When it comes to planning a fun summer party, hosting a pool party is the way to go. You are able to get a little sun, hang out with your friends and relax from the heat by having fun in the pool. Today I created a great preppy pool party theme that you could use for your next pool party.

When it comes to all things preppy you can't go wrong with stripes. If you are hosting the party at your home you can find great striped pillows, umbrellas, and a cabana that you can put out to decorate the area. Add a DIY party banner using striped scrapbook paper along with hanging paper lanterns and you have your decorations covered. You can also find striped towels and pool floats to put out for your guests when they first arrive.

For those celebrating a birthday, a preppy striped birthday invitation is a must. The invitation card above is from etsy shop
Cutsie Tie Dye Boutique and also comes in pink and green.
An easy way to add some preppyness to your food display (and provide for easy clean up) is through striped utensils, plates, straws, napkins and favor bags. I found all of these striped items on etsy, which is my go-to when it comes to finding party ideas and creative party items.
Striped Forks from Sucre Shop. Striped Favor Bags and Striped Straws from Enchanted Frog Events.
Striped Cups from
Paisley Palooza.
And you can't forget the food at this preppy pool party. You can serve popcorn in adorable striped popcorn boxes and cupcakes in striped liners. The cupcakes and popcorn idea came from the blog Lil Sugar. Serving cakepops at your preppy pool party is a great way to get creative and are an easy treat compared to a cake when you are outside at the pool. These whale cake pops are from The Party Wagon blog. To add more stripes to the preppy whale party the hostess used crepe paper to create a striped background.
I am in love with all of these preppy pool party finds today. I might even order some of those items from etsy just to have around for everyday use they are so cute! What is your must have when it comes to hosting or going to a pool party? Now all you have to do is go grab your suit and you are pool party ready!


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Yula McVay
08/02/2012 7:28pm

What a great party you would be in charge of--get me an invitation!!!!!
Love Gramma
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The Preppy Planner
08/02/2012 11:13pm

Thanks!! I'll send one right over! :)


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