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With the official start of summer just days away, here is a fun list of summer party theme ideas!


summer-party-theme-ideas-1Summer Party Theme Ideas

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With school starting, Labor Day around the corner and summer drawing to an end, think about hosting an end-of-summer party.

Make it fun and casual with a barbecue or a simple make your own theme (like pizza or tacos or even deli sandwiches).

Give the party an Ode To Summer theme and have all your guests send you one or two of their favorite songs (either a list or links).  Play all the tunes and let guests vote on their favorites.

The music will add a fun, festive flair to your party and keep things lighthearted.

As a finale to the evening, grill summer fruit on the barbecue or have a fire pit to make S’mores.

The main thing is to gather with friends before the busy days of school, routines and then the holidays approaches. Take a laid-back approach  and enjoy time spent together.

She Who Is Humming ‘In The Good Old Summertime’


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If you are like me and sitting in the bliss of ocean breezes is not on your near or distant horizon, you can at least keep your cool as temperatures rise.

Did you know certain foods can help you beat the heat?

Why not host a summer party with a theme of “Keep Your Cool?”

Go Green

As in salad greens. This is an obvious and easy choice for summer meals. Lettuce contains a lot of water as do cucumbers, celery and carrots. The added liquid helps cool you down and keep you hydrated. Set up a salad bar with some basic toppings and make entertaining this way a breeze.

Think Spicy

Food in the tropics are often spicy. The reason for this is because “hot” food such as chili peppers lower your body temp because of capsaicin, a chemical that causes skin to prespire (or glow, as I prefer to call it). That glow cools you as it evaporates. Add a few spicy additions to your salad bar and see how popular they will be. (Except to those of us you have an aversion to spicy foods. I’ll just eat some chocolate to make up for it.)

Hint of Mint

Both peppermint and wintergreen contain menthol which has a cooling effect. Add mint to salads, side dishes, desserts and drinks. My BFF thinks I make peppermint iced tea just for her but I really enjoy it, too.

However you decide to entertain this summer, remember to relax, enjoy your guests and have fun.

She Who Now Craves Peppermint Tea


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