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47 Summer Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

Summer Birthday Party Ideas

Updated on: Feb 24, 2024

Summer babies are the luckiest when it comes to having memorable birthday parties – with the sun shining and flowers in full bloom, the opportunities are endless for a fun-filled summer birthday party. Make the best of all the opportunities that this season has to offer by checking out these summer birthday party ideas below! We can also help you with budgeting, gifts, or other birthday party ideas!

Summer Birthday Party Ideas: Decorations

1. Beach Ball Décor

Liven up the party by hanging beach ball garlands. You can also throw in some real beach balls, too, especially if you’re having a pool party!

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2. Summer-Themed Balloons

Have your choice of smiling fruit, dolphins, palm leaves, or suns from a wide variety of summer-themed balloons. These will brighten up the party area and bring the summer theme to life!

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3. Hello Summer Sign

Set the tone right at the entrance and get everyone excited for the happiest season of all with a Hello Summer sign.

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Decorate inside your home in the kitchen, bedrooms, on doors, walls, bathrooms, outside and even in the office - Makes a great house warming gift!
Pair with other decor such as Wreaths, Swags, Garland, Holly, MIstletoe and themed Holiday decorations like 4 Leaf Clovers, Shamrocks, Leprechauns, Easter Bunny, Mardi Gras Masks, Mardi Gras Beads, Bows, Santa, Snowmen, Candy Canes, Mistletoe, Tinsel and Seasonal Flags!
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4. Fake Ivy

Fake ivy leaves hung across the venue will bring a jungle vibe to the celebration.

5. Twinkle Lights

A summer birthday party is a perfect occasion to mimic the open skies filled with twinkling stars by hanging twinkle lights across the venue. They will add a charming touch to your party décor.

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6. Pineapple Centerpieces

Set some pineapple centerpieces around the venue to further brighten up the area and set a colorful tone for the party!

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7. Tropical Fish

Bring the ocean to your party by hanging up some colorful tropical fish around the venue.

8. Summer-themed Backdrop

Want your guests to remember your event for years to come? Set up a summer-themed backdrop to ensure everyone gets a memorable photo to cherish as a keepsake from your awesome birthday bash!

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9. Summer Photo Booth Props

Equip your guests for the ultimate summer photo with photo booth props like fun sunglasses, colorful hats, and snorkel masks!

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GENDER: This Beach photo booth props perfect for Hawaii Luau theme party, summer party, pool or beach party as décor and fun photo props.
CREAT MORE FUN: Our summer beach pool photo booth props will be a huge hit at your party. Creating more fun while you taking photo and leave more fun memory with our photo booth props. Your friends, kids will love them.
PERFECT SIZE: Those photo props are suitable for most kids, teenagers or even adults, definitely perfect for beach, pool, classroom summer party, Hawaii luau theme party or summer celebration events. Let's create more fun and happiness with those summer pool and beach photo props. Having more and more summer and fun at this summer.

Summer Birthday Party Ideas: Favors

10. Luau Party Glasses

Your guests will adore their luau party glasses – and the variety of design options makes it all the more exciting!

11. Flower Leis

Set the tone for a luau-themed birthday celebration by handing out beautiful flower leis to all your guests.

12. Temporary Tattoos

Kids love temporary tattoos - these will serve as a fun reminder of the amazing time they had at your birthday celebration!

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13. Friendship Bracelets

Handing out friendship bracelets is one of the sweetest ways of showing appreciation for your child's friends.

14. Water Guns

After your water gun party, let the children each take one of their water guns home. Whenever they have another splash bash, they’ll remember your fun celebration!

Summer Birthday Party Ideas: Food

15. Banana Dolphins

Banana dolphins are a breeze to make for something so visually engaging! All you need to do is cut a slit through the stem, place a grape/berry through the slit, and use a marker to dot an eye on the dolphin!

16. Watermelon Shark

Impress your guests with a magnificent watermelon shark! Check out our Creative Ocean Theme Party Ideas to find out how to create it and pick up some inspiration on making an ocean-themed birthday party come to life.

