Five Summer Theme Parties to Throw this Year

Summer will be officially here in a couple days, and with summer comes warm weather and vacation time! We all know that summer is the best time to have fun and party it up. But what happens when you've grown tired of the same ol’ backyard barbecue? You make it a theme party, of course! Check out our favorite summer themes that are great for the season and get ready to plan your next gathering!

Pirate Party
When we think about summer, we think about water, sun and fun. So, what better way to celebrate the season than to throw a party based on salty sea swashbucklers? With a Pirate Party, you can have plenty of ocean-themed decor and food which will surely make your guests go “ooh” and “ah”. In fact, you might even get “Arrgghh” here and there! Remember, it’s so much fun talking like a pirate that someone even created a holiday for it. So put on your eye patch, brandish your pirate sword, and get ready to party like a pirate! Need to make it family friendly? No problem! Just throw in a treasure hunt to keep the kids occupied!

Movie Night
If you are looking to stay out of the heat this summer, then you’ll enjoy hosting a movie night! You can stay indoors if you want to stay within the confines of modern comfort, but if you’d like to enjoy the warm dusk of a summer night, try hosting a movie night outdoors. Borrow or buy a projector and set up shop in the backyard. Make it even more fun by having classic theater food (like hot dogs and popcorn!) and get everyone in the spirit by having them dress up as their favorite movie characters from the feature film!

Toga Party
Summertime is hot! As a result, getting people to dress up for a theme party may be a challenge unless they get to wear something breezy. And what’s breezier than a toga? Host a toga party this summer and recreate the bright blue oceans of the Greek isles. Serve Greek-inspired tapas and plenty of wine, and you’re guests are sure to have a great time!

Midsummer Masquerade
Masquerades never go out of style. Woodlands, fantasies, and merry-making make the perfect theme for any summer party! The addition of masquerade masks brings a delightful touch of mystery to the night and allows your guests to get a little wilder than they normally would! With a summer masquerade party, all you need are light hors d’oeuvres and plenty of merry drinks to make the night last!

Rodeo Party
Round up your friends this summer for a wild Western theme party! Heat and the Old West go together like gin and sarsaparilla, so naturally, a rodeo party makes a great theme party for the summertime! Throw some slabs of ribs on the grill and provide plenty of “poison” to get all the cowboys and cowgirls loose. Add some country music and popular line dancing songs and you’ll have a real party!

With these fun party themes, you’re all set to get the most out of your summer. You’ll find all the costumes you need for your theme party over at For more creative ideas, follow us on Pinterest and stay up to date on the latest news on Facebook and Twitter. Make sure you also bookmark our blog and visit us all summer long for more party and costume ideas! Until next time, party on!

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