During the summer, one of the best things to do is celebrate outdoors with friends. Garden, terrace or balcony, it doesn't matter: what really matters is the company! And yes, also knowing how to best organize a summer party. If the idea appeals to you but you don't know where to start, we'll take care of it! In this article, you will find many useful tips for planning your next summer party. Are you ready? Let's start!

Let's start with the basics: when deciding to organize a party, it is important to create a small checklist of things to consider. It will help you to keep everything under control when, quickly understanding what you are missing and what, instead, is ready.

Location

A classic summer party should naturally take place outdoors. The garden, terrace and balcony are perfect. Alternatively, how about a party in the park or at the lake? Important: those who organize a barbecue in public must inform themselves in advance to find out in which public places it is allowed.

Decorations

Once you have chosen the location, it's time to think about how to decorate it! Greenlight to garlands of lights, colored festoons, flower pots… you choose how to decorate your party, also based on the theme you want to follow.

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Are you thinking of a Hawaiian party? In this case, green light for necklaces of colored flowers, pineapple-shaped cocktail glasses, multicolored sunglasses to give to guests and, for an extra touch of originality, flamingo-shaped lights. Do you prefer the marine style? Focus on basic decorations in shades of blue and white, perhaps setting the buffet with striped runners and a ship-shaped centerpiece with fresh flowers inside.

Also suitable for parties without a specific theme are the more classic decorations, such as balloons, flags, colored lights and colorful straws. Do you want to create a magical atmosphere even when the sun goes down? Metal lanterns or glass candles are elegant and functional at the same time.

Food and beverages

What to drink and eat during your summer party? Go for something light, organizing a buffet almost like an aperitif. Remember to cover each snack with a cloche to protect the food from the sun's rays and insects. For drinks, make some fruity cocktails (even non-alcoholic versions), and don't forget to make fresh water available.

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No summer party can do without tasty food. The best thing to do is ask your guests to prepare something so that a large buffet is made and everyone can find something to their own taste. Meat dishes, vegetarian options, a delicious dessert, nothing will be missing! You too, of course, will have to prepare something. Small snacks or finger foods are the best solution: they are not only practical but also easy to prepare.

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Music

Create a party atmosphere with the summer hits of the last decades. So what are you waiting for? Forget everyday life and have fun in good company. Let's dance!

Guests

Will it be a family party or a party for friends? Or for both? Do your friends know each other? Do they come alone or in the company? Invite those you care about and enrich your party. Don't be afraid to introduce unfamiliar faces or mix different friendships. After all, new acquaintances are the best side effect of the parties!