Summer is the perfect time to grab your friends and head outdoors for some summertime fun. Today I have put together a list of ten great summer party ideas and themes. Some are pretty standard, 4th of July and Labor Day, while others have you getting a little more creative. Now all you need to do is send out those invites! Don’t forget mine!  

1. First Day of Summer. On Friday, June 21st spend as much time as you can outdoors as this is not only the first day of summer but also is the longest day of the year (daylight wise). This is the perfect day to host an evening under the sun, I mean stars.

2. Outdoor Concert. Summer is when artists flock to outdoor amphitheaters and stadiums for the concert season. These venues usually provide for the perfect tailgating experiences as well. Plan on getting there early to snag a prime-time tailgating parking spot.
3. Yard Games. For those that enjoy a fun yard game host an afternoon of friendly competition. Games like croquet, cornhole, and bocce ball are great yard games that everyone can enjoy even while enjoying a cold summer cocktail.

4. Set Sail. A nautical theme is always in style and is loved by every preppy out there. You can host a nautical themed event down by the bay, at the river or in your own backyard. You don’t have to own a boat for this nautical party.
5. An Outdoor Picnic. There is no need to spend all your summer days indoors. Pack a bag filled with picnic supplies and head towards you nearest park for a fun afternoon hike with a picture perfect picnic at the top.

6. Fourth of July. A day off of work that ends with a fireworks show?!? Yes please! It is time to pull out all your red, white and blue party supplies and recipes for this summertime holiday celebration.

7. Pool Party. When the days start to get a bit too hot a pool party is the best way to cool down. Grab a cooler filled with your favorite summertime drinks, your swim suite and some floaties for the perfect pool party.
8. Backyard Movie Night. Once the sun goes down there are tons of fun summer nighttime activities to enjoy. Create your own version of a drive in movie night right in your own back yard by stringing up a large sheet and using a projector to show the evening’s selection. Don’t forget the popcorn!

9. Beach Party. For a water-loving girl like me you cannot keep me away from the beach during the summer. For those that live close enough plan a day trip to the shore for everyone to soak up some rays and have a little fun.

10. Labor Day. I consider this weekend the last weekend of summer and always spend it down by the river or at the beach soaking up the last rays of summer. This is also the perfect weekend to plan one last get-a-way before everyone gets back to their normal wok routine. Where will you be headed?

What is your favorite summertime event?


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