Your Guide to Hosting a Summer Party

This summer, throw a party without breaking a sweat. Here’s you go-to guide to hosting a summer soiree.

Get Organized.

Organization is the most important step to planning a party. Make a checklist, decide where to host the party, and set a date. Refer to this party planning checklist from Real Simple.

Pick a Theme.

The next step is to decide on a theme. Summer themes include tropical paradise, barbeque bash, or a fun fiesta. Choose a theme that appeal to your guests. Once you decided on your theme, you can pick out decorations and plan a menu.

Notify the Neighbors.

You can send printed invitations, create an event on Facebook, or make a few phone calls. If you send printed invitations, make sure the design fits the theme. This will inform guests of what to wear to your party.

Plan a Summer Menu.

When deciding on a menu, pick seasonal produce. Your guests will enjoy fresh watermelon and berries, tomatoes and artichokes. Add fish to your entrees for a lighter main course. Make a summertime drink that will keep guests cool and refreshed. Consider using this drink recipe:

Raspberry Lemonade from Food Network


Once everything is planned, it’s important to relax before the party begins. Your guests will have more fun, and so will you!


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