How to Host the Best Summer Party

Sadly, the end of summer is quickly approaching. However, there is still enough time to take advantage of the nice weather and host a beautiful summer party. Here are some tips and tricks on how to turn your run-of-the-mill summer party into an extravaganza your friends won’t soon forget!

1. Make Frozen Boozy Drinks and Desserts

Summer cocktails are delicious, but why not beat the heat by making boozy frozen desserts instead! There are a surplus of recipes for alcohol infused ice cream with flavored alcohol, sparking wine sorbet, and tipsy popsicles. Have some fun with your desserts and cool off with these homemade treats. You can find a slideshow of recipes here.

2. Wow With A #SummerFun Display

Make your party an Instagram worthy affair with over-the-top decorations and a bold color scheme. Decorating can be fun, but also expensive. Don’t worry though, you can still have a gorgeous display with a wallet friendly budget. You can find an overabundance of decorating ideas on Pinterest for every theme, color scheme, and desired mood.

3. Wine with Personalized Labels as Party Favors

Make some cute goodies for your guests to take home! Wine labels are a great idea because they mark a celebration and you can decorate them however you’d like!  You can buy custom wine labels online for convenience, or make your own using labels from the craft store.

4. Make Delicious Fruit Ice Cubes

Don’t let your drinks become diluted by the melting ice! Using pureed fresh fruit in your ice cube tray will keep your drinks cool and make your drinks more aesthetically appealing. By mixing fruit and some flavor such as lemon, lime, or orange zest, you can add additional taste to sweaty drinks.

5. Host a Backyard Water Park

August is one of the hottest months of the year. Cool off with your guests by renting or buying an adult water slide! Imagine your friend’s excitement as their eyes fall upon the massive, inflatable funhouse you acquired. Guaranteed to make your party an epic one to remember. After all, who doesn’t want to feel like a kid again if only for a day?

6. Backyard Movie Night

Warm summer nights allow for spectacular summer activities. Host an unforgettable movie night by using a projector to display the movie onto the side of your house. This allows for a bigger screen and a fun night to remember. Recapture the magic of a drive in by hosting your own backyard movie party!

7. S’mores Bar

Adults and kids alike enjoy a good s’more. Build a s’more bar and let your guests customize their delicious treats with flavored marshmallows, different kinds of chocolate, peanuts, and sprinkles. Take a classic American indulgence and kick it up a notch. Wow your friends with an appetizing display.

These are but a few of the ways you can liven up a summer party. There are a ton of fun ideas and summer activities to do with your guests this summer. As a host/ess, you should know how to show your guests a good time at your summer parties. Let this summer be one of your best yet!

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