During the summer you don’t need a reason to celebrate. Just celebrate summer itself!
Take advantage of the good weather. String up some fairy lights and invite the neighbors over for potluck.
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Or simply just star gaze.
Come One and All
The fact is summer should be a relaxing time of hotdogs on the grill and a dip in the pool. Summer parties don’t need a lot of planning or fuss. For an easy invitation just grab a fun image, add the date and time, and send it via email.
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We’ve all seen the tassel garland but why not attach one end to a few beach colored helium balloons?
A whole flock of flamingoes? Why yes!
Use traditional elements of summer in new ways.
Scatter some Dollar Store beach balls around the yard. They can pull double duty as the perfect party favor too.
If it’s great weather consider bringing some of your interior furniture outside.
Food and Drink
If you’re expecting a crowd this clever drink station packs a punch.
Or perhaps create some coconut coolers.
Elevate your chips and dip.
Line trays and plates with food safe palm fronds.
String up a sheet for movie night.
Play your favorite summer themed movies.
The Perfect Summer Party of course needs a perfect playlist.
Here are a few of my favorites.
The 50’s and 60’s
Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran
Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer Nat King Cole
Summer In The City The Lovin’ Spoonful
Surfin USA Beach Boys
Heatwave by Martha & The Vandellas
Surf City Jan and Dean
Under the Boardwalk The Drifters
Here Comes The Sun The Beatles
Summertime, Summertime The Jamies
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini Bryan Hyland
Let The Sunshine In The Fifth Dimension
One Summer Night The Danleers
The 70’s and 80’s
In the Summertime Mungo Jerry
Summer Breeze Seals & Croft
Rockaway Beach by the Ramones
Summer Nights The Cast of Grease
Sunglasses At Night Corey Hart
The Heat Is On Glen Frey
The Tide is High Blondie
Cruel Summer Bananarama
Vacation The Go Go’s
The Boys of Summer Don Henley
Walking on Sunshine Katrina and The Waves
Summer of 69 Bryan Adams
Suddenly, Last Summer The Motels
Whatever you do, just have the time of your life.
Here’s to celebrating summer!