Keep decorations to a minimum, make sure you have a sign or two directing people to your party location, especially if it’s a large beach or pool.
Have plenty of adult supervision, or encourage parents to stay and keep an eye on their children. Don’t rely on the lifeguards in a busy swimming area to see what every child is doing.
Plan some fun water games:
- Play hot potato with a beach ball.
- Simon says in the water.
- Have relay races where the children run or swim out around an adult and back to the start to tap another player.
- If the pool or beach will allow it have a water balloon toss.
- Have a set of rubber rings, and have a couple teams try to see who can pass the ring over all their players the fastest.
- Set up a water obstacle course.
- Set up a water volleyball, or basketball game.
- Don’t forget to just let the kids have their own time to swim, and just have fun.