How to Throw the Ultimate Summer Party

Young people hanging out by a pool with a big yellow float.

As the sun slowly sets on summer, it’s time to end the season with a bang. There is no better way to do so than with the ultimate end-of-summer backyard party. Bask in the sunlight one last time with friends and family before fall comes to sweep the summer away. Read on for a bit of inspiration to get the good times rolling!

Set the Scene

Whether you prefer a tropical luau theme or a retro-inspired party, the key is to prioritize vibrant and inviting colors. Transform your backyard into a summer getaway with fresh flower displays, beachballs, and leis. To ensure that the true essence of summer is in the air, adorn every drink and hors d’oeuvre with a cocktail umbrella. When planning your party, save money by upcycling old mason jars and vases to create floral centerpieces. Get creative and set up a DIY photo wall to capture the picture-perfect moments. With these decorations, your party will be one to remember.

Game On

Although your guests will be pleasantly mesmerized by your decorations, you must keep them entertained. With exciting activities for everyone, there will always be a bright moment at your party. Please encourage your friends to embrace their competitive side with a few tournament games. No party would be complete without a cornhole tournament. Mix up the classic game with truth-or-dare cornhole.

If you have a pool, consider starting a game of water volleyball or have your guests compete in a relay race. No pool? No problem. Cool off with a water balloon fight or turn on the sprinklers to instantly beat the heat when it gets too hot. For those who prefer to spend most of their time at the snack table, a friendly hot dog eating contest is sure to satisfy anyone’s hunger and competitive nature. The winner gets bragging rights for the rest of the year!

Set the Mood

Keep the party going all night with tiki torches and string lights when the sun goes down. Create a magical ambiance that will set the perfect mood for unforgettable memories. Once the day begins to slow down, tap into summer nostalgia with a timeless movie. Fill your backyard with cozy blankets and pillows, set up a projector, and turn on a classic flick. Of course, you can’t have summer without smores. Break out the marshmallows and light the fire pit while relaxing under the stars.

Now that you have your party plans, all that’s left is to send invitations. Check out our summer playlist to get the party started!

Summer Soundtrack

Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus

Sunroof by Nicky Youre, dazy

Summer Days by Martin Garrix, Macklemore, Fall Out Boy

Lavender Haze by Taylor Swift

Calm Down by Rema, Selena Gomez

Pineapple Sunrise by Beach Weather

Flowers by Miley Cyrus 

This Is What You Came For by Calvin Harris, Rihanna

Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles

Summer Baby by Jonas Brothers


What do you think?

385 points
Upvote Downvote

Written by Jenna Greaves

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *