A Fabulous Summer Party Inspiration

Milena Kukurekovic


Summer calls for amazing drinks, delicious food, and great company. Whether it’s the first BBQ of the season or a weekly gathering, host your guests in style. No need to stress because we have you covered. We put together some summer party inspiration that is sure to impress your friends and family. First things first. When you are planning your next party, think about the venue. The ambiance will help you decide on a color palette that will complement the party environment. For our summer bash, we chose yellow, gray, white, and green. These colors are great for a summer party because of the crisp, vibrant, contemporary, fresh look they bring to events. 


Part of our color palette inspiration came from fresh fruit. Using fruit as part of your event decor is a great way to add natural, inexpensive, reusable elements to your party while enhancing your color scheme. We used lemons and limes. For a simple, pretty place card, put a pick in a piece of fruit. Then cut a shape out of card stock, add a decorative border, and the name of one of your guests. We chose to make square place cards to mimic the shape of our plates. Pair the pick place cards with our cocktail napkinsyellow dinner napkins, clear and silver beaded napkin rings, square cups, and the glimmer forksknives, and spoons to wow your guests. 

Drink stations are perfect for summer events!...Especially when you do signature drinks like hard lemonade and mojitos! | www.SmartyHadAParty.comContinue to use your key colors and elements throughout your party. We reused lemons and limes to create a drink station. This drink dispenser is stackable, and its hollow space at the bottom is perfect for decorating. 

 For centerpieces, remember that you want to be able to see and talk to the guests that sit across the table from you. Thus, it is sometimes best to use a low centerpiece. We used a square glass vase with yellow and white calla lilies. We made sure to show off the beautiful green stems of the flowers to give the table a balanced and fresh look. Love this color combination? Shop the entire Lilian Collection here. Looking for edible inspiration for your party? Check out our 3 Summer Salads blog. Party Seriously, Smarties! 

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