Summer party supplies
Summer coming to an end doesn’t have to be a sad affair. While school starting again and cooler temperatures isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, the end of summer means it’s time for an end of summer bash. If you’re planning an end of summer party but aren’t yet sure what kind of party you want to throw or where you want to throw it, here are some clever end of summer party ideas to get you started.
1. Have a luau.
There is nothing more summer than having a luau, and before the temperatures start to cool off is the perfect time to thrown one. All you need are the right summer party decorations and you will be off to the races. A few leis are a great place to start, while green grass skirts will round out the look for a truly Hawaiian bash. There are plenty of luau party decorations you can find in our online store, that will make it easy to deck out your venue and your guests for this party. Activities can include limbo, hula dancing, chowing down on slow roasted pork sandwiches, and more!
2. Throw totally sick 90s party.
While to some of us, the 90s doesn’t seem that long ago, it’s becoming what the 70s and 80s were to older generations when most of us were children. It’s now a nostalgic period, just like any other, and can make a great theme for an end-of-summer party, especially since so many movies during this time period were about the end of summer and school. Throw on your favorite grungy 90s outfit, pump the soft rock, and have a sweet time.
3. Whip up a white party.
Whether or not you follow the “no white after Labor Day” fashion rule, it’s still fun to wink at this paradigm with a party for the end of summer with a white color scheme. This theme make finding summer party supplies really easy: all you need to look for are white table cloths, balloons, hanging paper lanterns, banners, etc. in the color white. Deck out your house and your yard, and include the imperative on your invitations that everyone busts out their vest white outfits.
4. Make it Christmas in “August” or “September”.
Christmas in July might not be your favorite of the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer specials, but it is definitely a clever idea, especially if done in August of September. Plus, with hot temperatures abounding, your guests might be raring for a colder temperatures and the fun of the winter holidays. Bust your Christmas tree out of storage and decorate it with leis and grass skirts and everything else summer. Santa’s on vacation for a few more weeks, why shouldn’t you be, too?
5. Throw a fiesta.
There’s nothing better than a Mexican fiesta to wind down your summer! Not only is this a fun theme to get your end of the summer party rolling, it’s also easy to plan. Snack? Chips and salsa. Drinks? Margaritas. Grab a piñata and you have your activities planned, too. Toss out a few sombreros and maybe pop some taquitos in the oven and you’re ready to go!
6. Hit the beach one last time.
Quick, before September arrives and it’s too cold to visit the beach! Taking all of your friends to the beach for the weekend is a great way to get away from home for a little bit, play some beach sports, and just soak in the sun while it’s still around. Everyone should bring or wear their swimsuits, a few big beach balls, and some blankest to delineate your space on the beach, and you’re sure to have a great time!
7. Get together for a garden party.
Summer nights are the perfect time to throw a garden party, and this makes a perfect theme for your last party of the summer. Gather the last of your cut flowers from the garden, set up a long table, and set out plenty of food so you have lots of impetus to sit and eat and talk together. Summer party decorations for this event can be extremely simple, or they can be as fancy and as complex as you desire. Your guests are sure to love this event and your success will keep you warm in the cooler months!
8. Put together one last BBQ.
Most people don’t barbecue during the fall, winter, or spring. It’s just not the right time of the year to fire up the grill. As summer comes to an end, put together one last barbecue to send off both your grill and this great season. Plan a bash with lots of great grilled goods and gather in your backyard to enjoy these last few days of warm weather.
9. Build a campfire.
While some of your survivalist friends might have no trouble camping in the fall and winter, most people will leave campouts behind as summer comes to an end. Why not organize one last camping trip and build a big fire for roasting hot dogs and making s’mores? While everyone might not want to actually sleep outside, everyone will love gathering around a warm campfire when the sun goes down.
10. Movie night.
While most towns no longer have drive-in theaters, there is still something uniquely summer and very nostalgic about watching a movie outside. Build your own drive-in theater with a projector and a white sheet and invite all of your friends over to watch a few of your favorite movies once the sun goes down.