It’s August already. AUGUST. Most kids will be starting school later this month and the summer will officially be over. This is usually the point when I realize that I haven’t done half of the things I’d like to do during the summer and I feel the rush to fully appreciate these last few weeks. What better way to do that than throw a party or playdate with a great summer theme? Here are a few fun outdoor summer themes to use:
The beauty part of an outdoor party is not have to worry as much about the mess, just be sure to let parents know to put the kids in clothes they don’t mind getting messy. Give the kids some chalk and let them decorate the sidewalk, and fence, and porch… whatever. It’ll all come off the next time it rains or you can hose it down! Easels and canvases are especially exciting for kids so let them paint with brushes or their fingers and use some washable markers and crayons. Everyone can help create a giant mural if you hang some butcher paper or roll of paper onto a fence. Serve fruit or treats in rainbow colors and send your guests home with their artistic creations.
Wet & Wild Party
A kiddie pool, a sprinkler, squirt guns, and bubbles are an invitation for summer fun, and if you’re feeling brave you can even have some water balloons prepared. Be ready to get wet! There’s probably not much need for activities – just let the kids run wild and splash. “Water”melon makes a great snack and if you want to serve a fun treat make some blue jello in clear cups with gummy fish floating in it.
Ice Cream Social