8 Super Fun Themed Summer Parties to Host

8 Super Fun Themed Summer Parties to Host

Summer is a season of parties. And what better way to plan a party than to have a theme to organize around? Summer is bursting with fun theme ideas that you can take advantage of to bring people together and have a great time. Here are eight themed summer parties just waiting for you to host them.

Lemonade Stand

A throwback to childhoods everywhere, make your next party center on this classic summer drink. Bring out yellow decorations and make a lemonade stand with newly squeezed lemon juice, some sugar, and some ice for people to mix their own refreshing lemonade drinks. Lemon chicken and lemon cake might make for some delicious additions to the theme. Have a lemonade contest where people try each other's mixes and see who's lemonade is the best of the summer!

Pool Party

When the day gets hot, you have to cool off, and if you are going to cool off, there's no better method than throwing a pool party! Make it BYOB (Bring Your Own Bathing Suit), have a pool volleyball or pool basketball set up, and you are good to go. If there are too many people, make a tournament with different teams. Have easy hot dogs or sandwiches for food and plenty of beach towels, colorful floaties, and sunscreen, and you have all the makings of a memorable summer party.

Backyard Barbecue

Speaking of delicious food, if someone has a decent grill and a backyard anywhere in your neighborhood, consider putting together a backyard barbecue at least once this summer. Roasted chicken, corn, hamburgers, hot dogs, and maybe even kabobs can bring people together and grace your outdoor table. Remember to get enough condiments to go around and some chips and dip for those in-between moments while the food is cooking.

Beach Bonfire

Wrap a beach day around a bonfire, and you have party entertainment and fun food built right in! Surfboards, boogie boards, or just plain swimming in the sea can provide hours of enjoyment. Sandcastles and tide pools are also fun activities for your guests to engage in. As far as food, use the fire to your advantage if you can. Hot dogs and marshmallows roasted over open flames can be delightful. If you need more food, consider fish wrapped in aluminum foil and cooked in the coals. Alternatively, take-out from a local beach restaurant or pre-packaged foods make delicious options.


Bring a little island living to where you are with a Luau party. Call for Hawaiian shirts, Tiki torches, a little hula, and a game of limbo can get your guests in the Luau mood. Play fun Hawaiian music, focus your menu on some tropical fruit dishes, and you have most of your party covered. Throw in some lei making and have some Hawaiian drinks available to help make the evening interesting.

Carnival Event

Carnivals, fairs, and circuses always seem to have an air of mystery about them. Capitalize on the fun and romance with a carnival-themed party. Candied apples and corn dogs on a stick can be tasty treats. Activities immediately suggest themselves like face painting, a cakewalk, a relay race, or even a tight rope or a slack line. With bright lights, fun games, and show music, perhaps a home show if anyone has some quirky skills, you can have a wild summer night for the record books.

Glow in the Dark Party

Running around in the dark can be a lot of fun! Just make sure all the breakable stuff in your house is hidden away. Have a hide-and-go-seek in the dark game, then light everyone up with glow sticks for dancing. A fog machine and a black light would not be amiss here to make white women's blouses and white men's t-shirts stand out. It would be an entertaining way to spend a summer night and might lead to some hilarious stories your guests could be talking about for a long time.

Garden Party

A fun excuse to get dressed up and enjoy the beautiful summer weather, garden parties are a summer staple. Go shopping for a few giant fancy women's hats for those who don't have their own, and make a few finger sandwiches to eat, and you have most of what you need. Bring in bouquets of flowers and make a few butterflies for a whimsical, maybe even magical, atmosphere.

Honorable mentions for fabulous party theme ideas include an outdoor movie night, an ice cream party, and a flamingo party. Whichever theme catches your eye, plan an enjoyable event you can't wait to share with your attendees, and your passion will communicate itself by way of your awesome summer party.



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