Summer is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the arrival of long, hazy days than by throwing a party? If you’ve got an occasion coming up, or you just fancy getting all your friends together, here are some fun themes for sun-drenched summer gatherings.
There’s nothing better than a pool party when the sun is beating down, and the skies are blue. If you’re lucky enough to have a pool at home, why not invite your nearest and dearest over, fire up the barbecue and turn up the tunes? Pool parties tend to be informal gatherings, so go for a low-key vibe with the decorations and create your own tropical cocktails to get the party started. If you’re keen to make your event the party of the year, take inspiration from the famous beach clubs of Ibiza and Las Vegas. Create a personalized playlist that is guaranteed to get the crowd moving, throw some giant inflatables in the pool and use outdoor lights to enable you to dance until the early hours.
If the pictures from Coachella have got you dreaming of long, hot summer days, why not use them as inspiration for your next party? You can adopt a rustic approach and adorn your outdoor space with hay bales and bunting or go for a more modern take with oversized bean bags, floor cushions and chic sofa sets with fire pits, outdoor speakers and funky lighting. With a festival theme, you can go all-out on the dress code. Channel your inner Kendall Jenner and go for vintage denim shorts and a fringed waistcoat, opt for old-school Kate Moss in a leopard print slip dress and worn ankle boots or embrace peace and love with hippie clothes. Don’t forget the face gems, flower crowns and body glitter. If you’re serving food, why not hire a burger van or a candy cart or set up your own bar with a hot dog stand?
Al fresco afternoon tea
If you’re looking to stage a more sedate, sophisticated affair, afternoon tea is a brilliant idea. You could opt for a vintage theme and use mismatching China cups and saucers and old-fashioned cake stands, or you could choose a color theme, for example, blush pink and rose gold. Use tablecloths, crockery, napkins, flowers, plants and accessories like paper straws and seat covers to carry your theme. If you’re hosting a party for somebody else, for example, you’re celebrating a friend’s birthday or a baby or bridal shower, you can add a personal touch by customizing balloons and putting a bespoke party bag next to each place setting. You can also custom-design banners and signs to point guests in the right direction.
Summer is almost here, and what better excuse to organize a party? If you’re celebrating or you’re planning a summer gathering for somebody else, you may be on the lookout for ideas for themes. Hopefully, these ideas have got you thinking and you’re looking forward to getting everyone together and celebrating in style! Have fun!
See you next time!