Are you hosting summer party this year? Make it the best ever with these 21 super summer party tips! Whether it is family, friends, or the neighborhood, getting together can be a blast. Good food, good drinks, laughter, and fun is a must for your next summer party.

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Let’s throw the best summer party ever!

Summer Party Ideas for Kids & Beyond…

A summer party is a great way to get outside and socialize and see the people you may not get a chance to see often.

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But like any party, it can be a little stressful to put together. But have no fear, we grabbed so many great summer party tips to make throwing a summer party a breeze.

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Summer Party Hacks & Tips

1. How To Tenderize Steaks

Looking for a great way to make your steaks tasty and tender? Use this amazing trick from One Good Thing to tenderize even the cheapest of steaks into a delicious juicy steak for your summer grilling!

2. Frozen Lemon Cubes

Make the best and most refreshing summer drinks with these amazing lemon lime ice cubes from Industrious Justice. This is such a great idea that will make your drinks extra flavorful!

3. DIY Hand Washing Station

Make your life so much easier with this backyard hand washing station from Princess Pinky Girl. No more tracking mud through the house every time the kids need to wash hands so they can snack! This is a must for summer parties! Everyone gets a little grubby.

Kids Summer Party Tips & Tricks

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Take your summer party next level!

4. Mocktails For Kids

Your kids will love these fancy mocktails from Modern Parents Messy Kids as a cold Summer drink. Nothing beats cold drinks and fresh fruit when you’re enjoy hot dogs in your own backyard.

5. Stress Free Planning Tips

If you are planning a party for kids these five tips will help you prepare for it! These are easy summer party ideas that will keep everything stress free.

6. Frozen Grapes

Natural Deets‘ healthy summer snack is sure to make your kids smile. Frozen grapes are fun to eat straight, and also a fancy substitute for ice cubes in drinks! This is a fun thing to add especially if you have like a tiki bar.

7. Fruit Cubes

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What a genius idea for a summer party!

One Crazy House‘s easy drink hack will make your ice tea or club soda stand out above the rest! Take a fruit popsicle and chop it into bits. Put the bits into ice cube trays and freeze. Pop out at your party! This is perfect for mocktail happy hour!

Outdoor Summer Party Tips

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Your summer party will be the talk of the neighborhood.

8. Party Garland

Decorate your summer party with style while leaving your bank account intact with this gorgeous DIY party garland from This Is Our Bliss. You can use this as one of your summer birthday party ideas too.

9. Sundae Bowls

Sundae bowls! The only thing that can make a sundae better on a hot day are these amazing brownie bowls from Today’s Mama! Ice cream happy hour is here! Sundaes for everyone!

10. Drink Station

Make fueling up during a backyard party a lot easier with this genius drink station idea from Lil’ Luna!

11. Sink Extender

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Make summer party clean up a breeze even for the littlest partiers.

If you are hosting a party with lots of tots, consider improvising with One Crazy House‘s mom hack and make a sink extender to save your guests backs and help your kids be more independent!

Fun Summer Party Tips

12. Popsicle Ice Cubes

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Colorful and refreshing is perfect for your next summer party.

Dress up a drink with some fancy ice cubes! Chop up a bunch of different colored popsicles, layer the cubes in a jar, and pour club soda over the cubes for a rainbow in your mouth!

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These summer party ideas are sure to please.

13. Mac and Cheese Cups

These macaroni cups from Cupcakes and Cashmere are every child’s dream come true and an essential summer snack! This is great for summer birthdays, outdoor movie night, or any backyard party. These will go with almost any of your favorite grilling recipes.

14. Watermelon Pops

Make messy backyard snacks a little bit cleaner with these genius watermelon pops from A Pretty Life! I love these! Great for the backyard or any beach party. It’s refreshing and hydrating.

Summer Party Hacks

15. Stack Your Snacks

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Make eating on your feet at your summer party easier.

Stack your snacks to make transporting them easier on your party day. You can stack fruit and dip, or popcorn and nuts, using silicone cupcake liners, mason jars, and bento boxes. The options are endless.

16. Pipe Cleaner Coozie

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An easy way to identify your party drink!

Don’t loose your cup! Mark your glass as yours with a DIY pipe cleaner coozie. Just wrap the pipe cleaner around the stem, and you have your own style, “marking” your cup.

17. Homemade Potato Chips

Homemade potato chips are not only better for you and tasty. they’re also really fun to make! Instead of buying a bag, consider making these with your kids for your next bash!

18. Party Questions

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Ask each of your summer party goers a question…or 10!

Create a fun new summer tradition with with these cute interview questions. Quiz your kids, and record their answers to revisit later years!

19. Teddy Bear Picnic

Throw your little ones a teddy bear picnic they will never forget, with this sweet idea from Tea Time Monkeys. This is the cutest idea for a summer birthday!

20. Backyard Camping

Host a fun backyard camping slumber party for your little ones and a couple friends! This is one of the more popular summer party themes, full of fun and summer vibes.

21. Camping Center

If you don’t want to go all the way with a backyard campout, you can feature a “camping center” setup for the kids at your next BBQ, complete with a tent, sleeping bags, chairs, and (supervised) campfire with songs, s’mores, and other favorite campfire foods and desserts!

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Have a special occasion? Backyard bbq party? Than these are perfect for a fun party.

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What is your favorite summer party hack? Comment below! 



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  1. Love this!!! My sons party is in one week and I’m totally nabbing some of these ideas! Thanks for the share