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Five Spring or Summer Party Themes That Are Sure to Impress

Written by Samantha Owen

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Posted on May 17 2023

Summer is looming and the sun is out. This is the perfect time to host a get-together at home with all your friends.
Summer nights are filled with fond memories and events that everyone enjoys. Here are a few tips for planning your Spring or Summer party:
1. Choose a theme. Having a theme will help you narrow down your choices for food, decorations, and activities.
2. Set a budget. Once you know how much you're willing to spend, you can start planning your menu, decorations, and activities.
3. Send out invitations. Be sure to give your guests plenty of notice so they can RSVP.
4. Decorate your space. Decorate your home or backyard to match your theme. You can use balloons, twinkle lights, tablecloths, and other decorations to create a festive atmosphere.
5. Prepare the food. If you're cooking yourself, be sure to start planning your menu well in advance.
6. Set up a bar. Be sure to have plenty of drinks on hand for your guests.
7. Plan some activities. To keep your guests entertained, plan some activities where everyone can participate.
8. Relax and enjoy all of your hard work.
 
We have put together a few themes to consider for your spring or summer party, these vary in time and effort but all in all great options! Check it out:
 
Backyard Brunch
Everyone loves a classic brunch, now that the weather is warming up and the sun is out, there is no better time to host your own brunch! First up on the to-do list is to make sure you have everything needed for the ultimate brunch. That’s where we come in, we have put together a small list of items that are absolutely necessary for brunch!
What You’ll Need:
 
Picnic
I don’t know about you but a good picnic at sunset is the perfect way to embrace the beginning of Summertime. The best part about a picnic is that it can take place anywhere, whether that is your house or a favorite local spot with a great view! The whole idea behind a picnic is that it takes minimal effort, has good food, and most importantly great company.
What You’ll Need:
 
Potluck but Bring Something that Represents YOU
This is a special type of party that takes some of the hosting duties off of your shoulders and invites your guests to bring an appetizer, dessert, entree, or any dish that represents them! Potlucks are a great way to get together without relying on just one person to do all of the planning. 
The unique part about this theme is that your guests have to put a little extra thought into their dish and spice it up by making it more personal. Some example dishes include:
Italian 
Ultimate Caprese Salad
Greek
Supper Spanakopita
Brazil
Baked Brazilian Pineapple
New Zealand
 
Pavlova
Coastal Cowgirl
The Summer theme of 2023, beginning on Tik Tok the Coastal Cowgirl theme is a great way to spice up any ordinary dinner party. This trend has become increasingly popular because it is both rugged and relaxed! A dress up dinner is always more fun and gives everyone the opportunity to spice up their everyday wardrobe. Not to mention the pictures, they are a great way to remember any night. In addition to the outfits, putting on a tasteful dinner is just as important and don’t forget the drinks to get the party started!
What You’ll Need:
 
Backyard Dinner Party - Lighting up Summer
Summer is the best time of the year to enjoy quality time with family and friends. As the temperatures rise and the days grow longer, many of us find ourselves yearning for an opportunity to gather with friends and family. Whether you're looking to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy a warm Summer evening, a backyard dinner party can be the perfect way to make the most of the warmest season. Here are some tips and tricks to help you host a memorable Summer backyard dinner party.
1. Plan what you’re going to make for your guests. One of the keys to a successful dinner party is planning your menu in advance. Think about what dishes you want to serve and how you can incorporate fresh, seasonal ingredients into your menu. Summertime is the best time of the year to utilize fresh ingredients, consider picking up your groceries from a local farmers market! Create a comfortable dining experience outdoors.
2. Make sure your guests are comfortable, this can be done by creating an inviting outdoor dining area. Consider setting up a large table with plenty of seating and adding some colorful tablecloths and napkins to create a festive atmosphere. We offer a variety of Linen and Tableware, so browse through our selection and take your pick! Adding some outdoor lighting such as our Flameless Lantern to set the mood and keep your guests comfortable as the sun goes down.
3. Serve refreshing beverages, the more options the better! Our Vintage Crystal Beverage Dispenser is a beautiful and practical addition to any summer backyard dinner party. Fill it with your favorite cold beverage, whether it's lemonade, iced tea, or a refreshing cocktail. It will elevate your backyard dining experience and add a touch of elegance to the setup!
4. Music is always a MUST! No party is complete without music! Create a playlist of your favorite summer tunes and play them throughout the evening. Consider setting up some speakers or hiring a live musician to provide entertainment for your guests.
5. All that is left to do is sit back and enjoy your hard work!
Summertime is so enjoyable, it’s a great way to get outside with your closest friends and family.