Backyard Summer Parties for Kids

Brittany Anderson

Brittany Anderson


You don’t always need a special occasion in order to throw a party. Celebrating with the people you love is enough - especially your little ones.  Summer is the ultimate season for kids' parties! And what better way, than throwing an outdoor summer party - the weather is warmer, the days are longer, and there’s no mess to clean up after in the house!

Here are some tips on how to throw the ultimate kid’s bash this summer:

Plan ahead. Make sure to give extra notice to all of your guests, as families tend to make summer vacation plans ahead of time. Extend the invite to parents or entire families for all to enjoy!

Stay cool. Summer days can reach stifling temperatures, so it’s important to keep everyone happy and hydrated. Provide easy access to an assortment of ice cold drinks so that thirsty kids can help themselves as needed.

Pool Safety. Who doesn’t love to dive in for a refreshing swim on a hot summer day? If you have a pool that kids will be using during your party, establish rules for safety. Not everyone knows how to swim, either, so it would be smart to have floaties or life jackets available just in case. You may even want to hire a lifeguard or assign parent supervision shifts during pool time. Having someone there to keep an eye on the children will allow parents to relax and enjoy themselves. If you don’t feel comfortable letting kids in the pool during your party or don’t have one, set up a kiddie pool! Plastic or inflatable kiddie pools are inexpensive and easy to maintain!

Sun Protection. The sun’s rays are too strong to ignore. Set up a U/V protection station so that all guests can protect themselves while the sun in shining. Include sunscreen with higher SPF for the kids, hats, and sunglasses that can also double as party favors.


Grown-Up Area. Don’t forget to cater to the adults at the party, they deserve to have some fun too! Have adult refreshments and food options. (check out our Pinterest boards for inspiration!)


Keep it fun. Make your party stand out from a typical summer outing. Consider getting a bounce house for the kids to enjoy, you’d be surprised at the types of themes available these days!  Take your party up a notch by booking entertainment for both kids and adults to enjoy, such as a DJ or band.


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