What’s a better way to spend a summer day than at a beautiful outdoor party? We have compiled a list of our favorite summer party themes to elevate your outdoor experience. Since summer is a season of warmth, it is also the best time to get together with friends.
Here are a few summer party ideas to help guide your next event:
Tapas and Sangria – Sometimes during the warm summer months it is hard to sit down and eat a full savory meal. Instead of the average 3 course luncheons try serving small bites to keep your guests full well into the evening hours. Enjoy trays of tartlets, finger sandwiches and appetizer size portions of your favorite summer foods. Don’t forget to add icy cold Sangria to the mix. What goes better with summer snacks then a perfectly light, refreshing and absolutely delicious mixture of wine, soda water (to keep you hydrated of course), and your favorite summer fruit? It’s guaranteed to be a hit at your next event.
Garden Party – Fill your outdoor space with beautiful and colorful summer flowers to brighten the mood! Add roses, apple blossoms (or even mini apple trees), cherry blossoms, and more to really feel like you are surrounded by nature. Compliment these arrangements with elegant décor and top it off with a summer inspired signature beverage (a peach Bellini, a lemon spritzer, a blueberry mojito). To really make an impression, add tea candles all around to give the space some elegant and romantic natural lighting as the sun sets on your day and turning into a gorgeous summer night.
Ice Cream Social – Let’s face it…when the weather gets warm we want cold, creamy delicious ice cream. Why not use this as an idea for your next event? Create an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social party and turn your space into a vintage inspired ice cream parlor with stations for sundaes, scoops, ice cream floats and more. Get creative by adding ice cream shaped flower arrangements on the tables and a signature champagne and lemon sorbet float. This type of event is guaranteed to be fun for guests of all ages!
Game Night – Turn your outdoor space into a casino, arcade, or pool hall by renting games for your guests to enjoy on a warm summer night. Nothing is more fun that elevating an old-fashioned game night into the event of the season. Why go to Las Vegas when you can bring Las Vegas to you this summer.
Wine Tasting Party – Invite your guests to bring a bottle of their favorite wine. Set up a wine tasting station that highlights each wine and the guest who brought it. Have your guests sample each variety and vote on their favorites…make sure to have a prize for the person who brought everyone’s favorite wine. Add a few cheese and fruit plates and some delicious desserts and it’s sure to be a fun and interactive evening among wine lovers. Who know, you may even find a new blend you can’t live without.
These are just a few fun ideas to try this summer season but there are so many more fun filled outdoor event themes you can explore…so get creative and find new ways to enjoy the warm summer months!