Mommy's Favorite Things: How to Throw a Summer Birthday Party!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

How to Throw a Summer Birthday Party!

Summer's here, and that means that it is time to think of new ways to enjoy great birthday parties. Summer parties are special and they take a bit of extra preparation, the kind that can turn a mediocre gathering into an excellent summer bash. If you're looking for a way to ensure that your summer parties reach their potential, you'll want to focus on three key factors - the themes, the activities, and the practical aspects that hold it all together. With a little work, you can create a summer party that people will talk about for the rest of the year. 

The Theming

Summer parties tend to be themed, largely because people have the time and energy to do so. If you're looking to have a summer party, your best bet is to look at things that embrace the weather and that can be used outdoors. Beach parties and tiki themes are common, but you can really stretch your imagination to incorporate any theme that makes great use of an outdoor space. Take a look at the space you have available and then let your imagination go wild as you think of a way to make your party stand out.

The Activities

Summer party activities should, generally speaking, give guests a chance to have fun outside while offering them chances to relax at the same time. If you are planning a party during the middle of the day, water is a key - slip'n'slides, water balloons, and pools are great additions to any party. If you're looking to have the party at night when things cool down, campfires and s'mores might be your best bet. Try to make sure that your activities have something for everyone and that they can up the entertainment value of your party.

The Practical Amenities

Once you have the centerpieces of your party ready, it's time to start thinking about how you're going to pull it all off. Make sure that you have plenty of food and drinks, as well as places for people to sit and to eat. Invest in good music, as well - a nice bluetooth speaker set can go a long way towards helping to improve the atmosphere. Your goal should be to maximize comfort as much as possible while still encouraging people to get out of their seats and to enjoy the festivities with the rest of the guests.

Throwing a summer party is really a matter of figuring out what activities you can have that will be fun for your guests and then building the rest of the party around those requirements. Go with a great theme, find ways to get people out to enjoy the weather, and then make sure that you take care of all the practical elements that will allow your guests to enjoy themselves. If you can accomplish all three of these goals, you'll be able to throw the parties about which all your guests will talk for the rest of the year.