Summer Party Ideas

Here comes the fun! Keep your loved ones entertained with these summer party ideas. Get ideas for summer theme parties and find ways to keep your kiddos busy outdoors.

Popsicles and ice cream beverage cup displayed on a table decorated in a summer theme.
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Chill Vibes and Good Times: Summer Party Ideas

How do you beat the summer heat? Invite friends and family over and just chill! Browse the ideas below for fun beach theme party decorations and food ideas like sun tea, sea star sandwiches, sandal cookies and more.

Summer Party Themes

4 Fruit Theme Party Ideas to Make Your Summer Sweet

Hello, summer! This new season makes us think of fresh, colorful fruit - the perfect inspiration for a themed soiree!

Video: Summer Fruit Party

By Tonya Staab

This summer fruit party is the perfect way to beat the heat with plenty of fresh fruit and fruit-infused water to quench everyone'

When Life Gives You Lemons Refreshment Table - Summer Party Idea

By Tonya Staab

When life gives you lemons, make limoncello! Make a delicious limoncello cocktail and fruit-infused water, and serve them on anele

Video: Sophisticated Summer Birthday Dinner Party

By Dinah Wulf

Host a tropical-inspired sophisticated summer birthday dinner party in hues of greens and gold from the Party City Key West collec

Seafood Fest Party Ideas

Bathe your summer bash in butter! Serve up the catch of the day with great ideas for a seafood boil. This Southern tradition has b

Seafood Boil Party

By Renee Ross

During the summer, the seafood boil is the staple Friday night meal for my family. Change things up and add great decor items to m

Nautical Party Ideas

Hook them in with a stylish nautical celebration! Reel in our tasty sandwich, desserts,and snack ideas for your nautical bash. Swi

Nautical Theme Party Ideas

By Jessica Roe

Can't get seaside this summer?Throw a nautical themed party in your own backyard with these easy, sea-breezyparty ideas!

Just Chillin’ Ice Cream Party

By Darlynn Tacinelli

Here’s the scoop: you can beat the heat with an indoor ice cream party and a play kitchen makeover. No melting guaranteed!

Ice Cream Party Favors

By Vanessa Coppola

Cute party favors that are also practical make me happy! Each party favor has matching treat cups, spoons and sprinkles. Just add

Video: How to Kick Off Summer with a Flip Flop Party

By Amy Bellgardt

National Flip Flop Day is the perfecttime to kick off your summer celebrations. Here is how you can create a fun flip flop scene r

Flamingo Painting Party

By Vanessa Coppola

Pull out your paintbrushes, it's time for a flamingo-themed painting party! Create the perfect painting party with a candy bar and

Gingham Picnic Food and Drink Ideas

Get grillin' and chillin' with these tasty ideas for summer barbecues! Fire up your BBQ with classic style! Create a fresh take on

Video: Easy Picnic Party Box Lunch

By Jen Goode

Fill your picnic boxes with favorite foods and picnic themed accents to create pre-packaged meals that are cute and functional.

No Ants Invited! Summer Picnic

By Darlynn Tacinelli

Make your picnic a celebration with a brightly colored balloon garland, gingham galore, and don’t forget your chalkboard decoratio

Video: Watermelon Backyard Party Idea

By Jeannette Kaplun

Having the best backyard party is so much easier than you think! That way you and your family can relax and enjoy your day outdoor

Pool Party Ideas

Summer Pool Party Ideas

Create an oasis with ideas for colorful balloon arches, palm trees and more! Celebrate summer with these hot ideas for a splashy p

Summer Fun with Pool Floats

By Megan Borgese

This summer is our very first summer with our pool and we plan to spend every sun filled moment in it!

Making a Splash with Water Fun Party Idea

By Mary Hoover

Whether it’s at the pool or in a lake, check out some of these fun ways to make a splash this summer.

Video: 14 Sunny Ways to Stay-Cation by the Pool This Summer

If you’re craving a break from adulting, we can’t think of an easier way to experience “island time” than with on-trend recipes fo

Summer Activities

How to Have a DIY Summer Camp at Home

You got the chance to be their teacher (thankfully that's over!), now it's time to be their summer camp counselor. Grab your whist

Summer Camp at Home Ideas

By Mary Hoover

Ideas &activities for creating your own summer camp at home right in your backyard!

Sidewalk Chalk Ideas

By Cindy Simmons

Discover how a Sidewalk Art Chalk Play Set, some sidewalk chalk, spray paint chalk and neon chalk are all you need for creative fu

Video: Bring the Beach to You

By Angie Holden

Can’t make it to the beach this summer due to travel restrictions? You can bring the beach to you! Make this fun party table right

Life’s a Beach This Summer!

By Michelle Olson-Rogers

What happens when you combine a gorgeous summer sunset with a hundred beach balls, fruity pineapple drinks, and a DIY sandbox by t

Ideas for Fun with Gummy Worms

By Megan Borgese

Gummy worms for the win! Fun ideas for kids and adults for National Gummy Worm day.

Video: Backyard Game Ideas

By Angie Holden

Kids bored at home? Try these four backyard game ideas to have hours of fun and you don’t even have to leave home!

Video: Couples Olympics Party

By Dinah Wulf

Throw aCouples Olympics Party where couples can get together, dress up, and play games.

Video: Backyard Olympics Awards Table

By Jessica Hill

Have friends or family over this summer for some friendly competition when you throw a Backyard Olympics Party.

Video: Easy Trail Mix Bar for a Campout at Home

By Jessica Hill

Celebrate The Great Outdoors in your own home! Set up a tent in your yard (or build a fort indoors), and snack on a delicious trai

Gourmet S'mores Pretzel Party Idea

By Laura Petersen

Well the summer is here and one of my favorite memories is camping with my family and those ooey gooey melty s’mores. You know wha

Backyard BBQ

By Cindy Simmons

Having friends over for a BBQ in our backyard is a regular thing at our house, so having the essentials for a great backyard BBQ i

More Summer Party Ideas

9 Do's and Don'ts for Your Summer Party

People love to get together outdoors.Backyard barbecues, pool parties, group picnics at the park or by the lake, and block parties

Refreshing Summer Food and Drink Ideas

Vibrant summer party ideas in greens, blues and pinks! Dress up your party food with colorful serveware, glasses and drink dispens

Labor Day Party Ideas

By Michelle Olson-Rogers

For a holiday that celebrates the hard working American, luckily this party theme doesn’t require too much labor! From an easy DIY