5 Summer Party Ideas

Now that summer is here, you may be thinking of different ways to let loose with your friends and family. You could always throw together a quick party, but planning ahead is usually the best way to go. 

To help take the pressure off, here are five summer party ideas that are fun for everyone, including the host.

Summer Party Ideas Your Guests Will Love

1. Movie Night

Setting up a movie night outside is easier than you may think. You can rent a projector and screen, both of which can be set up in minutes. To make matters simple, you could even have guests bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.

Bonus points if you rent an outdoor LED dance floor for a retro-themed movie night.

2. Pool Party

If you’re lucky enough to have a swimming pool in your backyard, put it to good use at your summer party! People love spending time around the pool, even if they’re just mingling.

If you don’t have a pool, an inflatable option will do the trick.

3. Hawaiian Luau

If you can’t take your friends and family to Hawaii, bring it to them! Go all out by giving your guests leis and decorating everything with a beach theme. You can even encourage people to wear flip-flops or sandals to really make it feel like you’re on the big island.

4. Dance Party

No summer party is complete without a dance floor and some audio equipment. Take things one step further and create a dance party theme where guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite singer or group. You could even create a playlist of all the artists in attendance to get people up and moving.

Not sure about dance floor sizes? Our LED dance floor experts recommend having at least 4.5 ft2 of space on the dance floor for each guest and 9 square feet for couples.

Some rental companies, like Florida LED Dance Floors, can create custom sizes depending on the size of your space, though our most popular sizes and rental prices include

  • 16’ x 16’ for $2,500 (up to 100 guests)
  • 20’ x 20’ for $3,800 (up to 150 guests)

5. Backyard Picnic

If you’re short on time and looking for something simple, organize a picnic party. For a backyard picnic, take the idea of blankets and food and picture it on a grander scale.

To make party planning easier, consider asking guests to bring a dish. With a potluck, you won’t have to worry about prep, and guests will have more food to try.

Rent These Items for Your Party!

Now that you have a theme in mind, you’ll need to make a list of essentials. While you may have to purchase certain items, you can rent others for a small fee. To help get you started, here are a few things you can rent from a local party rental company.

  • Tables and chairs - Whether or not you need tables and chairs depends on the type of party you’re throwing. For example, if you expect people to stand and mingle, you’d only need a limited number of chairs and maybe a few tables for food. Either way, renting allows you to match styles and have precisely what you need.

  • Outdoor tents - If you’re a Florida resident, you know how warm the summer season can be. For that reason, you may want to consider renting a tent or two to help keep your guests comfortable. Not only are outdoor tents quick and easy to install, but they’ll protect everyone from the elements.

  • Dance floor - A summer party is the perfect occasion for a dance floor rental! From getting people out of their seats to keeping the party going all night long, an LED dance floor will transform your summer get-together into something truly spectacular. Plus, another benefit of an outdoor dance floor is they work perfectly with event tents.

  • Catering - If you plan on having a spread of food, you may also want to rent some catering equipment. From serving trays to large coolers for refreshments, renting can save you money — especially if you only need specific items for the party.
  • LED Dance Floor Rentals in Clearwater, FL

    There are many different reasons why LED dance floors are great for parties, but the best is you can customize them however you want! A brightly colored dance floor is sure to make an impression on friends and family alike.

    Florida LED Dance Floors offers LED dance floor rentals for events and weddings. From Clearwater to Naples and Miami, we’re proud to service the Tampa Bay area and South Florida’s tri-county region.

    For questions or more summer party ideas, call 727-474-9927 or contact us today!

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