Super Simple Summer Parties

Throwing a summer party sounds like a great idea. But mix in the warm weather with all the busy party preparation? The last thing you want is a hot, sticky mess.

You're not lazy, you're just energy efficient. It's all about keeping things simple, and planning a summer party should be no exception. Check out these easy, breezy ideas to crank up the summer fun without the fuss or muss.

Create instant, customized favors with square labels and round labels on Avery Design & Print.

Sink your teeth into this

Down in the deep blue waters, sharks have no idea that shark-themed parties are a thing. But that won't stop us (tasty) humans from celebrating their pure jawesomeness. Personalize your party supplies with our customizable shark design templates and these ideas:

  • Set up a bubble machine and blue streamers for an under-the-sea effect
  • Serve "shark-infested" bottles of blue punch
  • Decorate chomp-worthy cupcakes with fin toppers
  • Take care of snack attacks with finger foods such as fish and chips and popcorn shrimp
  • Pack up personalized jars of gummy sharks as favors
No outdoor adventure is complete without the grub. Use labels and tags to personalize drinks and snack bags.

Let's take this outside

Take the party out into the great, wide open—or what we call the backyard. Making your backyard bash into a campground is easy to do with outdoorsy accents on labels and tags using Avery Design & Print. Choose from a variety of clip art in categories such as "Animals and Insects" and "Nature and Seasons" to create your own jiggy jamboree.

  • Print name tags for water bottles so guests can easily find their drinks
  • Set up a s'mores and trail mix bar with personalized snack bags
Use large labels to create checklists of items for the scavenger hunt, and attach pencils to the collection bag handles with string.

Plan a fun, interactive game such as a scavenger hunt to keep kids busy

These jars are ready for the outdoors! Self-laminating labels are waterproof, UV resistant and resist scuffing, tearing and smudging.

Personalized bug collection jars make great take-home favors. Just remind the kiddos to release whatever they catch!

Make invitations to fit the movie theme with tear-away tickets and movie popcorn design templates from our summer templates gallery.

Make it a movie night

You don't have to go all out on décor to have a good time. Even little accents add some fun to a low-key event such as a movie night.

  • Make it a themed movie night for the gang and queue up their favorite horror flicks, beach movies or rom-coms
  • Pre-designed templates on Avery Design & Print make it easy to add your favorite theme to any event
  • Set up a snacks and refreshments bar (or a popcorn bar) so guests can help themselves during the show
  • Serve up refreshments in style

    Bags and takeout containers let guests take home their favorite snacks