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Fabulous Summer Party Ideas

Marta Block


Kick off your flip-flops and put on your party-planning hat, it’s summer! The key to throwing a fabulous party is to choose a theme (find theme ideas from The Bash) that starts at the invitation and carries through to the very end of the event. Here are three party theme ideas from GigMasters to get you in the mood for some summer fun:

  1. Dancing Under the Stars Nothing says summer like a great barbecue, cold drinks, and groovin’ music. With a little planning, you can turn the average backyard barbecue into an unforgettable party. It’s the little details that will make all the difference. Instead of the standard cooler on the ground in the dark (we’ve all been there), give each couple a bucket with ice and two Corona’s. And, don’t just plug in your iPod, set up a dance floor, hire a DJ, and crank the summer tunes. You get the idea…here’s our must-play list of Top 10 Summer Songs to inspire you.
  2. Fiesta! Get inspired by the colors, sounds, and flavors of Mexico, and put together a fiesta to remember. Have fun with the invitations, use bright, bold colors to set the mood. At the party, hand every guest as they arrive a glass of colorful sangria. Mexican food is so easy to make for a crowd (or cater in from your local Mexican restaurant). And, of course, no Fiesta is complete without a strolling mariachi.
  3. Hula, Hula – If recreating a Hawaiian luau in your backyard seems overwhelming, you must read on. There are simple ways for you to do your own twist on the traditional Hawaiian luau. Instead of a whole roasted pig, for example, serve pulled pork mini-sandwiches on a beautiful plate, adorned with tropical flowers. Tiki torches and Hawaiian cocktails in chimney glasses or coconut cups, will sure set the tone. And, just when your guests have completely settled in, surprise them with hula dancers or belly dancers. A 30-minute show will be the perfect finale to your exotic evening.

Have a party!