Summer Party Theme

Summer’s the best season of the year, especially when you’re young. A summer party theme, then, will be a real blast for both kids and adults.

The possibilities for a great summer-themed party are endless!

Summer party invitations?

How about a post card with beach scenes on the front? This is enticing and will introduce the summer-themed party setting, which is described below. The information can be scribbled across the back in a brief “wish you were here” fashion. This will get the summer excitement flowing!

What better place for a summer party theme than the beach? This setting is natural and open summer setting to accommodate a large group of people. The summer lighting takes care of itself. Instead of streamers, string luau lights and maybe even provide tiki torches. Go all the way with the Hawaii tradition!

Be sure to welcome guests as they arrive with a personalized beach party banner and beach party supplies like palm trees, beach balls, and flip flop balloons. Music and clothes take care of themselves, too. Provide upbeat, summer-oriented, like the soundtrack to Grease and The Beach Boys. For those who have a preference for modern pop music, you can use other summer-oriented alternatives.

Of course, at the beach, one wears T-shirts, shorts, bathing suits, sandals, tennis shoes, Hawaiian shirts, sunglasses, straw hats, caps, wind breakers, etc. Summer wear, as said, takes care of itself.

See the summer party theme kit for all the needed decorations and supplies.


How about a clambake, with clams, lobster, crabs, shrimp, etc? Of course, seafood can get expensive, especially shellfish. More economical alternatives that keep with the summer/beach theme would be to broil fish and shrimp. Supply potato salad, macaroni salads, and other similarities to top off the meal at the summer-themed party.

Summer Party Games

Volleyball and Swimming
Nothing says “summer” like ongoing volleyball and swimming, especially on the beach!

A scavenger hunt is another great party activity
Scavenger hunts take guests into different locations, hunting for selected objects, people, or locations. It’s a lot of fun and gets all guest involved.

Pearl in the Shell
Hand out a clam-like shell to every guest. This clam is sealed and not to be opened until the end of the summer party. In a couple are “pearls,” which indicate prizes. The rest are empty. The “pearls” are taped in to prevent rattling.

Summer Sandcastle Contest
People are separated into groups. Each group creates a sandcastle. The most creative and original wins a prize. Pictures, of course, are taken to capture those fond summer memories.

Summer party theme page

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