Summer is the best time to throw a backyard bash for your family and friends. Get ready to kick back and enjoy some fun in the sun. Where to begin with the party planning? Look no further - we put together our list of 5 summer party ideas and themes for kids to help get your party planning started!
Along with a theme, the key to a great summer party is all the extras that go along with it! We’re talking snapchat filters, DIY instagram frames/photo areas, party favors, and signature food & drinks, just to name a few! Here are our top 5 kids' party themes & trends for summer 2018:
With the Avengers + Co. more popular than ever - a superhero theme party is the way to go! Your little ones will love to dress up as their favorite hero or heroine, so be sure to have masks/capes available for all. Include treats such as popcorn, sno cones and power foods (aka fruits & veggies!). Hire a face painter to help transform the kiddies into their characters. And, most importantly, you can’t forget a surprise appearance from their favorite character!
Under the Sea
Your little princess and friends will love an under the sea party! Blue, green, purple & pink colored decorations, jellyfish paper lanterns, and of course, starfish & other sea creature cut-outs! For an activity, have the little mermaids decorate seashells that they can take home. If you have a pool, be sure to have some seahorse/seashell floats so they can pretend they’re out in the ocean too! Add in an appearance from a real mermaid and the day will be perfect.
Let's Get Wild
It’s time to celebrate your little king or queen of the jungle! Incorporate as much animal print, tree leaves, green balloons and stuffed animals as possible. Have the kids make their own pair of safari binoculars (paper towel rolls + paint!) and see who can spot the most jungle critters. Bring in a face painter to transform the special guests into their choice of party animals and a balloon twister to create their favorite furry friends. Don’t forget the animal crackers & jungle juice (for kids & adults!)
Summer is full of music festivals and outdoor concerts - so why not host your own and have a karaoke party! Make sure everyone has their own VIP Pass, inflatable musical instruments, and plenty of glow sticks & necklaces. Set up a small stage area for the main event, along with a popcorn bar for the attendees. Book a karaoke DJ to keep the tunes flowing and the energy high! A photo booth (complete with rock star wigs and props) will keep the little ones entertained while they wait for their turn in the spotlight. It’ll be a night they’ll never forget.
Backyard County Fair
It’s the epitome of summer fun - all the little ones will love a County Fair party, especially in their own backyard! Serve your favorite BBQ grill items, and red, white & blue treats. Book a petting zoo and/or pony rides - and don’t forget a caricaturist! Add in some ring toss and sack races complete with tickets to redeem for prizes. Kids (and parents alike) will love the all-American feel of the backyard County Fair.