Anytime of year can be perfect for hosting a one-of-a-kind special event that truly celebrates a guest-of-honor facing a milestone like a graduation, a birthday, a big move, or even a retirement. Choosing a favorite hobby, TV show, or travel destination is a simple way to help create a unique celebration that makes the man or woman of the hour feel special and understood. Anniversaries, baby showers, and engagement parties are also great excuses to host a get-together, regardless of the season. These events can also be made special by telling the couple or family’s love story through a theme that highlights their interests or hobbies. But if you are hosting a summer party and stumped trying to choose an appropriate theme, keep in mind that the season itself lends itself to serving as its own special party theme! And here are just a few of our favorite takes on typical summer shindigs.
Special Themes for Your Summer Celebrations
If you want summer, itself, to be the star of your next celebration, then look to the season for cues about the decor and the menu. Sunflowers and seasonal wildflowers are perfect additions to any kind of gathering. And the many fruits and vegetables that are in season, over summer, make wonderful mainstays on any party menu. But here are a few other ideas, for summer-inspired bashes!
Red, white and blue doesn’t have to be cliché. If you’re throwing a July party, whether it’s a birthday celebration or a rehearsal dinner you’re hosting, consider fun takes on the patriotic July Fourth theme, by including red flowers in antique blue canning jars and white milk glass for timeless décor. Traditional red-checkered tablecloths gets an upscale touch, by adding hints of lace and fabric buntings.
Hawaiian-themed get togethers don’t have to include plastic blow up palm trees. For a stylish and chic shower or engagement party, consider fresh floral leis, authentic Hawaiian-flavored dishes, and decorative Tiki lights on tables.
Ice cream sundaes aren’t just hits with kids. Guests of all ages will enjoy a well-stocked sundae or DIY ice cream sandwich station. Just make sure to include everyone’s favorite fixin’s, like syrups, cherries, nuts and of course sprinkles! You could even consider hiring a local vendor to provide you with fresh and flavorful ice creams.