Ideas for a Great Summer Party

Everyone wants to get outside during the warm summer months. Here are a few ideas on ways that you can spice up your next summer party and make sure that all your guests have an enjoyable time.

The first thing on most people’s minds when going to a summer party has to do with what they will eat. You can plan something elaborate, or something simple may be all that is needed. An afternoon barbecue with all the fixings will create an experience that will be delicious and unforgettable. Or something simple and less expensive can be a perfect alternative. For example, plan an ice cream afternoon or evening. This allows you to have a little bit of fun with the menu but not break the bank. Other simple options could be backyard cocktails, appetizers, or just a dessert evening. If it is a kid’s party, just put some hot dogs on the grill. Snow cones are another great idea.

Planning yard games is a great way to get all of your guests up and enjoying fun activities. You can make your own twister game. Cornhole is a great game option for individuals of all ages. If you are going to have the party in the evening, purchase cornhole lights to add a nice visual effect. If it is a particularly warm afternoon, play some water games. A surprise barrel of water balloons will get everyone involved in the party and fun.

Another option is to plan an outdoor movie night. Use your projector or borrow one. Then hang a sheet on the back wall of your yard. Or you can simply set up a large television on the porch or in a protected place in the yard. You now have a perfect place for everyone to enjoy a new or old movie. Maybe you can plan a movie marathon that will take place over several weeks if you show a movie series.

With a little planning and some creativity, you can plan the summer party of the year. Take advantage of the warm months before the cold ones arrive again.