Summer is officially in full swing, and we’ve got your guide to throwing the perfect outdoor fete. No matter what your budget is, there are many ways to get crafty; from recipes to decorating hacks and activities of all types, Save the DateⓇ has rounded up the top DIY party ideas from Pinterest. Check our full board here and get planning.
Treat your guests with a make-your-own champagne cocktail bar. Include orange and pineapple juices, bitters, sugar cubes, lemon twists, fresh fruit, and champagne. If you have children at the party, consider having sparkling apple cider so they can get in on the fun.
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Banana Split Bites
What could be better than sweet pieces of frozen fruit encased in a chocolate shell? These nutritious and delicious bites come served on a popsicle stick and make for an excellent passed dessert.
A party favorite, recently popping up at bars around the country, Giant Jenga is a fun and interactive activity for guests of all ages. Creating your own set is easy, fun, and won’t break the bank. Check out the instructions below.
This gorgeous, healthy dessert proves yet again just how versatile watermelons are. Carve your fruit out of the shell, and proceed to coat it with homemade coconut whipped cream, fresh fruit, and toasted almonds.
Outdoor String Lights
Use all-weather string lights to create a fairy tale effect at your event. Mix candles and flowers into the decor to complete the look, creating an elegant display on a summer evening.
Gummy Bear Popsicles
Use a simple mix of sprite and gummy bears to make popsicles that will keep guests buzzing! It may be the sugar rush, but these sweet treats will be the talk of the party – especially for those with a sweet tooth.
Here’s a new twist on a classic game. Grab some spray paint and make your own Twister board on your lawn! The best part is, you’re not limited by size. Create an extra large board to get all your friends in on the fun.
From brown sugar fruit to chicken fajita queso, the Six Sisters have dip recipes to keep your guests coming back for more. Check out their sweet and savory options below.
It’s hard to beat a good, old fashioned, classic s’more. Set up a station for guests to make their own, and include additional spreads like nutella and cookie butter to switch things up.
Beach Ball Arc
This decorating trick is quick, easy, and very cost effective. Grab some inflatables to add the wow factor to your poolside or outdoor event.
Summer Party Favors
Don’t send your guests home empty handed! These to-go cups are adorable, affordable, and practical. Fill them up with drink packets, a thank you card, and whatever other treats you’d like.
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