Kids will love these pool party food ideas. Make our fishbowl treat bag for candy fish, Goldfish crackers, and summertime snacks.
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Each summer the twins attend a swim program. The sessions are four mornings a week and run for two weeks. At the end of the two-week period, the instructors host a party at the swimming pool. The kids are presented with their certificate of completion and parents contribute to a potluck for snacks or drinks.
We made these fun treat bags with Goldfish Puffs to take for all the kids to the last party.
Pool party food ideas for summer parties
The kids absolutely loved these. The best part is you can fill them with any summertime snacks that your kids love and you can cater to food allergies too. Plus, they are perfect for guests to take home so they aren’t filling up on snacks if they are planning on going for another swim.
- Printable template
- Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Puffs
- Blue card stock
- Clear candy bags with rounded bases
- Bakers twine
- Hole punch
- X-ACTO knife
Begin by tracing around the clear candy bag. Ask your child what it looks like, and when she says “a vase mummy” adjust it a little so it looks like a goldfish bowl. Or just print out our free printable template.
Cut out your goldfish bowl and use that to make a second one along with a mirror image of it and about 1.25 inches of straight space in-between (see image on the right above).
Make a circle in the center of just one side of the goldfish bowl. Cut out and trace around this new template to make all of the blue paper goldfish bowl treat bags. Use the X-ACTO knife to cut out the circle in the center.
You can fit two of these on a square sheet of scrapbook paper.
Fold the bowl on either side of the straight section in the middle so that the bowl will stand up (see image below left).
Fill the clear treat bags with Goldfish Puffs. Place the bag in the center of the blue paper goldfish bowl and hold it closed while you hole-punch either side of the top. Tie the top with a piece of baker’s twine and then cut off the excess clear bag.
So far we’ve only tried the new Mega Cheese Goldfish Puffs and they are pretty darn tasty. They taste like crackers crossed with cheese puffs. We ended up using two bags to fill our fishbowl snack bags.
Goldfish Puffs are available at Target. You can purchase them in the large chip-style bags above or in smaller individual serving-size bags.
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