A great summer party can be the highlight of your season! Need ideas? We’ve got you covered with this list of the top 10 best ways to throw an awesome summer party.
1) Set The Stage
The first thing anyone trying to have a summer party needs to do is ensure they have a good location for it. An awesome summer party needs to have space and scenery for people to be able to enjoy it. So really it all comes down to what kind of party you want to have. Do you want to keep it in your backyard or front-yard? Or maybe you want to have an entire block or culdesac summer party! It really just depends on what you have available to you. After that, it simply comes down to filling the space that you have and making it more appreciable to your guests for your summer party.
After the location is nailed down for your awesome summer party, you need to figure out what you don’t have! Do you have enough seating for everyone? It isn’t good if people are forced to stand or lean in the sun during your party. After that is taken care of, make sure you have some form of drinkware or serving trays, or maybe even some quick and easy fold-out tables to serve food or drinks. Either way, before having an awesome summer party, make sure you have what you need for your guests to enjoy themselves.
3) Keep Your Guests Cool
A summer party can get really hot! Nothing will kill an awesome summer party quicker than everyone getting zapped by the sun and worn out from all the heat. And not everyone has a pool, or one big enough to entertain a multitude of guests. So you have to make sure you have some means of keeping people cool. Whether that’s icy cool drinks or setting up little shade zones with pop up tents, you’ve got to have a way to keep the sun from claiming your guests with its heat.
4) Good Food
Tasty food is a necessity for a great summer party, but the heat can be its d0wnfall. You can have the tastiest food in the world, but if it sits out in the heat it can start to get iffy. Plus, heavy foods can make people feel zapped when it’s too hot out. Thus, if you want to have an awesome summer party you should focus more on quick bites that are easy to eat and not too heavy.
Other than providing delicious food and keeping your guests cool, you need to make sure that the atmosphere of your party is on point. If everything is cluttered and messy your guests are going to feel the same way. Be sure that there are little zones centered around food or games so people can stay active in conversation and activity without dealing with bumping into others or fighting over food tables. Make your summer party the best it can by keeping your party flowing and flexible rather than hot and cluttered.
6) Keep Nature At Bay
There might be some airborne nuisances that might make your party a bit of a drag. Summertime is chock-full of mosquitoes, bees, and flies galore. Ensure that you have bug repellant or some passive repellants, like citronella candles, in play to keep your guests and your food, bug-free. Also, I strongly suggest taking note if any of your usual guests have an insect or plant allergy.
7) Don’t Let The Night Stop You
The greatest kind of summer party is the one that doesn’t end! Even if the sun is going down it doesn’t mean the fun at your party needs to stop. Having a fireplace in this scenario is a bonus, but if that’s not possible break out some technology! Put out lanterns, tiki torches, or set up a big projector up against the side of a house and play a movie. Worse comes to worst, if none of this can be done, then shift the party inside and let the conversation simmer down with some music and drinks.
A summer party isn’t complete without games to play! Whether you’re playing bags or word games with friends, games are an important part of a summer party! They give people a break from the constant conversation and inspire some friendly competition. An awesome summer party has the perfect balance between in-depth conversation and shenanigan filled game playing!
9) Clean Up
While this isn’t a fun part of a summer party, keeping this tip in mind can be a lifesaver when you’re setting up a party. If you’re having a gettogether with tons of people and lots of food and drinks, a yard or a block can get really messy and trash can start to pile up. So be sure that you have a cleanup plan in place ahead of time so that there isn’t a ton of fuss when everything starts to die down.
Whether its to get the party started or bring things down a bit at the end, having some refreshing summer drinks to cool everyone off while tasting great, can absolutely make a party. Look up recipes ahead of time and select drinks you think will be crowd-pleasers!