Wow your guests with a garland of beach balls hanging over the pool. Cheat a DIY by painting over plain paper lanterns instead, to get the same effect.
Do the same trick and pile on the beach ball lanterns on a wall to create your very photowall to snap away happy memories.
Don't let your snack table go bare; place pretty paper garlands in freehand watercolor design to for a pastel marble effect. Cut and experiment in different shapes.
Consider these instagrammable glass jars the highlight of your party, draw on pretty mandalas using a paint marker and your friends’ summer drink is complete.
Complete your party with a tropical DIY background for all the silly pics and selfies to take place.
Consider placing balloons inside your pool with heavy blocks to weigh them down. It definitely adds a whimsical appeal but could also double as props for a fun pool game, a race perhaps?
Go extra with the balloon idea above and decoupage tissue paper leaves to tie in your tropical escapade.
You could also add floral wreaths to let afloat in your pool, go for shapes or letters to spell out some fun in the sun!
You don't need a fancy concoction to create a yummy, refreshing frozen treat. Grab your fave tea bags and steep away. You could also cheat and use iced tea powder drinks too.
Store your party snacks in toy sand buckets with matching shovels for guests to use, it's a fun twist to regular serving tools.
Transform regular cupcakes into mermaids by adding a wafer cone on top and paper fins you can stick on with a toothpick. Get pastel colored icing for that summer vibe.
Set a comfy lounge area surrounded by pillows, rugs and umbrellas for shade.
Stage a water balloon fight so anyone who's not in the mood to swim will probably change their mind.
Throwback to smashing a piñata as a kid and make your own beach ball version. I think anyone would love free sweets, why not add other treats like lip balm, cute sticky notes, etc.
Scatter different colored palm leaves on your snack table or any table for that matter but no need to pick from your tree, colored paper will do.