There is something wonderful about the summer that fills most days with happiness and a lowered
level of stress. However, if you are planning to host a summer party, those anxiety levels may shoot
right back on. Continue reading for our guide to throwing the ultimate summer party for kids and
Ultimate Summer Party
Al fresco dining can be a delight, if done right. You need to know numbers of guests in advance in
order to have the right amount of food. Barbecues are usually successful, but bear in mind that if
you have younger guests, it is imperative to keep them away from the area. If you are on a budget,
asking your guests to bring a dish each would definitely help ease the financial burden but also the
time and effort required to prepare everything. Suggest a dish beforehand though to ensure you do
not end up with five dishes of the same potato salad.
There is bound to be a fine balance when it comes to ensuring your guests have enough to drink yet
not too much, alcoholic ones for adults, of course. For many, a summer get-together simply wouldn’t
be the same without the opportunity to relax sipping on a glass of wine or beer. Have plenty of
options for the children, too. If you don’t have the chance to make enough ice, buy a few bags from
the supermarket – reasonably priced and takes the pressure off! Disposable cups may not be so
great for the environment, but glasses aren’t great when they smash either. You could compromise
and have a sustainable party by buying some reusable summer goblets and beakers instead.
Adults are often happy entertaining themselves with tales of days gone by and reminiscing about
childhoods. However, kids are not quite so easy to occupy their time. Swimming pools, trampolines
and backyard inflatable water slides are all simple but fun suggestions. In fact, you might find some
of the adults feeling a little jealous and begging to join in. If you have a large garden, consider setting
up a sports game of some sort – just don’t let anyone get too competitive or the fun may be lost
rather quickly. If your summer party guests are a little rowdier, grab a karaoke machine and sing your hearts out.
Knowing who to invite to any shindig can be a little challenging and cause headaches. It depends on
how formal an event you are planning as to how and who you invite. However, having a good idea of
how many people will be attending will ensure you plan accordingly. If it’s a family gathering, speak
to someone else within the family to make sure you have sent invites or texts to the right people.
Not doing this could lead to people being upset at being excluded. If you are wanting it to be invite-only summer party, be sure to explain this to others and say numbers are limited. Not doing so could lead to a
whole host of others attending, potentially eating you out of house and home and causing a terrible
mess that will need a lot more attention.