You don’t have to be an event planner to throw an epic summer party! Bonjour Fête has curated a selection of summer-themed party supplies and party decorations for all. Here you’ll get inspired with endless ideas for summer party themes. Now, let’s go have some fun in the sun! 

Before we get to the summer party ideas, let’s start by answering some of the most commonly asked questions..

What to bring to a summer party? Bringing a hostess gift to a summer party is a great way to show your appreciation. A bottle of wine or a bouquet of fresh flowers are classic choices. If you're attending a potluck event, why not bring a delicious allergy-friendly appetizer or dessert to thank your host?  

What to serve at a summer party? Serving fresh, seasonal summer foods at your event is the best way to make the most of the summer season. Whether it's a backyard barbecue, outdoor picnic, or a more formal al fresco dinner, taking advantage of the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables is key to creating delicious and memorable dishes. 

What to wear to a summer party? The attire for any given occasion will vary depending on the theme of the event. Still, no matter what the theme may be, sunscreen is always en vogue!

So, without further ado, here are the 10 most popular party themes for those warmer months. 

Whether you’re looking for summer birthday party ideas for kids, or summer party themes for adults, there’s something for everyone!

Luau party supplies.

Luau Party

A hula-va way to celebrate summer birthdays, Luau parties are a wonderful way to kick-off summer! Grass skirts, leis, and tiki torches are all essential elements to complete the luau look. To add to the tropical atmosphere, decorations such as brightly colored party supplies with palm tree accents are ideal. Don’t forget the traditional Hawaiian music and dancing to get everyone in the summer spirit!

Garden party ideas.

Garden Party

If you’re celebrating a bride or mom-to-be this summer, consider a garden party fête. Garden parties are a wonderful way to honor a special occasion and are perfect for warmer weather. Set a stunning table with flower arrangements and coordinating floral party supplies and decorations and watch your guests' happiness bloom. 

Beach party ideas.

Beach Party

Channel the sound of waves crashing, the feel of sand beneath your feet, and the warmth of the sun on your skin with a nautical party! Have under-the-sea fun with a beach party that includes decor in shades of blue, seashells, beach balls, and more! Play beach-themed games like beach volleyball, beach frisbee, and sandcastle building competitions. Enjoy tasty treats like seafood, tropical fruits, and beach-themed cocktails. 

Pool Party

Gather all the necessary items for a fun-filled pool party! Stock up on inflatable pool floats, as well as poolside party supplies and decorations. Don't forget the water balloons, slip 'n' slide, and other summertime water toys. Set up a music playlist and snacks, and you'll have an event that is sure to make a splash!

Picnic party ideas.

Picnic Party

When it comes to summer party food ideas, a picnic party is the perfect way to showcase your culinary skills! From fresh vegetable crudites served with dips, to gorgeous fruit graze boards with an array of fruits, nuts and cheese, and elevated charcuteries with delicious cured meats, and artisan breads, there are so many great ideas to choose from. (Just don’t forget your picnic basket and wine!)

BBQ party ideas.

BBQ Party

Hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken, and grilled corn are all essential components for a classic summer barbecue! Also essential is party supplies sturdy enough to hold your haul. Consider large palm leaf plates to build your meal on top of, and don’t forget the red gingham napkins

Ice cream party supplies.

Ice Cream Party

Search no further for summer birthday party food ideas! Host an ice cream party with a sundae bar that includes all the classic toppings, like sprinkles, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and cherries! Scoop up a variety of ice cream including classic flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry into sweet cups. Add in decorative accents like ice cream honeycomb decorations and paper plates for that cherry-on-top moment!

Citrus party ideas.

Citrus Party

A citrus themed party is a fresh and juicy take on a summer celebration. Welcome your guests with a signature drink like freshly-squeezed lemonade or a traditional Italian limoncello. Decorate your space with vibrant oranges, lemons, limes, and other citrus fruit hues. Add some extra zest to your party decor by adding fruity balloons and paper decorations! 

Flamingo party decorations.

Flamingo Party

Flamingo fête, a fun and feathery birthday party idea! For a truly picture-perfect pink paradise, start by decorating your space with pink party supplies like pink plates, napkins, and cups. Hang pink banners throughout the room, and top off the look with a few cheerful flamingo balloons

Camping party ideas.

Summer Camp Party

Summer camp party is our most popular kid birthday party idea! Decorate your space with camp-themed party supplies like tents, campfire decorations, and outdoor-themed balloons. Plan fun activities like an obstacle course, scavenger hunt, or s'mores making. And don't forget the campfire songs and classic campfire stories!

That concludes our top ten best summer party ideas! Check out our other blog posts for even more sunny celebration inspo! From our fête to yours, bonne chance! Xx

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