8 Totally Epic Summer Party Ideas for Adults

Who doesn’t love to party? There is nothing like spending time with friends and having a little fun. But sometimes, it’s exciting to step away from the norm.

Most folks have experienced the usual get-togethers with the same old themes. But if you’re looking for some fresh and new summer party ideas, this article has them.

Keep reading to learn how to put a little pizzazz in your next social gathering. Below are some incredible ideas:

1. DIY Wine Tasting

Who says you have to go on an expensive wine tour to enjoy a nice wine tasting? The summer is the perfect time to sit outside and enjoy a nice glass of Chardonnay, or whatever you prefer. 

Grab a few bottles of wine and invite some friends over. Set everything up with fruit, cheese, and deli meat…and you’re all set. You’ll enjoy a relaxed evening of catching up with friends and sip on your favorite wine. Delightful!

2. Mexican Fiesta

Take Taco Tuesday to another level. Make a mouthwatering spread of Mexican food like tacos, fajitas, rice, beans, guacamole, salsa, and more. Oh, and don’t forget the margaritas.

Put on a little salsa music and you’ll have a full-blown fiesta. You can even add a pinata to the mix. Replace the candy with small bottles of liquor to add an adult spin on it. This is the ultimate summer party!

3. Luau

Do you want to throw an amazing outdoor party? If so, a luau is the way to go. There are plenty of Hawaiian-themed decorations, so turning your backyard into a tropical paradise is easy.

Have all of your friends dress in Hawaiian attire, turn on some music, and get the party started. 

You all can have a hula dance competition, and the winner gets a prize. This is one of the most exciting summer party themes that’ll feel like a vacation, without taking a trip.

4. Summer Barbecue

There’s something about an old-fashioned backyard bbq that never gets old. It’s one of those summer party activities that’ll always make people happy.

Throw some steaks and franks on the grill, ice some brews, and you’re good to go. But don’t forget the music. Every cookout needs some tunes.

If you have a lake party and go boating, marine bluetooth radio gear keeps the good vibes going, even when you’re on the water.

5. Decade-Themed Party

Everyone loves a good costume party and throwing a decade them spices things up a bit. You can boogie back into the 70s or do the running man into the 90s.

It’s a fun way to switch things up and create some lasting memories. You don’t have to wait until Halloween to dress up.

6. Movie on the Lawn

Your summer party ideas don’t always have to be wild and lively. A laid-back, chill evening is just as fun. When you can’t go to a movie drive-through, create your own!

Set up a projector screen in the backyard and pick a film everyone will love. Next, make it cozy. You can have everyone sit on patio furniture or make comfy pallets on the lawns.

Oh, and you can’t forget the snacks. Go all out and provide popcorn, nachos, candy, and soda! It’ll be a fun experience and less expensive than going to an actual theater!

7. Brunch Social

Are you feeling a little fancy? Well, throwing a brunch social is the way to go. That’s right. A summer party doesn’t always have to be at night. You can get the fun started in the afternoon.

Having brunch is one of those adult parties that just feels grown up, you know? Set out cute little flutes filled with mimosas, and make sure the food is amazing.

You can serve shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, bacon, fried potatoes, eggs, pancakes, you name it!

8. Adult Splish and Splash

Let’s face it. Adults are just overgrown kids and the truth is, adults like playing around in water too. Even if you don’t have a pool in the backyard, it’s okay. You and your friends can play water-themed outdoor party games.

Fill up some water balloons, create an obstacle course, and buy a couple of slip and slides. Trust us, you all will have the time of your lives.

You can create teams of men vs women or age groups, it’s up to you. Plus, you can make prizes for the winners.

How to Pick a Theme

When thinking of summer party ideas, take into consideration the friends you have. Will the theme you’re considering be something they’re interested in? You should always pick something that you’ll like, but you also want your guests to show up and have a good time.

Also, pick something that’s reasonable for your budget and living space. If pulling together a certain party is too expensive to will take out too much room, choose something else. 

Get your friends to help you. It’s always nice to have someone who can help you plan and set up decorations. Don’t try to overwhelm yourself by doing it all on your own.

Unforgettable Summer Party Ideas

Hopefully, these summer party ideas sparked your creativity. It’s safe to say your next get-together is going to be unforgettable.

If you’re usually the life of the party, you’ll absolutely love throwing one of these fun-themed gatherings.

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