The warm summer weather is a perfect time to get together with the people in your inner circle – to celebrate life, renew familial bonds or catch up with friends, relatives, and neighbors. Regardless of the reason for the get-together or celebration, the summer offers a world of options as far as preparing a killer summer party outdoors goes. We have put together the ten best fun and creative summer party ideas you can organize to leave everyone entertained and looking forward to your next bash.
1. Pool or beach party
It may sound like a cliche, but nothing is as much fun when the weather is baking hot outside as a large body of water. If you live near the coast, organizing a beach party should not be such a big problem. When organizing a pool party in your backyard, be sure to stick to a particular theme and that it is appropriate for the ages of all in attendance.
Make the party very engaging by organizing pool and beach-inspired water games, and providing beach chairs, and seafood to match. If the party is expected to last beyond the sunset, you can prepare a bonfire gathering for the evening fun.
2. Summer camp party
A nature-oriented party theme will always be a ‘thing’ because humans are naturally wired to feel safe and comfortable in such an environment. Take advantage of the temperate summer weather to throw a summer party that brings back memories from childhood. Start by decorating the venue – outdoors such as the backyard – with plants and wood signages and finish with a bear-themed decor.
Such an outdoor party would rock, more so if the guests wear camping-inspired clothing. If camping overnight, be sure to cater to the guests’ blankets and pillows. The party can end with a movie screening with beer or popcorn.
3. Backyard dinner party
You have to think outside the box when hosting an evening party for your most intimate friends and family, especially if you had a different kind of dinner party in the past. A great backyard dinner plan should cover beautiful lighting, summer decor, and cool ambiance.
This is a perfect summer party idea if you wish to create memorable summer nights spent with loved ones. The important point is to stick to one color theme, decorating the table, tableware, and even table decoration to compliment your party theme.
4. Outdoor BBQ party
Hosting a classic BBQ party on your backyard is a grand way to impress your guests with traditional picnic food right at home. To make it a success, you must prepare food in advance, making sure you have enough propane and charcoal.
Why is an outdoor bbq among the most popular party ideas? The answer lies in one word: flavor. Food prepared on a grill smoker retains most of its flavor, which is the reason everyone loves a nicely grilled bbq. If you are unsure what grill to use in what situation, it would be best for you to check out some insightful grill smoker combo reviews online. Online reviews will also reveal what separates the best grill smokers from the rest, and what foods are best cooked on which types of grills. Even if you have never hosted a bbq before, you will not go wrong throwing a bbq outdoor party if you take some time to read what other buyers have to say about the grills. You will learn that working with modern grills is easier, cleaner, and more fun than you imagine it.
5. Summer ‘Game Day’ party
When friends are gathering at your place, you need a lot of inspiration to organize a party that will make the day fun and memorable. It is easier when all your friends have a favorite game you enjoy watching or playing together because the groundwork is laid. Whether the game day will involve playing sports, video games, or watching a game on a big screen, early preparation and theming the location are very important to set the right mood.
A game day summer party can be tricky to organize largely because there are just too many ideas to try. As a rule of thumb, when setting up such a party, be sure to have a checklist of food and drinks, party desserts, a variety of games, and other forms of entertainment.
For a truly fun-packed and stress-free outdoor summer party, you will want to keep the flying insects away from everyone’s ears and provide the food that transforms the backyard into an oasis of fun. Most people often overlook the importance of selecting the right decor, overlook the importance of dependable outdoor lighting, and even fail to provide all the amenities the guests need to enjoy the outdoors. Do not fall into this trap. Begin your preparations for a killer outdoor party this summer and your friends and family will vote for you to host another next year.