A Goldfish Swim School Birthday Party!

This is a sponsored post by Goldfish Swim School. All opinions are my own.


The day that our little girl has “patiently” been waiting for has come! She is the big 5 years old now! Our little girl is so smart, kind, helpful, sweet, and so many other amazing adjectives! This year for her birthday we knew we wanted to do something different and most of all FUN! Birthday parties in April are always hard to figure out for us. Some years we have had 80 degree weather and we’re in the pools and other years we’ve been trapped inside with snow on the ground, haha. I knew I wanted to make all my little girl’s birthday dreams come true and once I found out that our very own Goldfish Swim School offers birthday parties, we were all about it!

goldfish swim school birthday party

Once Emily found out she was having her party at her swim school and that all of her friends from church, school, and everything else were invited she was all about it! I’ve never been asked so many times, “Mommy, is today my swim party…?” So we scooped up all our swim gear and headed to our swim school on Saturday!

The party went off without a hitch and here’s why: they do everything for you! When I say that, I really mean it! Here’s what’s included:

Invitations with a map to our facility and matching envelopes

  • Two hours of private access to the facility

  • Certified lifeguards on duty to oversee all pool activities

  • Cupcakes and beverages for the children

  • Centerpieces, balloons and tropical decorations

  • Forks, napkins, cups, plates and table coverings

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The only thing we brought in was pizza (which Goldfish orders for you) and extra drinks. That’s IT! Goldfish Swim School has a deal with a local pizza place which made dinner super affordable and the employees even passed out all the pizza, cut the cake, passed out the cake, and cleaned every single thing up. They even helped us get stuff in from and out to our car…I mean, come on! No place does that and everyone was so excited for and kind to our girl and all our guests.

When the party started it was so easy for everyone. All the kiddos were able to get changed into their suits in the changing rooms at the swim school and lined up to take a quick swim test and go though some instruction and then it was off to the races! The kids and parents were in the pool, hooping and hollering, having so much fun, and getting worn out! We had the whole place to ourselves for our party and I loved that there was always something to do and the Goldfish employees took control and allowed me, the mama/host, to relax and actually enjoy my time!

After swimming was over everyone dried off and we ate on some yummy pizza, passed out cupcakes and cake slices, and of course opened presents. I had so many parents tell me how great the party was and how they had never been to a swim party before but that they loved it so much! Everyone seemed to love knowing that all you needed to bring to have an amazing time was a towel and a swimsuit — that’s it! Goldfish Swim School has lifeguards, life vests, bathrooms, changing rooms, cubbies to hold your stuff, hair driers, free parking, the whole nine yards! I personally loved that they hold the birthday parties in the evenings so by the time we were home it was bedtime! #momwin

My conclusion: If you’re looking for a unique, amazingly fun, relaxing way to celebrate your kiddo, Goldfish Swim School parties are the way to go! You will not be disappointed at all and your party will be the talk of the town, I can guarantee it. I cant tell you how many times I have heard from kids and parents alike that were our guests how awesome the party was, they haven’t stopped talking about it!

Our amazing Unicorn cake, gorgeous sheet cake, cake pops, and additional cupcakes were provided by Sweet Escape Cake Company. Let me tell you that these items were one of the best parts of our party! Not only did they look amazing with glitter and all the gorgeous work that went into every single piece, but they tasted divine! Everyone was asking where I got the cake and they spared no expense to make our girl’s day magical! Thank you, Sweet Escape Cake Company!

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MORE INFO: Goldfish Swim School is a premier learn-to-swim facility dedicated entirely to infants and children, ages four months to 12 years. They have two locations in the greater Indianapolis area: 271 Merchants Square Drive in Carmel and 11581 Geist Pavilion Drive in Fishers. Lessons are offered in a child-friendly environment on a family-friendly schedule. Visit goldfishswimschool.com or call {317} 810.0790 for additional details.