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    Default Home pool parties - fun or too dangerous?

    My niece asked me if she can have a pool party here for her 9th birthday - I said yes as I love organising parties and we have a great pool/yard - but everyone is talking/scaring me out of it!

    She wants 10 kids, some boys as well, have you had a pool party at home and was it ok? We would have at least 2 adults in the pool area supervising at all times but with 10 kids running/jumping/playing is there bound to be accidents ? Do I ask all the parents to stay and watch ( all the kids can swim) if I say no running/diving/ jumping will they be bored? What pool games/activities or any other advice you think we would need or is it too hard?

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    I would just set ground rules (eg no running and only jumping where there are no others) before anyone enters the water. I think with 2 adults at all times and 10 kids that can swim, it will be fine - and fun!

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    Sounds like FUN!!!

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    Sounds fun to me!

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    Set ground rules and let parents know they are more than welcome to stay. If I felt like I would not be welcome to stay at a pool party then I would not let dd's attend. I know lots of other mums who feel the same.

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    Oh and give out invitations with some basic rules so the parents know you are taking things seriously and they feel more comfortable. Ie no running or jumping around the pool, no exceptions! Sort of thing. And ask for parents contact details just in case

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    Sounds fun! I had one at about that age, no problems and great memories!

    As everyone has suggested, firm rules, let parents stay if they want and lots of supervision! The worst that happened at mine was I got a blood nose hitting someone's else's nose swimming under what with eyes closed!

    My mum probably would of cared more if it was someone else's child lol!

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    If they were 5 I'd say no way in hell but at 9 - 10 and being able to swim I say no problem.

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    We always had and went to pool parties growing up, they were awesome.

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    I think it's fine, it sounds like you have it covered! Personally I would be very strict on the rules and supervision (some organised pool games might help to keep shenanigans under control?) but it sounds like fun


 

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