5 Excuses To Throw an Awesome Party This Summer

Want some wild and weird reasons to host a fantastic party this summer?

It’s not too late yet.

There is still some time to enjoy the nice weather and get your friends together for one more final bash.

If you don’t want to say goodbye to the summer just yet here are five unique excuses to invite the gang over one more time and party the night away!

Throw an “It’s Almost Football Season” Tailgating Party

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Although pre-season NFL football began at the beginning of August, it’s not really the true NFL season until September. Football fanatics are everywhere and count the days from the end of the Super Bowl to the start of new play in the fall.

Most of your friends have their favorite teams, so have them pull out their favorite jerseys and prepare to party.  Make a sheet cake that resembles a football gridiron. Get a head-start on fantasy football by reviewing player statistics and having a mock draft.

Buy ice cube trays from a party store shaped like footballs and place them in drinks. Pull out the karaoke machine and sing the best team fight songs. The possibilities are limitless

Have a Rockin’ 1950s-Style Party!

Bring back the fun of the 1950s and request all guests come in appropriate 50s attire. Play Elvis Presley songs along with your favorite Motown tunes. Or throw on some surf rock or rockabillly tunes for a slightly more “hipster” vibe.

Make sure to hold a hula hoop contest and make popcorn the old-fashioned way on the stove top. Watch old TV shows like I Love Lucy and the Donna Reed Show.  Hold a jacks tournament to see who even knows how the game is played.

Plan a Tom Hanks All-Night Movie Party

The actor Tom Hanks has been in 68 movies so why not rent your favorites? Or better yet, how about downloading the movies from iTunes or Netflix and having a movie-thon?

Ask guests to dress up as their favorite Tom Hanks character and stay “in character” all night long. Quiz guests on Tom’s favorite hobby (it’s collecting old typewriters) and give the winner a prize. Just make sure it’s a box of chocolates!

Hold a “Halloween in July!” Shindig

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Costume parties are fun, so why not throw a Halloween party in July? Hang ghosts and skeletons from the ceiling; really, why not just pull out all of your Halloween decorations and fill the house or backyard?

Make all the drinks orange with food coloring and place plastic spiders in ice cubes. Hold a contest and see who can come up with the best witch costume.  Download some scary songs and blast them throughout the house. And don’t forget to put something scary in the bathroom to spook your guests.

Throw a Birthday Party for Summer-Born Presidents

Did you know John Quincy Adams, Calvin Coolidge, Gerald Ford and George Walker Bush were all born in July? And Herbert Hoover, Lyndon Johnson and the current president, Barack Obama, were all born in August.

Isn’t that reason enough to ask your friends and family members to dress up as one of these presidents and throw one heck of an “American” party? See who can name the most presidents, or make the game harder by quizzing guests on the vice presidents. Ask guests to do some research and bring along a traditional dish from each president’s era. Come up with new and fun lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner and hold a sing-along.

These five summer party ideas are certainly different and perhaps a little off-the-wall, but they’re guaranteed fun for all. What other excuses can you think of for throwing a party this summer?

Written on 8/18/2013 by Abigail Clark. Abigail Clark is an upcoming freelance writer. She graduated from The University of South Florida with a bachelors in marketing, minoring in journalism. When she isn’t up to her neck in coupons she is enjoying the outdoors fishing. She loves doing reviews for technology, home products and beauty products. If you would like her to do a review for you look her up on twitter

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