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22 Totally Clever Summer Party Ideas

Want to plan a memorable party but don’t want to spend a ton of money or time? Focus on unexpected items, like the punch bowl, and use a watermelon instead. Decorations don’t have to cost a fortune because there are plenty of money-saving ways to put scrap fabrics and paper to use to make stunning backdrops. Party planning is going to be nothing but fun from here on out with these 22 Totally Clever Summer Party Ideas…

FRUIT ICE CUBES

Image source: Pip and Ebby
Image source: Pip and Ebby

Freeze ice cubes with fruit inside to add flavor to your drinks. Find out more at Pip and Ebby.

STRAWBERRY CRATES

Give your guests something to snack on by decorating each place setting with a colorful strawberry crate.
Find out more at Style Me Pretty.

WATERMELON PUNCH BOWL

Hollow out a watermelon to use to serve delicious punch.
Check it out at Martha Stewart.

QUILT TABLECLOTH

Use a quilt as a tablecloth.
Check it out at Style Me Pretty.

RIBBON ROOF

Image source: 100 Layer Cake
Image source: 100 Layer Cake

Hang multi-colored ribbon over the party table. Find out more at 100 Layer Cake.

PAPER CHAIN BACKDROP

Make a bright backdrop out of different color paper chains. This is also great to use for a photo booth.
Spotted at Chicka Bug.

POM POM AND FAN CLUSTER

A cluster of pom poms, fans and chinese lanterns makes for a bright and colorful background.
Find out more at Sweet Designs.

LEAF COASTERS

Large, freshly cut leaves can be use for pretty coasters.
Find out more at Martha Stewart.

POPSICLE BUBBLERS

Place frozen popsicles inside glasses of champagne to sweeten them up for a summer treat.
Check it out at Southern Living.

WOODEN BARREL TABLE

Image source: 100 Layer Cake
Image source: 100 Layer Cake

Get creative with your drink stand by using old wooden barrels with a piece of wood on top for a table. Find out more at 100 Layer Cake.

MASON JAR JUICE BOXES

Give the kids mason jars with straws through the lid instead of a juice box.
Find out more at Nicole Hill.

COLORFUL CHAIRS

Tie ribbons to the back of each chair for this beautiful look.
Find out more at Grosgrain Fabulous.

PARASOLS FOR SHADE

Hang colorful parasols from the trees to add hints of shade.
Find out more at Style Me Pretty.

DRINK COVERS

Keep pesky bugs and leaves out of your drink with cupcake cups.
Find out more at Martha Stewart.

FLOWER POT HOLDERS

Fill flower pots with silverware.
Find out more at Simply Seleta.

CANVAS AWNING

Image source: Pretty Prudent
Image source: Pretty Prudent

Make a simple canvas awning instead of using a big umbrella. Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

WINE BOTTLE VASES

Hang wine bottle vases over the food table.
Check it out at Eat Drink Chic.

FABRIC ICE CREAM CONES

Point your guests in the directions of the sweets with fabric ice cream cones.
Find out more at Icing Designs Online.

CUPCAKE DISPLAY

A gorgeous way to display cupcakes is by hanging them from colored ribbons.
Find out more at Oh Cupcakes.

FABRIC TASSEL DECOR

Image source: Pretty Prudent
Image source: Pretty Prudent

Make a fabric tassel garland to use to decorate anywhere. Check it out at Pretty Prudent.

LEMON BOATS

Use lemon boats as place cards.
Find out more at Marie Claire.

TOY KITCHEN ICE CREAM PARLOR

Image source: Kara's Party Ideas
Image source: Kara’s Party Ideas

A toy kitchen makes for a great place to set up all the fixings for yummy sundaes. Find out more at Kara’s Party Ideas.

 

Article Posted 5 years Ago

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