Take Your Pick: 3 Summer Party Ideas

We’ve all been there: We’ve sent out the invites to our yearly family affair or the summer neighborhood block party, but we’re completely clueless when it comes to the summer party theme and the right entertaining essentials. Enter Brandi Milloy, lifestyle expert and all-around DIY party maven. Here she creates three distinct party theme ideas that are sure to get everyone excited to RSVP.

Watch the video and take notes!

3 Hot Summer Party Theme Ideas

Pick from 3 of her party themes and try them out at your next get-together!

Theme: Havana Summer Nights
Look: Bold colors, splashy prints and flamingos galore
Perfect for: Warm-weather parties, family parties and reunions, birthday parties
Brandi’s Tip: The brighter, the better! Have at least one standout item, like flamingo cookie jars or a vibrant printed outdoor rug, to wow guests and create visual impact.

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Theme: California Coastal
Look: Light woods, loads of indigo and lagoon blue, effortless and clean.
Perfect for: Small summer dinners and family meals al fresco.
Brandi’s Tip: It’s all about creating an effortlessly cool style—if Havana Summer Nights is bold and a little loud, California Coastal is subdued yet sophisticated.

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Theme: Kids’ Day Camp
Look: Fun, vibrant, and ready to play
Perfect for: The young and young at heart
Brandi’s Tip: Load up on toys like paddle balls, kites, puzzles, and smash ball sets. Also, make sure you lay out a huge outdoor mat or rug so the kids can sprawl out, kick-off their shoes and relax while at play (or while they’re eating their favorite outdoor treat: s’mores!).

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Let’s make the summer party fun go on all season! Check out our favorite entertaining essentials and festive decor ideas like these delightful straw glass markers from our blog.


  • Rr

    Where do I buy the kids tent

  • Ruthann Tipton

    Wondering how much the barrel stands are and do you have them in white

  • Joni

    CA coastal fits perfectly w/ the “beach” theme at our small cottage. Is it too much to have same color theme inside and out?

  • baby songs

    You really make it appear so easy together with your presentation however I find this matter to be really something
    which I think I’d never understand. It kind of feels too complex and extremely vast for me.
    I am looking forward to your next put up,
    I’ll attempt to get the dangle of it!

  • Annie Mason

    Oh yes I love them all, very beautiful, lot’s color.

  • Joan west

    Well done! I liked California Coastal.. Colors & foods we love. Simple clean & easy. My kind of get together!!


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