3 summer party themes

Summer’s the perfect time for parties, whether you’re planning on hosting something fun in your own backyard or at a local park. We’ve rounded up three fab summer party ideas. Need inspiration? We’ve got it all here:

hawaii party theme

Hawaiian luau

Hawaiian luaus are really only possible in summer. It’s the ideal party for dressing up and having some fun. Here’s how to host the best luau ever!

What to wear

Grass skirts, bikini tops, Hawaiian shirts, sarongs – anything in bright tropical pinks, reds, oranges and yellows. Don’t forget the flower in the hair (preferably a hibiscus or frangipani) and the lei of fresh or faux flowers.

What to eat

  • Fruit kebabs made with chunks of pineapple, watermelon and strawberries.
  • Tropical drinks made with juice and fresh fruit chunks served ‘mocktail style’ – topped with teeny umbrellas.
  • Alcoholic punch made with juice, fresh fruit and wine or vodka
  • Mini Hawaiian pizzas made on pita pockets

Think fruity, think tropical, think delicious!

What to do

It isn’t a Hawaiian party without a hula competition. Search YouTube for some how-to hula videos for inspiration, play the music and get hula-ing! Or, try a hula hooping competition – who can keep the hoop up the longest?

How to decorate

Bright streamers and flowers scream Hawaii. Crepe paper streamers in shades of hot pink, orange, yellow and lime green are ideal. Party supply stores will have a range of items in Hawaiian print – or go crazy making the decorations yourself.

bonfire party

Around the campfire

A camping party in your own backyard? Why not? Feel like a kid again and enjoy the novelty of camping under the stars – and camping at home means you are in control (and if it rains, you can simply decamp to the living room floor!).

What to wear

Think casual and comfy around the campfire. Jeans, shorts and a simple checkered shirt will do. Perhaps with a kerchief tied in the hair or around the neck. Imagine you’re out in the bush – what would you dress up in?

What to eat

Barbecue it up with some sausages, salads and s’mores. Serve sausages in bread or a long roll. For drinks, serve up some beer or soda for anyone who wants a non-alcoholic drink.

What to do

Tell spooky stories, toast marshmallows, and sing some campfire songs. Even setting up the tents can be an adventure (or a nightmare) for some people.

How to decorate

You simply need a row of tents – perhaps with bunting stretched between them. For a campfire, create a bonfire or use your imagination – particularly if there’s a fire ban. Even a barbecue can be used as a campfire if it’s got the right name and you use it for that purpose!

beach party theme

Beach party

Bring the beach to your backyard with a summer beach party at home. Set up some sand (a sandpit) some water (a pool – even a paddling pool!) and start having fun!

What to wear

Swimmers, sunhats and sunscreen! Dress as you would for a day at the beach.

What to eat

  • Call your local fish and chip shop and put in an order
  • Bread rolls stuffed with salad
  • Hotdogs
  • Milk shakes with stripy straws
  • Ice cream served in wafer cones

What to do

Beach days are all about relaxing, so why not set up some game of cricket or volleyball for those who want to be active and line up some towels for those who want to relax – don’t forget the sunscreen!

How to decorate

Think blue and yellow, have plenty of inflated beach balls to play with. If you’ve got a pool, fill them with inflatable unicorns and flamingos for some added water fun.

How do you like to celebrate the summer season?

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her world chrissyWritten by Chrissy Thompson

A massive fan of a sing-along and dancing in the rain, Chrissy is an incredible artist who usually has a sketch pad in hand. A lover of nature, she spends her weekends hiking with her partner, taking pictures of her adorable pug Rosie and learning a new skill.

Favourite fashion and decor style: Boho-chic


One Comment

  1. Vikki Sainsbury November 28, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Any kind of themed party is usually a hit – will have to organise something for my birthday which is 4 days before Christmas with the girls methinks. Haven’t had a night out for quite some time and it’s always great catching up with friends you haven’t seen for a while 🙂

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