Fun Summer Birthday Party Ideas

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Celebrating a warm-weather birthday? We have plenty of joyful summer birthday party ideas for kids and adults. Get our best birthday recipes and ideas for DIY decor. These summer party ideas are all about having fun in the sun!

Ice Cream Social Party

This kids summer party is all about the season's sweetest treat! A colorful lineup of crafts and foods keeps the kids entertained all afternoon. Now that's a sweet shindig. 

Backyard Movie Night

This summer party is worthy of the silver screen! Set up a backyard party complete with concessions, theater decor, and popcorn. Create a simple DIY movie screen and you're ready for the show to begin! 

Summer Puppy Party

This fun summer party isn't just for humans! Throw a four-legged fiesta everyone will love. This outdoor party is best in the backyard, where pets and owners can play. Serve up pooch-friendly snacks and create a DIY photo booth to capture the day's best moments. 

Watercolor Summer Birthday

A new take on painting and pinot parties, this summer birthday party for adults is filled with rose and watercolors. Gather the girls for a night of painting on the porch with pink sips and summer appetizers. All you need is white card stock, watercolor paint, and brushes. Set everything up on a table covered with paper and you're ready to go. Arrange a food buffet nearby food buffet to break for bites.

Rainbow Kids Birthday Party

Nothing says summer party like bright colors and outdoor games. This rainbow kids birthday party is filled with easy recipes and DIY decor. Plus, get our favorite recipes for fun rainbow food. 

Summer Pool Party

This ocean-theme birthday bash is perfect for celebrating outside by the pool. From under-the-sea snacks to easy party decor, this summer pool party is shore to be a blast! 

Cupcake-Decorating Party

Summer is the time for something sweet. This birthday party for kids is all about getting creative with candy. Set out frosted cupcakes and a variety of colorful sweets. Let the kids decorate their own take-home party favor. Keep the decor bright and colorful—just like summer! 

Summer Spa Party

Need a last-minute summer birthday party idea? Create a beauty bar right in your living room. Set out assorted nail polish colors, robes, and towels in bright colors for a fun girl birthday bash. Serve up easy-to-eat finger foods and fruit-infused spa water. 

Outdoor Photo Booth

Say cheese! Set up a DIY photo booth with plenty of props right in your backyard. Encourage kids to strike a pose, then send them home with their best photo of the day. This birthday party for kids is sure to bring the smiles. 

Summer House Party

Don't stress about hosting a summer birthday party. Have guests gather in the backyard for a casual celebration filled with potluck foods and summer sips. Add a fun party playlist and let the party begin!

Root Beer Float Party

Looking for a summer party idea that won't break the bank? Celebrate a warm-weather birthday with root beer floats! Create a mobile float station with ice cream, soda, straws, and glasses. Set out yard games and relax. Toss a bottle of bourbon in your wagon if you're hosting this summer birthday party for adults. 

Backyard Shrimp Boil

This Southern-inspired shrimp boil is the ultimate summer birthday party for adults. A spicy feast of shrimp, sausage, and corn is the main attraction. Round out the party with DIY nautical decor and plenty of cold drinks. 

Summer Garden Party

Celebrate the beauty of summer with this flower-inspired backyard party. Set up a DIY mimosa bar and handmade paper flowers for a sweet afternoon gathering. Plus, get our best tips for creating hand-lettered party invitations. 

Bright Outdoor Fiesta

Make your backyard a party-worthy place with just a few simple DIYs. An easy yarn garland and bold paper flowers set the scene for this festive birthday party. Serve up new takes on classics like grilled pizza and tres leches cake. 

BBQ and Brews Party

This summer birthday party for adults is all about beer and BBQ! Host a fun beer-tasting and finish the party with a few DIY yard games. Plus, get our tips for putting together a build-your-own s'mores bar—yum! 

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