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Survive Your Summer Party with these Tips by Sprinkles & Confetti (

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Survive your summer party with these tips overlaid by summer drinks and snacks

As the summer days and nights quickly come and go, make sure you take a moment to enjoy the sunshine, backyard BBQ, picnics, and outdoor celebrations with these helpful party tips from Sprinkles & Confetti.

Whether you’re gearing up to celebrate a summer birthday or sitting guests down for a special bridal or baby shower, there are a few things we recommend to survive any kind of summer party!

Summer Party Tips

1. Tabletop Decor over Hanging Decor

Personally, I don’t have a lot of places on my patio where I can hang banners, party fan decor, or pictures. If you don’t have a lot of space for hanging things, that doesn’t mean you can’t decorate!

When planning an outdoor summer party focus on smaller centerpiece details to make the tables look nice. If it’s a birthday, add some balloons, but try to keep hanging decor limited since the weather is unpredictable. Instead, make the main focus point party supplies that the guests will notice!

Need Ideas? Browse this Summer Party Pinterest board for centerpiece & summer party inspiration!

2. Mix Fun Prints & Patterns

We believe it’s okay to throw a bright party any day! When summer rolls around there’s really no excuse not to add some fun print and pattern to your party supply decor. So be sure to mix and match fun prints and patterns. Nothing is off limits!

Summer printable with pineapple on it
Watermelon pattern table cover with plate and green plastic forks

3. Easy Wipe or Easy Clean Table Cloths

Summer beverages and foods tend to be messy and sticky. Whether you’re serving fruit, fruity drinks, or popsicles for dessert lots of the things we love about vibrant summer colors also means the occasional stain! Depending on the party and your menu, it might not be the best idea to put out grandma’s vintage table clothes!

Consider easy to clean fabrics like patio table clothes and vinyl table clothes. Use these because they are more affordable options that you can part with if one or two get ruined from a messy guest. This is one of my favorite summer party tips!

Here are some of our affordable favorites:

  • Vinyl easy clean$5.95  (available in several colors)
  • Patio Table clothes (often in easy clean fabrics)
  • Summer looks in cotton or polyester
Vinyl easy clean black
Patio table clothes polka dot
Summer color pattern with rainbow colored cups and plates

4. Drink Dispensers

Save yourself the hassle of a ton of melting ice. Make an ice cube ring (fruit optional) a few nights before the party. Then drop it into one of these big and beautiful ice dispensers to serve your guests throughout the party!

Clear drink dispenser

5. Silverware Hack

This silverware tip is sure to save your guests some extra stress! No one wants to juggle their plates, forks, and napkins while surfing the buffet or food table. Simply hole punch your paper plate, attach the napkin and silverware with a piece of ribbon, bakers string, or twine! How’s that for some simple summer party tips!

Silverware wrapped in gray napkin and pink plate

No matter the party, these simple summer party tips, and tricks can save you from some sticky summer situations!  Entertain guests comfortably while enjoying an easy cleanup!

   Parties Made Simple.

By Jackie 

As a mom-owned company, Sprinkles & Confetti makes parties simple by offering quality party supply collections from several stylish brands & creating custom design services for parties of all types and sizes. Even the smallest parties can feel special with your inspiration and their expertise. No matter your event, Sprinkles & Confetti offers curated party supplies, saving you time & stress so you can simply enjoy the party!

Created out of a mission to help others, Sprinkles & Confetti strives to save busy hostesses time and stress while also giving back to the local community. For every party purchased Sprinkles & Confetti donates to The Birthday Party Project in an effort to support their mission to spread joy to children in homeless and transition shelters through the magic of birthdays.





Family of four posing for picture