17. Ice Cream Cake

Top off the celebration with a tasty ice cream cake with the birthday boy/girl’s choice of flavor! Summer birthday parties are the perfect occasion to serve ice cream cake, just make sure you have a cooler on hand if you are celebrating outdoors with no refrigerator nearby. Set the cooler in the shade and use dry ice instead of regular ice to double the amount of time it stays frozen. Additionally, keeping the cooler full will slow down the melting, so stock up on some extra waters or additional treats to minimize air pockets inside the cooler!

18. Ice Cream Sandwiches

What better way to stock up the cooler than with some ice cream sandwiches! These grab-and-go treats are bound to be everyone’s favorite on a hot summer day.

19. Goldfish

There’s no better (or easier) snack option for a summer-themed party than serving a few bowls filled with Goldfish crackers!

20. Gummy Sharks

Those who crave sweets will love your gummy sharks that are available in a variety of colors.

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Take a bite out of these fearsome sharks when you add them to your party supplies. Perfect to use at your next luau and beach bash extrvaganza, your guests will gobble up these Shark Gummy Candies.
Great to include with the rest of your luau party decorations and party favors, drop them in your goody bags for guests to enjoy after the sun has set.
Delicious assorted fruit flavors.
Individually wrapped so you can use as favors eat them yourself..
Approx. 38 gummy sharks. per order (1 lb.). Fat Free.

21. S’mores Station

Set up a s’mores station and fill it with marshmallows, Graham crackers, and chocolate bars. Using a s’mores maker will ensure the activity is kid-friendly.

22. Lemonade and Fruit

Serve lemonade as a refreshment and offer a colorful variety of fruit to balance out the sour, yet refreshing, taste of lemonade.

Summer Birthday Party Ideas: Activities

23. Splash Bash

A splash bash is a great party idea suitable for children of all ages and can easily be organized in your backyard. Younger kids will enjoy playing in kiddie pools and running through the sprinklers, and older kids will have their pick of water balloon fights or water gun wars!

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24. Pool Party

If you have a pool at your house, you’re equipped to host the best summer birthday party ever! For those that don’t own a pool – fear not! Just reach out to your local community centers, hotels, and private clubs – they often offer pools for rent!

25. Bubble Chase

Order giant bubble wand kits and mix up a simple bubble solution using detergent, Karo syrup, and water. Make sure not to plan this party on a windy day because the bubbles won’t last long! Sunny, calm weather works best for this birthday idea – your little guests will be mesmerized by the shiny bubbles reflecting the sunlight. This is such a picture-perfect setup you could also hire a photographer to capture those precious moments of the kids running and giggling among the bubbles!

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26. Movie Marathon

Use your backyard as a theatre venue and provide guests with the ultimate cinematic experience under the stars! Hang a white sheet on your fence or wall and angle a projector toward it or order an outdoor screen for a professional setup. Guests can bring their own quilts, blankets, and lawn chairs to set up in front of your DIY movie screen. Be sure to test out the projector and set it up prior to your guest’s arrival to ensure a seamless cinematic experience.

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27. Popsicle Stand

Set up a popsicle stand as the focal point of your party where everyone can meet and grab their popsicle. You can spruce it up by making your own popiscles using a popsicle mold with a custom shape. Your guests will surely indulge in such a refreshing treat as a relief from the hot summer sun!

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28. Lemonade Stand

Lemonade stands are a popular activity among children during the summer months, so why not incorporate them into your summer birthday party? Decorate your lemonade stand with lemonade party décor such as a bright garland and yellow and green streamers.

29. Painting

Throw an art party right at home by preparing canvases for your little guests and providing them with watercolors, crayons, markers, and any other art supplies you may have on hand! Setting up your DIY art studio outside makes the cleanup process so much easier and eliminates the worry that the paint will spoil any of your furniture. You can also combine two of the kid’s favorite activities into one – water guns and painting! To create colorful water gun spray, mix watercolor or washable paints with water at a 1:1 ratio – just make sure the colors are watered down enough to squirt, yet vibrant enough to leave a bright mark when splashed onto the canvas.

