Friday, May 23, 2014

Three Summer Birthday Party Ideas!

Written by Heather Hewitt from Shutterfly

Summer is rapidly approaching, and if you've got a kiddo with a birthday in the summer months, it can sometimes be a challenge to come up with fresh ideas. For much of the country, summer is meant to be spent outdoors – you have to take advantage when you can, right? Check out these three fun backyard party ideas you can throw this summer.

Water party. Don’t have a pool in your backyard? No problem. You can still turn your backyard into a waterpark for the day. Just flip on your sprinklers and let the kiddos run rampant in their bathing suits. For even more fun, set up a slip-and-slide – the kids will love it! Also, supervise a water gun battle and watch the party go from great to amazing. Regarding food, get creative and incorporate a beach theme, including fresh fruit, Hawaiian punch, and hot dogs cut to look like an octopus. Send home favor packages that include personalized metal prints, a plastic beach bucket, a shovel, and inflatable beach ball.

Carnival party. It’s always a party when a carnival’s involved! Create “booths” in your backyard by covering folding tables with tablecloths or sheets. Then make signs with each game’s name on it (e.g., Beanbag Toss, Pin Knockdown). Ask older siblings or parents of the party guests to run the booths and let kids play as many rounds as they’d like. And what would a carnival be without hot dogs, corndogs, and deep-fried Twinkies? Get more carnival party ideas here

Mexican fiesta. Nothing says summer heat like a fiesta. Find the perfect colorful birthday cards and invites to send out to your child’s friends and prepare for a blast of a party! Hang red, yellow, and green streamers and use bright tablecloths to create a festive mood. Set up a nacho or taco bar with fun toppings like olives, green onions, salsa, guacamole, cheese, and more. The highlight of the party is – of course – a piñata filled with candy. Let the kids take turns whacking the piñata with a bat and be sure the video camera is taping when it finally busts open and everyone scrambles for a treat! 

Whatever theme you choose, take the opportunity that summer affords and throw a party in your own backyard. Your child will forever remember the fun and all the effort you put in will be well worth their smiles.

Author Bio: Heather Hewitt is a seasoned writer and guest author who enjoys connecting people with thoughtful products, services and ideas as they relate to crafting, photography, gift giving and personal expression.

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  2. Very impressive ideas and I really love it.