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Ready, Set, Splash!
A Balloon-Filled Indoor Pool Party

DIY Projects, Styling and Text by Studio DIY
Photos by Mary Costa Photography
Video by Jenner Brown

Ready, set…splash! No summer is complete without a pool party. It’s a staple for cooling down, having fun and celebrating. This retro-inspired bash has all the pool party must-haves, plus a hefty dose of balloons. Because, in our opinion, no party is complete without ‘em! Don’t you agree?

Watch Kelly Lanza, founder of Studio DIY, demonstrate how to bring your own
‘Ready, Set, Splash’ pool party to life:

Get step-by-step instructions and photos for the must-have DIYs featured in the video above:

Pool Party Details

Turn plain party hats and pinwheels into flamingos by cutting a neck and wing out of pink cardstock and gluing to the sides. Turn meringues into poolside umbrellas by using food coloring as paint, and provide heart sunglasses as favors that double as photo booth props.

Ready, Set, Splash Photo Booth

For a fun photo booth at your pool party, blow up a kiddie pool and fill it with balloons! Have everyone hop in, toss some balloons around and pose for the camera. The flamingo balloons make a great backdrop for this.


Try creating your own Ready, Set, Splash pool party and share photos with us on Facebook, TwitterPinterest and Instagram.

Note: Adult supervision is required when using balloons. Please read all warnings and precautions on the Balloon Time carton.

Written by: Kelly (Lanza) Mindell

Kelly (Lanza) Mindell is the editor and founder of Studio DIY, where she's helping folks celebrate each and every moment, the DIY way. Kelly is an east-coast transplant living in Los Angeles. She's been a DIY-er since birth, an entrepreneur since age fifteen and a freelance blogger and crafter for the past five years. Her colorful, ready-to-party DIYs and ideas have been featured in Martha Stewart Living and Parenting Magazine, and on Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, HGTV and more.When she's not busy crafting for the holidays and the every day, you'll still find a hair bow in her hair and confetti on the ground.

Written by: Studio DIY

Studio DIY is a popular do-it-yourself website celebrating the holidays and the every day with original DIY ideas. Tens of thousands of readers come to Studio DIY each day to find fun, colorful projects for birthdays, holidays and every celebration in between. Studio DIY is thoughtfully crafted, curated and glittered in Los Angeles by owner, editor and all-around celebrator, Kelly (Lanza) Mindell.

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