13 Creative Pool Party Decoration Ideas

Need help curating some unique pool party decoration ideas? Peerspace has an idea or two for you. As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, we make it easy to book stylish spaces in cities across the globe. And yes, that includes pools! In fact, our hosts are our biggest inspiration when it comes to sharing style tips and tricks with you, as you will soon see!

Pools are one of the ultimate party spaces. You can use them to host lively birthday parties, vivacious baby showers, or even laid-back dinner parties by the waterside. When you’re partying by the pool, you can set the vibe with a set of unique decorations. Or better yet – you can rent an aesthetic pool on Peerspace by the hour, and let the pool itself be the decoration.

Keep reading to see 13 creative pool party decoration ideas for your next summer party. You can take inspiration from these adorable pools, or book them for your party with the help of Peerspace.

1. Chillax with a tiki bar

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First up, this adorable pool party decoration idea can help you set the scene. Set up a tiki bar by the pool, where you can serve up delicious cocktails (or mocktails) for guests to enjoy as they drift on their floats.

You can create a tiki bar yourself using a foldable table and a grass skirt tablecloth. And if you want to take things to the next level, look for Peerspace pools that feature a tiki bar – like this backyard oasis in Los Angeles. It provides space for 35 guests and boasts the tiki shack, a speaker system, gardens, and a koi pond.

It’s also, unsurprisingly, popular with Peerspace users! Check out this review to see what we mean: “Mike is a very accommodating host. He communicated everything very well and made sure that the space was perfect for party. The event space is amazing and had so much space for 30 people. I would definitely recommend this space to somebody else.”

2. Add a volleyball net

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Volleyball nets are a fun way to enjoy pool games with your friends and family. They also make cute decorations for an outdoor pool party. You could set up a volleyball net as a photo backdrop, or find a volleyball net designed for pool games and stretch it across an inground pool.

Check out how cute this Newark, NJ pool looks with the volleyball net stretching across the center. It’s a simple way to make an already beautiful pool even more visually interesting.

3. Keep it simple and bohemian

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Sometimes, the furniture surrounding your pool can be your most important party decoration. This California pool oasis is the perfect example. The beachy white and rattan patio furniture helps give the pool a bohemian feel. You don’t even need to bring any balloons. It’s adorable enough as-is!

In fact, it’s even a fabulous choice for professional productions that need a boho pool space for shooting. As this Peerspace reviewer tells us: “Great spot! Really feels like you have escaped to a dreamy vacation destination. Very pretty location to shoot, private with lots of natural sunlight and greenery. We will book here again.”

Is this a party for the kiddos? Then you need to see our 13 fun-filled pool party ideas for kids!

4. Add dreamy string lights

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String lights are a go-to way to elevate any pool. These magical little lights are a simple way to create a dreamy atmosphere that’s sure to help your guests relax.

Check out the way this pool in Scottsdale, AZ, uses string lights to highlight the surroundings. They keep the rest of the space simple and allow the string lights to enhance the pool and the home itself.

5. Give your pool a glow-up with neon

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Neon lights are another fun way to play with magical lighting at your pool party. You could bring along glow-in-the-dark party supplies, or glow sticks to hand out to guests.

Those light-up decorations would look even cooler at a pool that already incorporates lights into the decor – like this neon-lit pool in Miami. It’s the perfect place to host a pool party and is further decorated by a fire pit, grafittied walls, a ping-pong table, and of course, that gorgeous pool.

6. Use a firepit to play with lighting

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A firepit might not be a typical party decoration. But they’re a wonderful way to set the atmosphere at a pool party–or warm up after a long day in the cool water.

Look for Peerspace pools that incorporate firepits in their outdoor spaces, like this Jurupa Valley pool and backyard paradise. This pool also features a photogenic daybed, swim-up bar, grotto, and waterfalls, helping you max out on all the best pool party decorations in one spot!

“Brent is an incredible host who is super responsive, accommodating, and kind,” shares a Peerspace reviewer about this venue’s owner. “He made sure that we would have a great time at the pool, which is even better than advertised. The waterfalls, water slide, hot tub, poolside bar, and everything else you see here make for a spacious, and exciting place for any kind of gathering.”

7. Outdoor murals help set the scene

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Here’s a great pool party decoration idea for artistic types. If you’ve got some spare posterboard lying around, why not paint a cute design that suits the vibe of your pool party? You could paint a neon sunset for a beachy feeling, or jungle foliage for an immersive tropical effect.

If you’re short on time or not feeling creative, keep an eye out for Peerspace venues that already have artistic touches built-in for you. This cute Scottsdale pool features a hand-painted mural that looks amazing in photos!

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8. Cardboard cutouts are cute and whimsical

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Cardboard cutouts provide a fun opportunity for photo-ops. So why not bring along some cardboard cutouts of your favorite characters as pool party decor?

This Los Angeles pool features cutouts of characters like Mickey and Minnie, as well as plenty of other whimsical and totally adorable touches. Seriously, every nook and cranny of this pool is pre-decorated for you. Come see for yourself on the pool’s Peerspace listing and book it today.

9. Set a jungle vibe with tropical foliage

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Do you love the idea of swimming in a jungle watering hole? Bring along some potted tropical plants or artificial flowers to help set an immersive scene for your pool party.

If you want to go above and beyond, this luxurious Peerspace pool looks like a real-life oasis. There are even towering palm trees alongside bamboo palapas edging the pool. How awesome is that? You’ve got to see it for yourself on Peerspace.

10. Add some festive floats

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What’s a pool party without some coloful floaties? Not one we’d ever want to go to! That’s what your pool party decoration ideas must include some cute inflatables to enhance the atmosphere.

For instance, this Las Vegas pool at The Pink Palace includes colorful inner tubes, a unicorn inflatable lounger, inflatable transparent spheres, and of course, the big pink flamingo inner tube!

11. Make a statement with rock features

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Faux rocks are another great way to create a natural or tropical vibe at a pool party. You could bring along some smaller fake rocks to create fun displays by the poolside, or just head to a Peerspace pool with a stunning rock feature.

This Montville, NJ oasis pool features impressive and realistic rock structures with waterfalls that cascade into the pool. It seriously feels like a private resort!

In fact, as a Peerspace reviewer tells us: “If you’re looking for Paradise, you MUST book this space! You won’t find anything like it anywhere!! The space is even BETTER than the great pics already advertised. The perfect place for my daughter’s Sweet 16 pool party with 13 of her friends and several adults. There’s something for everyone. It is inviting for all ages. All areas were clean and ready to go.”

12. Waterfalls make all the difference

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A waterfall can help create a relaxed atmosphere at a pool party. The only downside is, that it’s a little bit difficult to decorate with waterfalls on your own. Not to worry though.

Plenty of Peerspace pools feature built-in water features, like this private pool and garden in West Hempstead, NY. Brickwork and immaculate landscaping surround the flagstone pool, creating an immersive and private atmosphere that’s amazing for relaxing with friends.

13. Host at a pool with a view

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An epic view is the ultimate pool party decoration. After all, Mother Nature knows how to decorate better than anyone else. Luckily, Peerspace is home to plenty of awesome pools with dazzling sights, like this modern pool in Dallas, Texas. The infinity pool overlooks the rolling hills of the Texas countryside. It’s an awesome spot to kick back with your guests – and you don’t even have to worry about extra decor.

It’s just one more reason to book your dream pool for your next event on Peerspace.

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Whether you want to keep it simple or go all-out, it’s easy to find the perfect pool on Peerspace that fulfills all of your pool party decoration ideas.

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