Are you as ready for Summer as I am?
My kids are counting down the days until “school’s out for Summer,” and I have to admit that I’m ready for some sleep-late mornings and pool time.
Summer, in my opinion, is the best time of the year to have a party. Whether it’s celebrating a big Summer birthday (my middle daughter turns 16 on June 11, so we are in full-on party planning mode), enjoying wedding events, or just lazing around the backyard with your close friends…Summer is the perfect time to entertain.
For your enjoyment and inspiration on this early Summer afternoon (what, it’s not Summer yet in your neck of the woods? Down South, it’s already a roaring 85 degrees and my air conditioning is officially on!), I give you some ideas that just shout “sun and fun.”
How beautiful are these images from a luau birthday? The cake is gorgeous, and that do-it-yourself wreath made with paper umbrellas is perfect! (Found at Hostess with the Mostess.)
An easy cake for a Summer party is this sun cake made simply with a round cake (homemade, cake mix, whatever works for you), and yellow frosted sugar cones for the “rays.” Add some edible yellow glitter and you are good to go!
I love the idea of getting out the hula hoops for the little ones (and, well…the older kids too. I love to hula hoop!), and as an added bonus you can use the hula hoop and other props for a photo drop area. (Also from Hostess with the Mostess.)
Watermelon is the perfect Summer treat, and how adorable is this watermelon cake. (Found at Taste of Home, which always has wonderful food and fun ideas.)
Yellow just makes me think of Summer (think: sunshine, lemonade, happiness!), so I adore this Hot Air Balloon party with lots of cheery yellow. (Found at Simplified Bee.)
And who doesn’t need a yummy drink to cool off after a hot Summer Day? These refreshing drinks…Non-Alcoholic Citrus Rosemary Cooler and Watermelon Picnic Cocktail…hit the spot, I say! (Both found at Ruche.)
Now…aren’t you ready for Summer to get here?