Summer Party Decorating Ideas

  • Gorgeous Invitations 1 of 20
    Gorgeous Invitations
    Planning the shindig of the summer? Build the buzz by sending out these super-stylish printed invites — way better than the modern-day Facebook evite!
    Get Brightside Press invitations »
  • Hanging Streamers and Lights 2 of 20
    Hanging Streamers and Lights
    Create the illusion of an outdoor “ceiling” by stringing some streamers and lights above your table. A little mood lighting never hurt, right?
    Get more outdoor party inspiration »
  • Star Medallions 3 of 20
    Star Medallions
    If you’re all red-white-and-blued out, choose cotton prints with different patterns and colors to brighten up any daytime party.
    Make star medallions and more 4th of July-inspired crafts »
  • French Bistro Furniture 4 of 20
    French Bistro Furniture
    Feel as inspired as Hemingway or Sartre as you take in the sounds of the summer on these adorable French bistro chairs — they even come kid-sized.
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  • Picnic Table for Kids 5 of 20
    Picnic Table for Kids
    Never has sitting at the kids’ table been so cool!
    Get a picnic table for kids »
  • Vintage Place Cards 6 of 20
    Vintage Place Cards
    Repurpose old postcards by turning them into “vintage place cards” for each guest at your table.
    More easy table-setting ideas for summer entertaining »
  • Vintage-Style Glass Bottles 7 of 20
    Vintage-Style Glass Bottles
    These chic milk bottles can do double-duty as vases or water carafes for an outdoor soirée.
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  • Paper Parasol Topiaries 8 of 20
    Paper Parasol Topiaries
    You could stick those little umbrellas in drinks ... but why not use them to make an impressive (but easy) centerpiece your guests will love?
    Make paper parasol topiaries »
  • Pizza Peels 9 of 20
    Pizza Peels
    These handy platters are perfect for serving pizzas, cheese, or fruit — just cut it all up in the kitchen and carry it outside!
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  • Ice Cream Cups 10 of 20
    Ice Cream Cups
    We can’t think of a cuter, more summer-y way to serve ice cream to your guests. These cheery cups and spoons just make us smile.
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  • Summer Pie Plate 11 of 20
    Summer Pie Plate
    Relying on the ice-cream man for dessert? Not anymore — this beautiful serving plate will put you in the mood to dish out fresh fruit pies every night.
    Get a summer pie plate »
  • Rainbow Straws 12 of 20
    Rainbow Straws
    Sometimes it’s all about the details. Kids — and big kids — will love popping these multicolored straws in their smoothies.
    Get rainbow straws »
  • Colorful Serving Trays 13 of 20
    Colorful Serving Trays
    These bike- and pennant-decorated melamine trays come summer-ready — the bright colors are just begging for a batch of cupcakes to show off.
    Get colorful serving trays »
  • Slate Drink Labels 14 of 20
    Slate Drink Labels
    Always mixing up the water and the club soda? These lovely reusable labels make sure everyone gets what they want in their glass.
    Get slate drink labels »
  • Ruffled Streamers 15 of 20
    Ruffled Streamers
    Transform plain-old crepe paper into professional-looking garlands with just one easy tool!
    Make ruffled streamers »
  • Accordion Lanterns 16 of 20
    Accordion Lanterns
    Hung together, these light and airy paper lanterns will transform your backyard into a whimsical summer wonderland.
    Get accordion lanterns »
  • Solar-Powered Party Lights 17 of 20
    Solar-Powered Party Lights
    No outlet in the backyard? No problem — all these Ikea lights need is a little charge in the sun
    (don’t we all?).
    Get solar-powered party lights »
  • Life Preserver Welcome Sign 18 of 20
    Life Preserver Welcome Sign
    Set a fun and relaxed tone for your party with a welcome sign people can’t help but smile at.
    Find more party ideas »
  • Picnic Kit 19 of 20
    Picnic Kit
    If you’re hosting a small and intimate party, this picnic kit is a cute, stress-free way to enjoy
    an outdoor meal.
    Get a picnic kit »
  • Roll-Up Picnic Blanket 20 of 20
    Roll-Up Picnic Blanket
    Let the kids have a picnic on the grass while the grown-ups eat at the table. This pretty poppy blanket will keep their outfits free from grass stains (more or less).
    Get a roll-up picnic blanket »
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