9 summer party themes
From pool parties in the backyard to clambakes on the beach, get inspired to host a get-together that's sure to be a hit.
Published May 6, 2015 12:00 PM
Pull the gang together for the first crab boil of the season. Serve with cold beer, melted butter, and fresh lemon slices.
Throw a 60’s pool party, Palm Springs style. Bust out all of the old pool toys, wear your mod sunglasses and a big hat, and lounge under the palms.
Miss summer camp? Us too. Recreate the youthful feel with mini teepees, bandanas for guests, artillery games, and sloppy joes.
S’MORE ON THE BEACH
The best dessert deserves its own party. Display the ingredients in cute buckets, set up a bonfire at the beach, and get roasting.
Lemonade for sale – only 50 cents! Set up a cute lemonade stand (perhaps with some adult mixers) with fresh juice, a mint pitcher, and some sweet garnishes.
Set up a vintage donut cart, and taste-test all of the creative flavors. Our favorite? Salted caramel with bacon. Make sure to serve with some cold milk.
Try the unexpected: pack a picnic, and get the crew out in canoes. Tie them together and float down the river as you eat. Remember to pack light and enjoy the views!What says summer more than a picnic on the beach? Up the ante this year and bring pillows for comfy seats, hurricanes for your candles, and fresh flowers. Grill some hamburgers, hotdogs, corn on the cob, and dig in.
Try the unexpected: pack a picnic, and get the crew out in canoes. Tie them together and float down the river as you eat. Remember to pack light and enjoy the views!
A garden tea party is the perfect setting for a summer brunch. Sprinkle flower petals to complete the look. Have a blueberry scone amongst the hydrangeas, and cheers your vintage tea cups.