The warmest and freest time of year only comes around once every 12 months; as such, many people take the summer as a chance to throw parties and get-togethers for friends and family. The sun is out, most people tend to work less; the kids are usually home from school – what better time to celebrate the pre-fall months? There’s a huge assortment of themes and options for throwing a summer party to remember, and we provide a handful of those options here.
This is a Guest Post by Wendy Dessler
- Kids Love Candies and Colors
Any parent knows that when it’s part-time, you can’t go wrong with sweets and candies such as those offered in bulk by Sweet Services. The candies available are all of your favorites from when you were a kid, yourself; such as Now & Laters, assorted Lollipops, LifeSavers, Chum Chums, Tootsie rolls and even the hard-to-find Wonka Mix-ups. For a candy-centered theme party, you can mix it up a bit by incorporating them into a scavenger hunt around the backyard.
- Adults Like Parties, Too
Who says that the grown-ups can’t appreciate an end-of-summer bash, too? For this one however – feel free to break out a makeshift cocktail station. If money is tight, consider the excellent dry Cooks Champagne; because money should never be a reason to skip a summer send-off. Alternatively you can afford to spend a bit more, and then popular spirits such as Effen Vodka or Ciroc can be the centerpieces of a chill night.
Of course, you don’t have to have a ready-made station to enjoy alcohol and conversation; we have a friend who bought a durable cart that functions as a sort of mobile cocktail center and has brought him and his wife decades of entertainment value.
- Outdoor Barbecue
This one is a lot more inclusive as a summer party for all. If you’ve got the space – or know a neighbor very well who does – then an evening in the cool summer night air with grilled chicken, steaks and hotdogs can make it a season to remember. Although not necessary, if you have a pool, then it’s even better.
- Themed Party Bursting with Colors
This is an idea that is quite amenable to different assortments of colored candies – but with a twist: accessorize them and make it a party with a recognizable theme from the year’s events. It could be celebrating one of the big movies of the year – such as Superman vs Batman: Dawn of Justice; or it could encompass a more timeless theme such as a pirate ship or 1970s style. Just keep in mind that some themes are more exclusive than others, so you don’t necessarily want a Golden Era costume party for children!
- Personalization Always Takes the Cake
This one works even if you’re not close friends with everyone – all you need to know are their names. Make personalized gift cards by way of invitation to your little get-together, and craft some treats in a jar with ribbons the same color as the invitations. Combine this small but important detail with a cake and ice cream party – and the good conversation and laughs that come with it.
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