We are experiencing a heat wave, and it's giving us major cause to throw a pool party. Or any kind of party really, as long as it involves ice cold rosé or a blended drink.
Here are 7 Summertime Party Ideas to elevate your outdoor entertaining game and give you inspiration for an end of the summer bash!
1 / The Crab Boil
You already know how much we love an oyster on the half shell, why not take it to the next level with a crab boil? Head to your local seafood market to pick up some fresh crab, then visit SMP Living to get Abby's tips for throwing an effortless seafood boil. Coral colored blooms + crab shells & corn make for a beautiful tablescape!
2 / A Flamingo & Pineapple Pool Party
Why not build your menu around a frozen pineapple cocktail? Save the pineapple shells for DIY vases, and use tropical blooms for fun arrangements by the pool. We're thinking Chloe's DIY flamingo & pineapple party cups would be the perfect addition to this pool party!
3 / Tequila Cocktails & Yummy Confections
What more could you need than Tequila and cake? Nothing. This tropical cookie decorating party from Scarlett & Grace with Milou + Olin Photography and Paper Heart Patisserie is making us want to drop everything and make an agua fresca cocktail!
Milou & Olin Photography via SMP Living
4 / A Taco Bar Party. Enough said.
We heard tacos, and we immediately RSVP'd yes. This is such an easy party idea because tacos are basically DIY food - throw in a few margaritas, and you've got yourself a party. Bonus: you won't even notice how hot it is after your second round! Carlie Statsky, Christine Cater, Beijos Events, Engaged and Inspired are the geniuses behind this soirée!
5 / A Glamorous Bohemian Soirée
Complete with flower crowns, a perfectly pretty floral salad, and flowy skirts, this boho party beats Coachella. Hosted & styled by Lark & Linen and photographed by Heidi Lau - you're going to want to ditch your shoes and head to the beach!
6 / A No-Cook Summer Dinner Party
Last time we checked, it was approximately 176 degrees outside. That means, we definitely aren't in the mood to stand in front of a hot stove, let alone, a hot grill. This no-cook summer dinner party menu from Camille Styles is the perfect way to party without melting by a fire.