10 Essentials for Summer Birthday Parties

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If you have a summer birthday, you’re in luck. You can celebrate the day of your birth in the warm summer sunshine with all of your friends and family. Grill up some burgers and hot dogs, offer up some tasty eats, play some great tunes, and you’ve got a party anyone would love to attend. To ensure your guests have a good time and your party runs smoothly, there are a few key essentials you’ll need to gather up before the party starts.

Essential Party Supplies for Your Summer Birthday Party

First, you need a great invitation to get the word out. Look for one with a fun summer theme that gets your guests ready for some fun in the sun. Next, your party needs some great food dishes to enjoy. In addition to burgers and hot dogs on the grill, offer your guests some tasty appetizers, like Swedish meatballs, five-layer dip, and bruschetta with crusty bread.

Make a few batches of refreshing lemonade and iced tea to keep your guests hydrated and cool. Lastly, don’t forget about dessert. You’ll have your birthday cake, of course, but you should also spring for some alternatives, like a tray of cookies or a fresh fruit platter. In addition to food, you’ll also need some tunes to get the party started. Create your very own playlist and stream it via Wi-Fi with a waterproof Bluetooth speaker. You’ll also need some outdoor lighting to keep the party going after the sun goes down and a few citronella torches to keep the pesky bugs away.

Top 10 Essentials for Your Summer Birthday Party

Looking for some inspiration for your summer birthday party? Here are 10 essentials that will turn any mediocre party into a true summer fiesta:

  1. Edible Arrangements® Summer Fruits Platter

Edible Arrangements Summer Fruits Platter
Your guests will flip over this decadent fruit platter. It skips over the boring stuff and is instead packed with all of your favorite summer fruits, including pineapple, mango, watermelon, kiwi, strawberries, and blueberries.

Cost: $39.99

  1. Edible® Ultimate Dipped Fruit™ Platter

Edible® Ultimate Dipped Fruit™ Platter

This delicious platter includes fresh banana bites covered in white and semisweet chocolate, chocolate covered apple wedges, chocolate covered pineapple daisies, and so much more. Rich chocolate and a wide offering of fruit flavors make this platter ideal for any summer birthday party.

Cost: $99.00

  1. Popsicle Birthday Party Invitations

Popsicle Birthday Party Invitations

Every party needs a fun invitation that lets your friends and family know they should save the date. This bright and lively design features six colorful watercolor popsicles and invites your guests to “chill out with us.” It’s the perfect invite for a summer fête.

Cost: $40.50 (for 25)

  1. Bose® SoundLink® Micro Portable Bluetooth® Speaker

Bose® SoundLink® Micro Portable Bluetooth® Speaker

This speaker connects to your devices via Bluetooth, so you can stream your very own birthday playlist at your party. It’s tiny, so you can carry it with you wherever you need, but powerful enough to deliver superior sound that’s loud enough for all of your guests to hear.

Cost: $99.00

  1. Cold Drink Dispenser

Cold Drink Dispenser

Made with glass and a stainless steel spigot, this dispenser will keep the refreshing drinks flowing throughout the whole party. Perfect for iced tea and lemonade, your guests will love how easy it is to fill up their cup, and you’ll love how easy it is to refill.

Cost: $59.99

  1. Flora 12-Piece Assorted Colors Dinnerware Set

Flora 12-Piece Assorted Colors Dinnerware Set

Add some color to your table with this melamine dish set that won’t chip, scratch, or break. It features four dinner plates in vibrant solid colors, four dessert plates with a beautiful floral design, and four scalloped bowls.

Cost: $53.43

  1. Vivere Double Hammock with Space Saving Steel Stand

Vivere Double Hammock with Space Saving Steel Stand

A party can never have enough seating and this hammock serves double duty, giving your guests a place to sit and relax. Plus, it’s beautifully designed with high quality cotton thread and crocheted lace for an elegant touch.

Cost: $105.07

  1. MoonBright Warm White Paper Lanterns

MoonBright Warm White Paper Lanterns

These paper lanterns add the perfect touch of ambiance as the sun sets on your summer birthday party. Their LED lights are remote-controlled, so you can hang them anywhere and turn them on whenever it starts to get dark.

Cost: $43.98

  1. Terra Flame Mediterranean Torch and Fuel Bundle

Terra Flame Mediterranean Torch and Fuel Bundle

These torches don’t just liven up your summer birthday party; they’ll keep the pesky bugs at bay, too. After all, no one wants to leave a summer birthday bash with dozens of itchy mosquito bites. They come with eight cans of citronella gel fuel to keep the bugs away from dusk to dawn.

Cost: $69.99

  1. Hampton Collection Personalized Party Tub

Hampton Collection Personalized Party Tub

Every party needs somewhere to keep the drinks cold. This galvanized stainless steel tub features hand-hammered detail and personalization on the top. Fill it with ice and your favorite beverages so your guests can stay cool and hydrated throughout the day.

Cost: $59.99

Make your summer birthday party an occasion to remember with these key essentials. Your guests are sure to appreciate your attention to detail to create a welcoming, fun atmosphere for all.