It’s summer time in Texas, and that means it is time for backyard barbecues, pool parties, and every type of social gathering in between! In the Texas heat, a summer party is all about getting together with friends and family in order to have fun, enjoy great food, and spend quality time together. This remains the ideal way to relax, unwind, and cool off with your friends, family, and community.
At Limo City, it is no secret we love a great party. We wanted to offer our readers some tips on the best ways to invite some of your neighbors, friends, and loved ones to spend quality time together! Throwing a summer party offers you an easy way to do this!
Organizing a summer party does not have to be daunting. In fact, it can be incredibly easy! If you are planning to throw a summer party anytime soon, or are looking for tips and tricks on ways to host the perfect summer get-together, let Limo City help! In this article, we will offer you some summer party ideas and tips to make your summer shindig a blast for everyone!
Tips and Tricks for Hosting the Perfect Summer Party
Determine what you want the theme of your summer party to be! Do you want to host a casual cookout? Go for a full-blown tiki torch of a good time? The sky’s the limit! If you know what you want the overall feel of the event to be, it helps figure out what else you will need in terms of guests, food, transportation, and more.
Create a reasonable guest list for your summer party. The amount of guests should be kept at a manageable level. Too few guests makes the whole party boring, too many can make it rowdy. Try to find a middle ground, depending on the party’s location.
If you are throwing your summer party at a pool, beach, or anywhere with water available, ensure that everyone attending knows how to swim. If not, provide life jackets, lifeguards, or ensure that they remain at the shallow end.
Gather all supplies and essentials needed for the summer shindig. These supplies may include a bathing suit, towel, cover-up, sunglasses, sandals, sunscreen, hat, snacks, bottles of water, and more. All these will be needed during the course of the party, depending on its theme.
Think about supplies for food as well. Do you need paper plates and napkins? What about cups? Plastic utensils?
After working out the guest list and other logistics, send out invitations for the summer party a couple of weeks in advance. This informs your friends, family, and loved ones to save the date! Use electronic invitations or paper ones of your choosing. There are plenty of websites such as eVites and Paperless Post that have awesome, free invitation options!
What is a perfect summer party without games? It’s nice to include a couple of games to make the summer party fun. If you are organizing at a pool, beach, etc., focus more on water-based games. Some great water games include water polo, water volley ball, balloon toss, ball retrieval, watermelon seed spitting contests, and more. Setting up a slip and slide is also a great idea.
If you’re hosting in your backyard, board games, yard games and cards games are a great way to offer more entertainment to guests!
Apart from the excitement the summer party brings, your guests will also need food and snacks to keep them going. The food doesn’t have to be something complicated!
Some ideas for menu include popsicles, chips, and guacamole, fresh watermelon slices, fresh lemonade, ice cream sandwiches, cake, pizza, etc. You can also go for the summer classic of firing up the grill, and cooking hot dogs and burgers for your guests.
Drinks are so important to consider when hosting a summer party! Consider drink options as a great way to help guests escape the heat. Offer up refreshing choices like ice water, lemonade, limeade, frozen drinks, adult beverages, and more.
Unlike other events and occasions, party decorations may not be required for a summer party. If you’re planning to spend the majority of the time in the backyard, some simple table cloths could be more than enough decor. You can decorate as much or as little as you want!
Music is a great way to add flare to any party, especially in the summer! Based on the theme you choose for your party, coming up with a music playlist can be a breeze. In the day and age of Apple Music, Spotify, and Pandora, it’s even as simple as just selecting a genre.
Recipe Ideas for Your Summer Party
To make your summer party planning even easier, Limo City has put together a list of some of our favorite summer party recipes! Read on for ideas and inspiration.
- Caprese Salad Skewers from Stuck on Sweet
- Creamy Summer Pasta Salad from Barefeet in the Kitchen
- Strawberry Brownie Skewers from One Little Project
- Pink Lemonade Jello Shots from A Beautiful Mess
- Loaded Creamy Ranch Dip from The Recipe Critic
- Barbecue Pineapple Meatballs from Lil Luna
- Summer Berry Icebox Cake from Cakes Cottage
Limo City Knows How to Throw a Party
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