Summer Birthday Party Ideas That Sizzle!

Sorry Lana Del Rey, but we think that summertime sadness does not apply here!

Summer is such a joyous time of year. The vacations, the sunshine, the carefree attitudes… it’s essentially a ball of joy crammed into a bottle of sunshine, and who doesn’t love that!? Especially when it’s in conjunction with a birthday celebration.

So go on with your bad self and spice up any type of summer birthday party with these hot, hot, hot ideas.


Watermelon Jell-O

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This uber-cute watermelon delight is perfect for a kids or adult style birthday fiesta. Just add alcohol for the adult version!


Campfire Favor Bag

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Send guests home with a s’mores kit. It’s easy to make as it consists of only 3 ingredients (graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows), and everyone associates s’mores with summer.


Glowing Pool

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If you’re hosting a nighttime pool party, try adding glow sticks into the pool for a glowing good time.


Mason Jar Cocktails

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Have pre-made cocktails grab-ready by filling mason jars with a signature drink. Simply fill, cap, and place into a bucket of ice. Guests will love how ready-to-go these drinks are.


Tiki Bar

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Try dressing up your refreshment bar/stand with some traditional Tiki Bar accouterments. It’s a super fun and summery idea.


Fruit Decorations

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Take advantage of in season fruits by using them as decorations and centerpieces. It’s an easy way to infuse color and it’s extremely on theme.


Summer Themed Photo Booth

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Essentially, every party these days demand a photo booth. So for a summer birthday party, try infusing summer related props like sunglasses, hats, suns, and rainbows.


Movie Projector

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Take advantage of a nice summer evening by setting up a movie projector during the party. You can even play the birthday boy or girl’s favorite movie!