Summer is the time of year when parents do not have to worry about packing lunches, assisting with homework or running from one school activity to the next. This summer will be unlike any other before, even though we can't gather in large groups, but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate the weather. 

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Ways to Plan a Festive Summer Party

Planning a festive summer gathering is also on the wish list because it is the perfect time of year to celebrate as a family and enjoy a break from the rigorous school year routine. Summer days should be filled with pool parties, summer BBQ's, and plans to hit the beach. We know plans have changes, but if you can celebrate safely, we want you to make the most of the long days.  

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Five Ideas to Make Your Summer Events More Festive

Here are a few tips when hosting an impromptu summer party without a lot of fuss:

  1. Create a fun, signature drink. Maybe you love mojitos, martinis or sangria. You can find inspiration on Pinterest to seek out that perfect summer cocktail mix. There are some fun recipes you can try yourself and there are fabulous ideas to create a DIY glass to present to your guests. This Red, White, and Bubbly drink would be a hit at any party! It can easily be made non-alcoholic for kids and teens. Serve it up in these festive mason jars with lids and straws.
  2. Decorate your yard or deck. Since our favorite restaurants are in a state of flux, we have to get creative. That means making our own outdoor spaces more festive and fun. Start with a banner like the ones we found on Etsy. Don't forget the festive lights. These LED string lights will make your outdoor area feel like an intimate bistro.
  3. Add a game. Before or after dinner, get the family moving with a fun outdoor game. Two of our favorites include corn hole and ladder toss. These are both great for ages 5 and up. Check out www.5minutesformom.com for more family-friendly games.
  4. Show and outdoor movie. We love the classics, like Jurassic Park and any of the Harry Potter movies. To make them even more special, set up an outdoor movie theater with this Epson Home Cinema 1060 projector. This portable device delivers larger-than-life Full HD entertainment at home. Get widescreen images up to 300" — up to 25x larger than a 60" flat panel — in 1080p. Get yours on Amazon here.
  5. Tent it. If you throw a daytime party for the family, create some cool shade with this awesome tent. This foldable, lightweight tent can be used at the beach, pool or simply in your backyard. It weighs only 1.2 kg, and is big enough for two adults and two children. In addition, the cotton canvas features a UV filter. Get your Fat Boy Miasun tent here.
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