Getting together with friends and family members during the summer is a no-brainer. If you want to make sure that you can really beat the heat while keeping your cool, then you need to make sure that you plan your party wisely. With these fun summer party ideas, you are sure to be able to throw an event that everyone will love.
Choose from one of these great 17 ideas for a summer party, and everyone will have an amazing time coming over to party.
1. Enjoy a Carnival
Everyone loves a carnival, so why not bring one to life in your backyard? You can see how easily this can be done at Sugar and Charm and are sure to throw a party that everyone, from children to adults, will love.
2. Enjoy Lawn Games
Every party has to have games, so see what Design Sponge did, and make your own giant game of Twister. Not only will you have a lot of fun designing and making the actual game, but everyone will love playing it.
3. Throw an Ice Cream Party
Everyone loves ice cream, and with the right supplies and toppings, you can be certain that everyone will have a blast. Turn to the expert, Martha Stewart, for ideas to take your party to the next level.
4. Throw a Fiesta
You don’t have to wait until Cinco de Mayo to enjoy a bright and vibrant fiesta. You can see how 100 Layer Cakelet threw a great backyard fiesta in the summer for their daughter and how much fun everyone had at the event.
5. Enjoy a Movie
Use a projector to play a movie on a large sheet or the side of your home, and enjoy all of the snacks and drinks that you would at a drive-in for a summer party that everyone will love. Brit shows everything that you need to ensure that your party stands out and is one to remember.
6. Picnic Party
While everyone loves a picnic, All for the Boys takes it to the next level and uses this as her theme for an incredible party. Think of the best picnic that you have ever been to, and then imagine having all of your friends there to eat and laugh with you, and you’ll have an idea of how awesome this party can be.
7. Have a Garden Cocktail Party
This is a great adults-only backyard party that everyone will talk about for a long time. A large cocktail bar with everything that you need to make incredible drinks will keep everyone chatting and enjoying the wonderful weather outside. Get hints and tips at Sugar and Charm.
8. Glow Party
Wait until it gets dark out for an amazing glow-in-the-dark party that everyone will like. Use plenty of glow-in-the-dark items and glow sticks so that everyone can easily see their way around. See how to do it at Kara’s Party Ideas, and you’re sure to want to throw this party this summer.
9. Splash in the Pool
While any pool party is great, with the right decor and colors you can take your pool party from a regular event to something really special. Consider a mermaid theme that all of the kids will love, and make sure that you try some of the decorations shown at Me And My Insanity.
10. Fly a Kite
Most of kid loves to fly kites, and using them as a theme for a party is only natural. No matter whether you design your own or have a flying contest, everyone will have a blast. Visit Punch Bowl to learn more.
11. Karaoke Party
Every kid is a star, and when they can sing and dance in the backyard for a captive audience, they are sure to have a blast. With the right electronic equipment and decorations, your karaoke party will be a hit. See The Spruce for fun ideas.
12. Superhero Party
If you have a superhero fan in your home, then it’s time to throw a superhero themed party in the backyard. This is a great way to ensure that the kids can run and play without breaking anything inside, and you’ll love making fun decorations, the way that All for the Boys did.
13. Baseball Bash
Check out Catch My Party for baseball themed ideas that will make your summer party really stand out. This theme is a lot of fun and better if have someone running around in the backyard to play.
14. Fairy Garden Party
Take your tea party to the next level with a fairy garden party. Rely on cute invitations and decorations to set the mood and choose finger foods for all of the kids to enjoy. Check out Party Pinching for great ideas.
15. Throw a Luau
Whether someone in your family loves Moana, or you simply want to surround yourself with colorful hibiscus and grass skirts, a luau is a fun party that everyone will surprise. See great decorating ideas at Catch My Party, and you’re sure to be inspired.
16. DIY a Pool
If you don’t have a pool in your backyard and aren’t ready to commit the money and space to having one put in, then consider a stock tank pool like Charlottsfarm did on Instagram. This is a great way to let everyone cool off during the party.
17. Camping Out Party
All kids love to camp out, but if they are too young to stay up really late, then throw them a themed party that includes all of the best parts of camping without the tired kids. At The Makeover Mom you can learn how to include kids of all ages at this fun party.
The summer is a perfect time to have parties with friends and family members in the backyard. Instead of hoping that everyone will have fun, when you use one of these great ideas, you can be certain that all of your guests will have an absolute blast.