With its long and warm days, summer is the best time of year to gather your friends and family and spend some quality time outside. If you’re lucky enough to have a birthday during the summer months, there are so many fun ways to celebrate it.
In this post, we’ll share six of the top party ideas for summertime birthday festivities. From pool parties to camping to outdoor games, you’re sure to find a party theme that’s perfect for you.
Make a splash with a pool party
What’s better than a summertime pool party? Even if you don’t have a pool at your home, you can head to a neighborhood venue or ask a friend to host the party for you. For food, appoint a grill master to keep the hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers cooking all day. To stay entertained, challenge your guests to a game of pool volleyball or a belly flop contest.
Spend the day at an amusement park
If you’re an adventure seeker, head over to your local amusement or water park for an exciting day out in the sun. Grab your bravest friends to take on the park’s tallest roller coasters, play carnival-style games, and win fun prizes. And don’t forget to treat yourself to some tasty snacks while you’re there!
Head to a nearby beach, river, or lake
The combination of sun and sea is truly unbeatable during the summer months. Take a trip to your nearest beach, river, or lake, and spend the day splashing around in the water. Make a full day out of it by setting up a picnic lunch and playing games on the shore. If you’re on a budget, this is an affordable (but fun) way to celebrate your big day.
Camp underneath the stars
Get away from the city lights and snuggle up underneath twinkling stars on a camping birthday trip. This is the perfect celebration for nature lovers, with plenty of opportunities to go hiking, fishing, and exploring. You don’t need to bring much with you, other than your camping gear, outdoor equipment, and classic campfire food like hot dogs and s’mores.
Host an outdoor movie night
Create your own open-air cinema at home with an outdoor movie night birthday party. It’s easy to set up if you have a projector at home (or one you can borrow from a friend). Load up your lawn with comfortable seating, blankets, and pillows to create a cozy atmosphere for your guests. Finally, make sure you’re stocked up on essential movie snacks like popcorn and candy.
Compete against your friends with lawn games
If you’ve got a competitive side, you’ll love a game-themed birthday party. Set up exciting lawn games like croquet, bean bag toss, and bocce ball for your friends and family to play against each other. You can even pick up a few small prizes to hand out to the day’s big winners. Refreshments can be simple, too; fill a cooler with ice and drinks and set up a table with bite-sized snacks for your guests.
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