Keep It Cool With These 13 Fun Summer Party Themes
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Keep It Cool With These 13 Fun Summer Party Themes

During the summer, you don’t even really need an excuse to throw a party, all you need are good friends, good food, maybe some games and lots of ice cream. We always believe in a good par-DIY, so if you’re looking for some inspiration check out our party planning kit, scoop up some fab party decor and throw one of these 16 hot-hot-hawt summer parties.


1. Pineapple Party: We are loving this idea of centering a party around one of our favorite fruits! (via Best Friends For Frosting)

2. Pink Flamingo Party: A pink flamingo can bring a smile to anyone’s face, and right now we are at the height of a major tropical trend. Good enough reason to host a Flamingo Party? We think so. (via Best Friends for Frosting)

3. Ice Cream Party: Since the whole point of a summer party is to eat ice cream, why not drop the pretense and just dedicate a whole party to the most glorious summer dessert ever! We have 19 ideas for the sweetest pa-tay ever! (via Brit + Co)

4. Get Your Grill On: Summer is pretty much synonymous with firing up the grill, but this party upped the game with adorable free printables and cake pops that look like tiny grills. (via Hostess With The Mostess) 

5. Garden Party: We love the idea of a very chic garden party with lots and lots of flowers; hang paper lanterns and white lights for the full effect. (via Eat Drink Chic)

6. Lemonade Stand Party: Reminisce a bit with a lemonade themed party; that pink and yellow color palette is absolutely perfect for a hot summer afternoon. (via Kara’s Party Ideas)

7. Sprinkle Party: From confetti filled balloons to birthday cake jello shots, this sprinkle-licious party isn’t just for the kids. (via A Beautiful Mess)

8. Pop of Color: We love the “pop” theme of this summer party, complete with orange and pink colors, pop rock ice cream, a popcorn bar, and specialty cocktails. (via Hostess With The Mostess)

9. County Fair Party: Embrace Americana with gingham prints and plenty of red, white and blue decor. And of course, no county fair would be complete without some BBQ and funnel cake. (via Hostess With The Mostess)

10. Hawaiian Luau: Bring the beach to your backyard with lots of tiki torches and armfuls of colorful flower leis. (via Hostess With The Mostess)

11. Ultimate Clam Bake: You don’t have to hike out to the beach to throw a killer clam bake. Re-create the outdoor-seafood feast — an East Coast ritual — at home. (via Epicurious)

11. Outdoor Movie Night: Take advantage of these warm evenings by setting up a sheet with a projector and enjoying a movie under the stars… with lots of popcorn of course! (via Apartment Therapy)

12. Wine Tasting: For a low-key summer party that’s relaxing and educational, host a rosé tasting; ask each guest to bring a bottle, make a few cheesy appetizers and have paper ready so your friends can jot down their favorites. (via Refinery29)

13. Ice Cream Sandwich Party: Make some truly gourmet ice cream sandwiches with a self-serve bar that will delight adults and kids alike. (via Yellow Bliss Road)

Will you be hosting any summer-themed parties this year? Let us know in the comments below!