Summer Birthday Party Inspiration

Having a winter birthday, I have always been jealous of the summer babies who are able to celebrate outdoors with pool parties and ice cream! If warm weather and water activities aren’t enough to satisfy your summer-born bundle of joy, try some of the activities below at your next summer birthday party bash!



So maybe it’s difficult to be sick of cake, but try mixing it up this year with a tasty alternative. Follow these steps to make this birthday waffle cake.


watermellon pops

Help prevent sticky hands by inserting craft sticks into watermelon slices.


What is better than cake and ice cream? Cake and ice cream mixed together, forming popsicles! Get the recipe from Just Add Sprinkles!

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Breaking this pinata is its own reward! Water will cool off players, eliminating the need for candy. Find more ideas at How Does She.

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Get competitive with squirt gun races! The materials are inexpensive, and kids of all ages will enjoy soaking each other once a winner has been determined. Try this fun water cup race with squirt guns.


Think egg toss but with sponges instead. This activity is sure to keep everyone cool and is simple to set up.




Download and print your own ice cream garland for FREE from Hello, Wonderful!



While this DIY garland uses the movie Inside Out for the theme, paper chain backdrops are customizable, simple, and cheap. Learn how The Love Nerds made paper chains that will withstand the heat outside!

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Balloon backdrops can also be color coordinated with whatever your party theme may be. Balloons are relatively inexpensive, especially when you’re inflating them yourself instead of using helium.

What are your best birthday party tips and hacks? Share in the comments below!

Be sure to visit our Party Inspiration and Resources Pinterest board, and read our tips on hosting an Educational Birthday Party and ideas for making Better Goodie Bags to help you plan the perfect birthday bash!

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