Summer is the season of socialising, celebrating and memory making with friends and family under the sun and what better way to do just that than with a summer party? Bring together your close circle or everyone you know and indulge in delicious food, sip on thirst-quenching drinks, bask in the good times and create memories that will last a lifetime. So, before you send your invites here is a guide to making sure your event is a sensation.
#1 Set the mood with a theme.
The key to any successful summer party is creating a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Start by choosing a theme or colour scheme to tie everything together. Maybe you want to go with an island paradise theme complete with sage green and cream decorations or maybe you prefer a more laid-back vibe like a garden party, with neutral tones and soft accessories like picnic blankets and recliner chairs. Whatever your style, make sure it's reflected in every aspect of the party from the food, drinks to the tablescape and location.
#2 Serve refreshing food.
This is a crucial part of any party especially in the summertime. Keep things light, seasonal and flavourful with plenty of grazing appetizers, garden salads, grilled meats and vegetables. Plus, don't forget about a little sweet treat and fresh fruit for dessert. Remember to also consider any dietary restrictions or allergies your guests may have and offer some options that suit their needs. With these food ideas, your summer party is sure to be delectable.
#3 Don't forget beverages.
When it comes to beverages for a summer party, you'll want to offer a variety of options that are light, fresh and thirst-quenching, including both non-alcoholic and alcoholic options. This can include ice-cold beers, sparkling white wine, homemade cocktails, sodas, iced tea and fruit-infused water. To ensure you can enjoy the festivities yourself, set up a sophisticated self-serve bar area with sturdy poolside drinkware like our SUNNYLiFE styles where your guests can mix up their own drinks and you can be worry free about broken glass.
#4 Have your playlist ready.
Another key element of any summer party is the music. Make sure you have a playlist of upbeat tunes that everyone can enjoy. Choose a mix of classic hits and current favorites and make sure the volume is just right, loud enough to get people dancing, but not so loud that it's overwhelming. For a pre-made soundtrack tune into our Summer 2023 playlist here and for latest in summer speakers checkout our SUNNYLiFE options.
#5 It's all about the little details.
Don't forget about the little details that can make all the difference. Have plenty of sunscreen on hand and sunshade available for those who need it. Provide plenty of seating options from lounger chairs to bean bags. And add some decorative touches like pool floats, fairy lights, candles and vases of fresh summer flowers. You can even create your own table menu, invitations and stationary signs that co-ordinate with the theme of your celebration to really impress your guests and take your hosting to the luxe level.
There you have it, 5 tips for hosting the perfect summer party. Remember to keep things light and relaxed, provide plenty of refreshments and entertainment, and don't forget the little details that can make all the difference. With a little planning and preparation, your summer party is sure to be a success amongst your nearest and dearest.
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