess to clean up, I got these water balls. That way the girls got to have a water fight and they can be reused. Plus, no clean up of the broken balloons.
I found a cute banner that matched our plates from the Dollar Tree and then I punched out the bright color paper into flower shapes and glued them on a long piece of twine in order to add to the fun feeling of the banner.
I tied the beach balls up over the table rather then using balloons or puff balls. I thought it looked cute and added to the theme.
I used yet another printable that said "Stay Cool this summer" and tied it to a box of Cool Pops. These were placed at each place setting as another little take home gift.
How funny! I just noticed the sign in the photo was cut wrong! Can you spot the mistake too?
Rather then buy food for the party, I just made Turkey and Cheese sandwiches. The girls enjoyed them better then if I purchased sandwiches from a store.
I also had chips, fruit salad, chocolate chip cookies and little mini pies I made the night before.
As most of you know, I love to can and so I made the pies with the fresh peach pie filling I had canned. This was the first time I had tried it and the pies sure were yummy! Every bite was gone off of every plate.
The girls went swimming awhile and then was in the mood for Snow Cones! Yes, the sign was another free printable!
They got to pick which flavors they wanted. We had Orange, Hawaiian Punch, Blue Hawaiian Punch and Cherry flavor.
I love the polka dot cups I found at Target and the Snow Cone holder.
After enjoying their snow cones, they got to swim and play water games for a few more hours. Then it was time to get out, dry off.
Each girl was then given a beach bucket to carry all her take home goodies in.
But our fun was not yet over. Later that night, we all got back together to go to a play. We saw Bye Bye Birdie.
Only one of the girls had seen the movie and so they didn't even really know what the story was about. However, they all left loving it and singing the songs.
We had a great day/night!