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5 Summer Themes for Parties in 2022

A few summer party themes for this year!

Summer is just around the corner, and what better time to start planning your next party than right now? After all, gathering up friends and family is a wonderful way to spend the season. To help you out, we’ve compiled a quick list of our favorite summer party themes, along with some rental ideas to make the party even better.


5 Summer Party Themes

Party planning always begins with selecting a theme and purchasing decorations. There are many different types of summer party themes, but these are at the top of our list:


Pool/Beach Party

If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, then throwing a pool party may very well be a no-brainer. Even without a pool, though, you can get everyone to wear beach shorts and decorate with palm trees, surfboards, and other beach items. You can also pick up a bunch of hula skirts, tiki torches, leis, and tropical floral decorations to make it into a Hawaiian luau.


Movie Night

It’s actually really easy to set up a summer movie night for your family and friends. All you need to do is rent a projector and screen, choose a couple of your favorite movies, and wait for the sun to go down. You can split the party up by playing a family movie early in the evening and then, once the sun’s gone down, switch it out for one that’s geared more toward adults.


Fourth of July

As you probably suspect, 4th of July parties are very common over the summer. There are an almost endless number of party supply stores and department stores that have all sorts of red, white, and blue decorations. Don’t forget to pick up some fireworks or noise makers to make your Independence Day celebration totally legit.


Picnic Party

Summer picnics seem to be a lost tradition, but they’re just as awesome now as they’ve always been. If you don’t want to spend the money on actual picnic baskets, you can easily make up your own or simply serve everything on plates straight to your backyard. No matter where you hold the party, just grab some blankets, spread them out on the ground, and chow down. Just watch for the ants!


Backyard BBQ

Almost every person on the planet seems to love barbecue, so this is always a great theme for your summer party. Chances are, someone in your family makes a barbecue sauce that they absolutely love to brag about, so take advantage of that. There’s no set way to decorate a backyard barbecue, but putting up rustic decorations to give everything a Texas feel is an excellent strategy.


5 Summer Rental Items

No matter which of these summer party themes you choose (or one of your own), certain things are easier to rent than purchase. Here are just a few of the many high-quality items that you’ll find at your local party rental company:


Tents & Accessories

It’s obviously very common to have summer parties outside, but with the Florida sun, things can get heated up very quickly. You can help prevent this by renting a tent for the festivities, along with a couple of tent accessories such as fans and maybe sidewalls. This will give your party some privacy and protection from the sun so that everyone stays comfortable from beginning to end.


Tasty Concessions

Concessions are absolutely perfect for any summer party. Burgers and hot dogs straight off the grill are always a good choice, but you can rent a hot dog rotisserie to keep the franks nice and warm. Other summer concession favorites include popcorn, ice cream, cotton candy, and snow cone dispensers.


Dance Floor & Audio

Whether you choose to go with one of the summer party themes we’ve listed here or something of your own making, you should always consider adding a dance floor to the mix. This will keep everyone at the party entertained and is a great opportunity to listen to some summer-friendly tunes. You can also rent audio equipment that will allow you to hook up an iPod for an even better experience.


Stuff for the Kids

Since there’s little doubt that kids will be a big part of your summer party plans, then you should rent a few items specifically with them in mind. Bounce houses are an extremely popular way to keep them entertained. They’ll also have fun with oversized backyard games such as Giant Jenga, Connect Four, chess, or checkers.


Contact Elite Events & Rentals for Summer Party Themes and Rentals

As the leader in event rental equipment in Tampa and the surrounding areas, Elite Events & Rentals can supply you with everything you need for a great summer celebration. If you’d like more suggestions for summer party themes or have any questions about our services, reach out to us by calling (727) 791-7082 today to schedule a free consultation.