30. Face Painting

The possibilities are endless for thematic birthday planning with face painting! Whether they want to be a lion, elephant, or monkey, each child can let their imagination run wild and by the time everyone has had their turn, you’ll have a charming little zoo right in your backyard! Hire a face painter or order your own kit and let the creative juices flow!

31. Science Experiments

Who doesn’t love a good combination of science and fun? Equip your little scientists with science kits that include droppers, toy syringes, and little lab coats to get the full laboratory experience. Your child will learn a lot about the wonders of chemistry using simple items easily found in your pantry! Kickstart the experiments by pouring baking soda into a muffin tin and pouring vinegar into a cup for each of the little scientists. Watch their eyes light up when they see the big sizzle resulting from vinegar being mixed with baking soda.

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Summer Birthday Party Ideas: Games

32. Water Balloon War

Fill up balloons with water and place them in a kiddie pool before guests arrive. Once you’re ready to get the party started, have the kids throw water balloons at each other – this will be sure to keep them fresh under the hot summer sun! Setting up water balloon piñatas is also a great way to incorporate the water balloon theme into a popular birthday activity.

33. Rainbow Tag

Order kid-friendly paint and paint powder in various colors and give each guest their own set. Once everybody is ready, have the kids play tag using the paints and powders – soon enough, your entire backyard will look like a colorful rainbow! Just be sure to move any backyard furniture out of the way beforehand and tell guests to wear paint-friendly clothing for this birthday party – white shirts work best because they contrast the rainbow colors and serve as a great canvas for the colorful creations.

34. Obstacle Course

Set up an obstacle course using planks of wood, rope, buckets, and any furniture from the house that can serve as an obstacle! Order some caution tape to ensure the obstacle course is free of any wandering party guests and offer prizes for anyone who completes it successfully. After they’ve completed the course, guests can refuel with an American Ninja birthday cake. To avoid dehydration and provide a seamless experience, host this activity in the late afternoon to avoid peak summer temperatures.

35. Bounce House

Rent a bounce house to set up in your backyard and have the kids enjoy the fun! To ensure you’re getting the most out of the bounce house and the kids are having as much fun as possible, blast some birthday music to liven the mood. You can give it a twist by having the kids play freeze bounce – whenever the music is suddenly turned off, everybody in the bounce house has to freeze in place and try to remain in a standing position – the bounce house will still be shaking so this is a challenging yet fun way to change up bounce house activities!

Summer Birthday Party Ideas Away from Home

36. Fair Party

Take advantage of all that summer has to offer by treating your birthday boy/girl and their guests to a trip to the fair. Invite another parent along to help keep an eye out on all the kids and let the fun begin! With plenty of rides and games, the fair does all the planning for you, including snacks, refreshments, and activities.

37. Park Party

With the summer sun out and outdoor activities in full swing, parks are the perfect place to throw the ideal summer birthday party. Many parks have barbecue and picnic areas where you can set up base and let the kids play catch, hide-and-seek, or climb on the monkey bars. Be sure to bring enough blankets or lawn chairs, as well as sunscreen and bug spray.

38. Scavenger Hunt Party

Spruce up your park party plan by incorporating a fun scavenger hunt into the mix! Plan well in advance and write down clues with the help of these clever rhyming treasure hunt clues to lead the little ones on their adventure. The children can team up into pairs, just make sure you have enough prizes such as medals ready for each kid to get one once they complete the treasure hunt. To make the party even more interesting, the scavenger hunt can lead to the birthday cake, resulting in a tasty end to the fun game!

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Summer Birthday Party Ideas: Supplies

39. Tropical Plates

Go tropical with some bright summer-themed party plates. The palm trees and tucan will set the tone for a delightful summer birthday party!

40. Coconut Cups

Double your supplies as a party favor by serving drinks in a natural coconut cup with a flower attached to the side!

41. Hello Summer Napkins

Brighten the table even further with these vibrant Hello Summer napkins.

