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Many people love the fact that they have a summer birthday. Why? You have lots of options to celebrate! For example, you can celebrate the warm summer sun with all of your friends and family with an outdoor party. So many people love grilling, listening to some music and playing yard games during the summer. Embrace these great summer activities and add your birthday. But, there are many ways to celebrate a great summer birthday party.
“First, you need a great invitation to get the word out. Look for one with a fun summer theme that gets your guests ready for some fun in the sun. Next, your party needs some great food dishes to enjoy. Make a few batches of refreshing lemonade and iced tea to keep your guests hydrated and cool. Lastly, don’t forget about dessert. You’ll have your birthday cake, of course, but you should also spring for some alternatives, like a tray of cookies or a fresh fruit platter. In addition to food, you’ll also need some tunes to get the party started. Create your very own playlist and stream it via Wi-Fi with a waterproof Bluetooth speaker. You’ll also need some outdoor lighting to keep the party going after the sun goes down and a few citronella torches to keep the pesky bugs away.”
Summer Birthday Party Tips
To ensure your guests have a good time and your party runs smoothly, there are a few key essentials you’ll need to gather up before the party starts.
Pick a Date
First things first, pick a date. Whether you are planning this shindig for yourself, a family member, or friends, find out what day works best for the entire crowd. Weekends are usually the best days to celebrate as most people are more available. Though this might mean that you don’t get the chance to celebrate on the actual birthday, but it’s worth it to be able to celebrate with the most important people when the time comes!
Finally, consider that summer schedules fill up quickly, so don’t forget to pick a date and send out invites early, especially for a kids party. After all, you don’t want all his or her friends to miss out!
“If you are planning on having your birthday party in the middle of the summer, your child might be worried that their friends will forget about them or not want to come to their party if they don’t see them every day. It may help to assuage their fears if you lock down your RSVP’s ahead of time — that is, before the school year ends — so that your child can move into the summer knowing that they won’t show up to their birthday as the lone guest. Yes, it may sound crazy, but other parents will most likely understand the unique pain of being the parent of a Summer Birthday Kid.”
Select the Location & Theme
Now that you’ve picked the date for your birthday celebration, it’s time to figure out where to throw this rocking summer birthday party! Because it is summer, you have a wide variety of places to choose from. Maybe the kids want to spend the day celebrating by the pool in your backyard, or maybe you just want to unwind and celebrate with a few close friends at an outside restaurant. The beautiful Summer weather provides you with a ton of options both inside and out. Find your favorite spot and enjoy the sun!
As a result, selecting the right location and birthday party theme takes some planning. Fortunately, there is no shortage of ideas. From ice cream socials to summer pool parties, select a theme and location that really creates the best day of summer!
“It’s your little one’s special day, so there’s no stopping Mom when it comes to planning the perfect birthday bash. Kids wait all year to celebrate their big days, and with one of these amazing party themes, they’re sure to have the best days ever. From parties inspired by glitter, sprinkles, strawberries, and lemonade to princess bashes of every variety to boy-perfect soirees featuring mad scientists, pirates, ninjas, and even construction cones, [there is a party idea that works for you.]”
Crank the Tunes
The root of every great celebration starts with a rocking playlist, and your summer birthday celebration should be no different! Whether you like jamming out to Top 20 summer hits, tapping your boots to the Top 20 country songs, or if you prefer the cool soul of summer reggae tunes, make sure that you have the playlist ready for your party. We suggest starting the music before your guests arrive so that you get to have some fun while setting up the party.
Especially if you are hosting an outside summer birthday party, the music selection really sets the right mood.
“Nature is great. We love nature—our favorite stuff comes right from it. But at a certain point you really just want to put on Sugar Ray and sing the chorus of “FLY” at the top of your lungs. Or Smash Mouth “All Star”. We don’t judge—but your neighbors might.”
Have a Bonfire
Summer means long, hot days and cool nights! Spending the evening surrounded by a bonfire will add a nice touch to any summer birthday celebration and be the perfect opportunity for everyone to talk around the fire or tell scary stores. Just make sure you have enough chairs to sit on as the long Summer day fades into night.
If starting a bonfire isn’t your thing, but you love sitting by the fire at night, then set up the fire pit for your party. After all, is there anything better than some summer s’mores?
“Whether you want to keep the party going after the sun goes down or it’s a chilly evening, a fire pit is the ideal place to gather. Plus, now you have an excuse to make s’mores. Don’t worry if you don’t have one already—there are tones of affordable portable options out there.”
Great Food is Mandatory
Every birthday celebration needs an awesome spread of food, so why not stick to the season’s classics and have some BBQ? Summer calls for grilled food, cold salads, and even cooler drinks! Plus, everyone LOVES a tasty BBQ, so don’t forget to have enough for your entire crowd!
For some great ideas that will keep you enjoying your party and out of the kitchen (or away from the grill), then check out these some great and simple recipes.
“Spend less time prepping and more time soaking up the fun. These easy party recipes—including watermelon salad, juicy burgers, shrimp kabobs and root beer cupcakes—are ready in 30 minutes or less.”
And of course you CAN’T forget a…
Of course there will be cake, but nothing says summer like some fresh fruit. Plus, sweet fruit works as a centerpiece, appetizer, side dish and dessert. And nobody knows fruit like our team, so take a look at these great arrangements and platters for your birthday party.
- Chocolate Dipped Indulgence Platter
Every party needs dessert and our Chocolate Dipped Indulgence Platter is chock-full of decadent chocolate-covered fruit, including apples, strawberries, pineapple, and more. It offers a healthier take on traditional desserts, yet it’s still oh-so-delicious. A birthday party isn’t complete without some chocolate, so kick off your party with this great chocolate covered fruit platter.
- Summer Fruits Platter
Everyone loves some fresh fruit, so your guests will flip over our Summer Fruits Platter. It skips over the boring stuff and is instead packed with all of your favorite summer fruits, including pineapple, mango, watermelon, kiwi, strawberries, and blueberries. A great addition to any summer birthday party for all ages!
- Sun-Sational Bouquet™
Set the mood for your party with our eye-catching Sun-Sational Bouquet that offers a touch of summer sunshine to your tablescape. This bountiful bouquet of fresh fruit is filled with sun-shaped pineapple, watermelon, kiwi, blueberries, and so much more. This beautiful arrangement makes a great table centerpiece for your birthday party, and the delicious fruit will make you and your guests’ mouth water.
- Sharing Is Caring Platter
Make your summer birthday party an occasion to remember with these key summer birthday party celebration ideas.
If you’re looking for some more tempting treats to add some fun to your summer celebrations, check out our fresh summer fruit arrangements or stop by your local Edible Arrangement store for some more ideas. Your guests are sure to appreciate your attention to detail to create a welcoming, fun atmosphere for all.
So go and celebrate that Summer birthday in style!