Fun Summer Party Ideas

This post is sponsored by JOANN…all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I am so excited about my post this month!  Summer is approaching and I am always looking for fun ways to entertain and I’ve teamed up with JOANN to show you some really Fun Summer Party Ideas!  Whether you’re celebrating a summer birthday, entertaining the neighborhood kids or hosting a friends get together, these colorful and COOL ideas are the perfect touch to any party!


I find one the easiest way to dress up a party is with paper!  JOANN carries an amazing assortment of Bazzill Cardstock Papers.  So…I grabbed a bunch of plain cardstock sheets in my favorite tropical colors.  Next, I wanted to make a paper table runner and additional elements that I could cut on my Cricut Explore Air 2.

I decided on some tropical shapes that played into my theme…monsterra leaves, flowers and other leaves.  I randomly laid them out to mimic a table runner.  Then I made a small backdrop with some cut tissue paper kit and leftover shapes to carry the theme over.

I LOVE all of these color coordinated party supplies that JOANN carries…it makes matching your party decor so simple!  I even incorporated the Bazzill paper cut outs into a party garland I made.


No party is complete without snacks!  Ready to move onto some simple ideas to serve up some summer time treats?  Ok…no baking involved!  Woo-hooooo!!!  I always head to my local grocery store and grab plain white iced cupcakes and a 10″ cake that I can take home and decorate myself.  JOANN has an incredible section with items to decorate cakes, various icings, sprinkles, candies, etc.  I grabbed sprinkles in the color to match my party along with some candy too!

Here is what the plain store bought cake & cupcakes looked like before I dressed them up.

POOF! Here is what they looked like after!  Adding colorful sprinkles and candies immediately dresses up a boring cake and takes just a few minutes!

Next, I wanted to serve up some icy treats so I found this galvanized metal box that I filled with ice and frozen fruit bars.  It also makes the treats easy for guests to grab.

See?  In just a few simple steps, some colored cardstock & plain grocery store treats…you can throw a really cute & fun summer themed party that will please any crowd!


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