42. Food Picks

No matter what you’re serving, food picks are always a convenient way of further incorporating your theme into a variety of menu options. Stick a summer-themed food pick into some fresh fruit, cake slices, or muffins!

43. Tropical Table Skirt

Dressing up your table with a tropical flower table skirt will set the right tone for your summer birthday bash!

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Summer Birthday Party Ideas: Invitations

44. Tropical Party Invitation

Spark your guest's interest with a tropical party invitation. It’s easily customizable to suit your event!

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Welcome to GGVgraphicdesign ♥ Tropical Pool Party Invitation Template! Edit, download and print today at ★FREE DEMO★ Try before your buy! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Copy and paste the following URL into your browser to try out your free demo. WHAT AM I PURCHASING? ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ This listing includes an instant download, self-editable template that you edit yourself using your own browser. After purchasing, you will receive an email shortly from 'Corjl' to the email associated with your Etsy account. No need to install software or fonts. Edit, download and print at home or with a professional service/local print shop. Save on paper and postage and send via text or email. WHAT’S INCLUDED ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ♥ Customizable templates for the following items: • Invitation (5x7’’) • Backside (5x7’’) ♥ Instructions ♥ EDITING OPTIONS: ∙ Text ∙ Font ∙ Font Color ∙ Background Color ∙ Add your own images (Front and/or back) ∙ Add text areas (Front and/or back) HOW TO ORDER ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1. Purchase your template + download the instructions 2. You will receive an email from ‘CORJL’ within minutes with a link to access your template(s) 3. EDIT → SAVE → Download your file 4. Email or Print file. ⚠️ IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASE ⚠️ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ • TEMPLATE EXPIRES after 90 days - Edit as needed and download your final template as many times as you need within a 90 day period. • Basic edits can be made on your mobile devices (advanced editing should be done on a computer) • No physical items will be shipped. • Graphics or Illustrations are not editable, cannot be moved, rotated or scaled. • Invitation size cannot be edited. • Color variations may occur as every computer screen and printer may vary in calibration. RECOMMENDATION FOR PRINTING ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ If you’re considering a professional printer, we recommend Prints of Love. We've partnered with them to offer fast, high quality yet affordable printing. Plus free 2-3 day U.S. shipping and free envelopes! Check them out at: • PDF FILE - Ideal for printing at home or your favorite print shop (FedEx, Office Depot, Staples, etc.) - Single (Pre-cut paper) -2 per page (letter-size paper) *File has indicated trim marks and bleed marks for easy cutting. • JPG FILE - Ideal for local and online printers ( Walmart, Walgreens, etc.) - Text and/or E-mail - Single (Pre-cut paper) For best quality I recommend White thicker paper (at least 100 lb card stock or similar). Tropical Pool Party items: ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ TERMS OF USE ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ For personal use only! You may not share, sell or distribute the file. You may not redesign or create a file using this item to sell. I'm always available to answer any questions prior to purchase :) Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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Big Dot of Happiness Tropical Pineapple - Shaped Fill-In Invitations - Summer Party Invitation Cards with Envelopes - Set of 12

Tropical Pineapple Fill-In the Blank Invitation Set INCLUDES 12 Pineapple invitations and 12 premium white envelopes. Tropical Pineapple fill-in invitations are perfect for any event. The Hawaiian theme is great for a Summer party.
Pineapple party invitations SIZE 4.25 inches by 7 inches. The included envelopes measure 5 inches by 7 inches.
The back of each Tropical Pineapple invitation has space to add your party details: For: Date: Time: Place: Given By: RSVP:
PREMIUM PARTY INVITATIONS: Pineapple party invitations are professionally printed on heavy-duty cardstock paper with a photo-like shine. They are individually inspected, then carefully packaged with our exclusive squiggle flap envelopes, making this Tropical Pineapple stationary set a must-have for any Summer party.
MADE IN THE USA: Tropical Pineapple - Summer Party Invitations are designed and manufactured at our Wisconsin facility using materials that are Made in the USA.

Ana Fabijanic

University of Memphis

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