Summer is almost here! The weather is heating up and so is our desire for a summer soiree. BBQs, time with friends and family, and fun in the sun are in the near future. Here are three great outdoor summer party ideas that will have you fired up to start that guest list and enjoy some summer sun.
1. Picnic Party
Throw some Boho into your summer festivities by hosting a picnic party! Comfortable blankets and pillows strewn on the ground will create a cozy environment for the ultimate relaxed gathering. No need for a stuffy table dinner – make it a potluck and coerce your guests into a comfortable shoes-off, feet-in-the-grass event.
Making use of a simple space will mean less stress for the host as well. Sometimes, less is more — especially when being in the moment is the focus. A picnic soiree is one of the best outdoor summer party ideas.
2. Host a Relay-For-Life
Relay-For-Life is a team fundraising event to help fight in the battle against cancer. Most cities and towns host an annual event that donate funds raised to the American Cancer Society. A great way to get involved is to join an already-existing team in your surrounding area, or create a team of your own.
Once you join, why not invite some close friends and even team members over for a party? You can use this time to come up with fun ideas for your team and the upcoming event, decorate your luminarias, make signs, come up with a team name, and even make t-shirts. This is one of our favorite outdoor summer party ideas because it also means giving back.
For more information about Relay For Life or finding an event in your area click here.
3. Lantern Decorating Party
Another fun way to get the most out of the upcoming summer nights is to host a lantern decorating party. Kids as well as adults love this theme. The supplies needed for this simple craft are very easy to come across, and they’re easy to cleanup after your guests leave.
Empty recycled tin cans (labels off)
Nails (for hammering desired designs into cans)
Tea light candle or mini LED candle to illuminate your lantern
Host this party in the late evening, so that as dusk arrives you can all light your lanterns and see the beauty of your craft work. I like to combine this event with drinks and desert, as craft parties are easier to host when you’re not busy prepping a full dinner. Light the night and enjoy!
The best part of the long summer days is spending time creating memories with friends and family. Whatever your party theme or the activities at your event entail, being with people that enjoy laughter and summer fun is the key to any great gathering.
Get creative with your outdoor summer party ideas and go to town. Now slather on the sunscreen and enjoy an amazing summer!