Simple “Best Summer Ever” Party Ideas

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We love having people over to hang out and have some summer fun. I think summer is the perfect time for having play dates and parties! But, throwing a party doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking! You can make it the best summer ever with these simple party ideas…Simple Summer Party TipsFirst up, you can make things a little more fun just by doing a few simple decorations. I just draped a cheap turquoise blue table cloth for a backdrop & table cover. Some fun things like cocktail umbrellas, paper straws, and paper lanterns work well too. Simple Summer Party IdeasFood is always a must at parties, but you can keep it simple and still have fun. For this little playdate, I kept things simple with stuff I already had on hand. I made a simple infused water and peach lemonade for drinks. We served up some veggies & chips to munch on. And, for a fun dessert we made beachy cupcakes. Easy summer party ideasAny beach-themed food works great for summer parties–and the beach cupcakes are SO easy to do! To make beach cupcakes, just frost any old cupcakes with a small amount of frosting. Then dip into finely crushed graham crackers. Add a cocktail beach umbrella for fun and you have beach cupcakes!Beach CupcakesIf your party will involve kids, you definitely want something fun for them to do. We decided on some outside water play. The boys’ friends hadn’t tried out the DIY water blasters yet! So, those were a BIG hit! While the kids played, the moms sipped on some peach lemonade.  Peach LemonadeDon’t forget favors! Sending guests home with a little “thank you” is always nice. Thanks to our sponsored partnership with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, our guests received some great summer products! Each favor bag contained Band-Aids, Neosporin, and sunscreen (for kids and adults). A party favor with useful, HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® items was something that the moms really appreciated!! #Moms4JNJConsumer Summer Products Party FavorsHEALTHY ESSENTIALS® Products are key essentials that can help you keep going and stay focused on fun this summer, no matter what happens. You won’t have to worry, because you’re prepared for the Best Summer Ever!

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What are YOUR best summer party tips?

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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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