When the sun shines brightly and you crave fresh air, it’s time to throw a party. If you’re hosting a summertime affair with family and friends, don’t forget to plan plenty of interesting activities. An outdoor event can make it uncomfortable to mingle, especially if it’s windy. You can keep guests engaged indoors by hosting a fun summer party.
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Here are five ideas you can try at your next summer party:
- Summer Camp
This is a great activity when you want guests to arrive early in the morning and spend the day with you. You’ll need to plan, but it will be more fun for everyone. You’ll also get the opportunity to get acquainted with people better known by their real names by talking outside of the house environment.
Offer to bring the guests breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but don’t be afraid to ask them to contribute something. Give orders for the preparation and cooking of food, but still, let your guests help with it. Consider drinking the best Moscato wine you can get within your budget as a tip.
- Sleeping In a Hammock
This is an excellent activity for a cool summer night with friends. Ask your guests to bring sleeping bags or blankets so they can sleep comfortably in a hammock. Set up the hammock in your backyard, or if you have enough space, set them outside your living room windows where you can enjoy watching movies together after a day of sunbathing. If you have one already, prepare and hang mosquito nets around the hammocks to avoid getting bitten by insects while sleeping.
- Beach Party
This is a great activity for your backyard or patio. Decorate your patio with beach-theme props, such as beach balls and sandcastle sculptures made out of blocks of wood. Provide towels and sunscreens to protect everyone from the sun’s harmful rays. You can also arrange a volleyball net or set up an area for the children to play beach ball. While some guests play on the beach, others could be sunning in the deckchairs and the hammocks. If you want to dip in the water, you can ask your guests to bring their swimming suits. No pool? No problem. Just turn on the sprinklers.
- Pool Party
When planning a pool party, ensure your pool is safe for use by having it cleaned and maintained immediately before the party. You can choose an indoor area to set up tables and chairs so your guests have space for food and drinks. You can also set up umbrellas to keep plenty of shade for your guests to relax. You can provide fruit and drink snacks in the pool for everyone to enjoy.
- Game Party
If you are looking for a cheap, fun, and memorable party activity, hosting a game party at your home is the best choice. You can go all out by hiring professional game hosts, but if you are on a budget and have some spare time before the party, you can organize a simple game night by calling some friends over to your house. This can be done in two different ways.
You can invite people over for an empty house party where you only plan to play some games with your guests or invite friends for a game night at your home during which all your guests share their common interests like board games or even playing cards such as poker.
You can plan to invite your friends from college or some friends from your neighborhood. You can also host a mix-and-mingle party where you invite people with different interests and let them mingle with new people during the party.
Whether you’re having a party at a house, apartment or condo, there’s something for everyone. Hosting a great party will make your guests feel comfortable and enjoy the experience much more. After all, they are your guests; you shouldn’t do everything for them. Let your guests help you set up the place, offer them food and ask them to contribute to the party.
It’s always good to be prepared for any outdoor activity while entertaining guests outdoors. If you’re getting ready for a fun summer party at home with family or friends, choose an interesting activity from the above ideas. They will surely be remembered by everyone who attended your summer party.