If you have kids in your home, you know the importance of throwing them a fun party to close out the summer. The memories last all year and many adults look back fondly on their childhood summer parties with friends and family. Besides, who doesn’t love a good summer bash?! The kids get to run around and have a blast while the adults get to relax and have some fun of their own.
Set the mood by hiring a fabulous DJ! They’ll play the summer’s hottest songs or get the party grooving with some steel drum island music. Having an area for dancing is a great idea especially if you’ve got some kids who love to show off their sweet moves. Lay down a dance floor or have an area cleared out for them so they can boogie all day long!
If you know some little guests may be shy, look to have some activities set-up that will get them moving and playing together. Volleyball, corn hole, frisbee, and backyard badminton are just a few of the many activities you can get for your yard. They all require many people to play them and will get adults and kids alike laughing and playing as a team.
Take your party to the next level by setting the stage for an epic water fight! Have water guns filled and ready for the little warriors with tubs around the yard for easy refills. Placing obstacles like trash cans in strategic places will provide hiding spots for super soaked ambushes!
Summer weather can get quite warm so planning to have a tent, canopy, or umbrellas is very important to keep everyone cool and comfortable. Providing your guests with a shaded area outside to beat the heat will also keep the dirt out of your home!
Keep your guests fed with food that is fun and easy to handle. Mini grilled cheese sandwiches cooked right on the grill, hot dogs, and salad wraps are all easy to make and are filling. Don’t forget the fresh fruit and lemonade!
After then sun goes down play an outdoor movie to end the party in a big way. Rent or borrow a projector and screen or even tie a big white blanket in-between two trees to play the movie on. Have blankets and fold-up chairs for everyone to relax on and get a popcorn machine or a snow cone machine for the ultimate movie treat!