The pleasures of a summer birthday party, when the pleasant weather allows you to celebrate with friends outside. We’ve put up ten awesomely imaginative, but entirely doable, summer party themes for our kids’ summer birthdays, whether it means gathering everyone in your backyard, meeting at the local park, or even taking over a peaceful stretch of sandy beach.
Summer Party Theme: Under the Sea
On a hot summer day, an under-the-sea party makes perfect sense, even if the nearest body of water is the kiddie pool. For party games, we recommend anything that involves water! Inviting children to the pool or even a tiny pool in the garden is a good idea. Set up the sprinkler and let the kids immerse themselves in the aquatic theme. Let the youngsters make their own seahorses out of construction paper and play pin-the-tail on the mermaid.
Theme for an Ice Cream Social Birthday Party
Ice Cream Party-Our kids will scream for a party as adorable and cool as this. You’ll find a plethora of free printables and guides for truly unique DIY decorations through online research, such as the cutest ice cream cone/yarn garlands and more amazing things. Of course, there should be extra ice cream for the cake, as well as a topping bar for the visitors to help themselves. Get your custom printed paper cups and other dessert supplies you need for throwing the best party!
Theme: Summer Bubble Party
We haven’t yet met any small children who aren’t enthralled by bubbles. That’s why we think a bubble-filled birthday party, especially for a preschooler or kindergartener, would be a lot of fun. Just make sure to have enough bubble toys on hand, as well as plenty of “bubble juice” for refills, as seen in this bubble-themed birthday party by Creative Vision Design and Photography.
Theme of a Garden Birthday Party
With everything in bloom, spring and summer are ideal times to throw a garden-themed birthday party complete with tons of gorgeous floral décor — or bugs and butterflies, if your children prefer. Serve excellent in-season garden vegetables and veggie dip, and top cupcakes or a Carvel ice cream cake with green grass topping and lovely butterflies sticking from the top. Also, instead of using store-bought decorations, use fresh cut flowers.
Pin the Ladybug on the Flower is a fun game for both boys and girls to play at a garden birthday party, or put up a craft table where kids can paint and fill their own flower pots to take home. It would also be simple to devise a scavenger hunt that sets children on a quest to locate plastic toy bugs scattered throughout the yard.