10 Unforgettable Summer Party Ideas

Let these ten photos inspire your next summer party.

From full-on theme parties to little DIY details that make the night special, here are our favorite suggestions for your next summer soirée.

  1. Name Game

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    Fruit place cards would be great for any celebration, and especially adorable at a baby or bridal shower.

  2. Film Forum

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    Rent a screen and projector (or maybe even borrow one from work?), toss some pillows and blankets around the yard and just chill out with your pals.

  3. Camp Rock

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    Lots of candles, plaid napkins on the picnic table, and a tent over the bar give this soirée a casual camp-out feel.

  4. Ice Age

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    A beautiful detail for your favorite cocktail; just make sure you only use edible flowers or herbs.

  5. Boat Basin

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    Finding and filling a canoe or rowboat with booze might not be as easy as getting an ice bucket, but it's definitely worth the effort.

  6. Paradise Found

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    Go all out with tropical accents, from floral print cushions or table linens (you can never have too many pineapples or palm trees here), to fresh fruit and flowers on the table.

  7. Grape Expectations

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    We love the idea of a make-your-own sangria bar at any party.

  8. Bower Power

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    A simple garland hung above any doorway or arch adds a lush, summery look to your get-together.

  9. Fiesta Time

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    Treat your guests to a taco bar with all the fixings and relax with a cold cerveza while everyone makes their own plates.

  10. Life's A Beach

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    If you live near the beach, invite a few friends and bring along pillows, plates, flatware and flowers for a laid-back, al fresco meal.