I’m so looking forward to settling into our new home, and hosting friends and family hopefully by the end of this summer! I really do think after the last year, that summer get togethers will be extra sweet. Being together with the ones we love is such a gift!
Summer parties are extra fun, because I think they can be more casual, with simple fresh foods, an easy breezy setup, and a little bit more no-fuss, if you will. I think it’s relaxing and fun for both the host and the guest, to feel like you can spend more time enjoying the party! I have lots of summer birthdays in my fam so these parties have been a theme for us!
Pinks, yellows, aqua, think bright fun colors. Layer in lemons, popsicles, summer fruit, to stay true and weave colors in. Summer is the perfect time to experiment with pops of color that you might normally shy away from.
The Artful Home subscription is perfect for this any time of year. I love these popsicle printables, pretty lemons, and our Hello Summer checklist, we have plenty of summer themed party decorations. You can display these with placemats at each table setting, or can print them and add them to your food, drink or dessert table.
Bright colored sunglasses, freezer pops, these cute little mini Adirondack chairs, colorful beach balls — proof that you can be totally creative and use what you have on hand. Gathering things like this together that you might already own, is a simple way to add life to your party decor on a budget.
I love adding felted garlands that are perfect for a summer themed party, these sweet placemats that remind me of striped beach towels, fresh summery blooms like Gerbera daisies. Pops of color, a bowl of fresh fruit, anything to layer in your theme! I could also see a nautical spin on this, which would be so sweet!
Serve up fresh fruit, yummy pasta salads, veggies from the grill, BBQ favorites, sliced watermelon, my mouth is watering just thinking about all of my favorite summer foods that are on full display at a summer themed party. You could also have a desert bonfire with smores, this screams summer and nostalgia to me!
Sometimes I’ll search the Target dollar spot for things like reusable cups with fun straws. You could keep them as is, or add each party-goers name to them. Send them home with their special cup to enjoy cool drinks all summer long!
We’re ready to get back to our normal traditions that summer holds. Endless hours outside, get-togethers and summer themed parties with friends and family where we reconnect and enjoy quality time with one another. fun summer themed party outfits.
Most of all: smiles and laughter from our children, as they get to just be kids and enjoy all of the special moments that summer holds for them. These are some of the sweetest days, where forever memories are made. I feel beyond grateful to be able to take the time to make all of this special for the people that I love most.
Here’s to long summer days, yummy fresh in season food, fun, laughter and good times with the ones we hold dearest.