MAKE IT CUTE
The ultimate end of school party planning guide
The end of the school year is approaching quickly: You'll soon be trading early morning alarm clocks and final exams for sleeping in until 1 p.m. and endless relaxation. Ahh, summer is so close, you can smell it. And there's no better way to kick off the season than by throwing a fab bash. Whether it's a pool party or a sleepover with your besties, we've got some ideas to make it a celebration to remember.
Take it outside
You want your guests to be energized by the vitamin D of the sun so have the party in your or one of your friend’s backyards. If that's not an option, try a local park or the pool you belong to.
Keep it open to everyone
Or mostly everyone. Your party will be one of the last times that you will see your classmates all together for three months, so let bygones be bygones and end the year on a good note. Invite a few of your classmates’ parents as well, so that there will be chaperones that can help out your parents.
Sip something citrusy
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, obvi. Mix it up with this sweet strawberry peach flavored recipe.
Fire up the grill
A classic barbeque is a must at any summer party. But you don't have to stick to just burgers and dogs—you can also throw on corn, peppers, seafood even pineapple (we're practically drooling). Kabobs are a great way to get a mix of veggies and protein so that everyone will be satisfied and full. Find your fave recipe here.
Summer is for s'mores bars
Hershey's chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers are one summer staple that we don't plan on giving up anytime soon. This yummy take on your traditional s'more is a delish way to get the campfire vibes flowing minus the actual fire.
Bring board games to life
Turn your backyard into a Twister board, chess, hopscotch or matching game. With a can of spray paint and some chalk, you and your guest can get back to the basics with some life size versions of fun games you've been playing since you were a kid. Check out how here.
DIY an Instagram wall
Set the scene with a tropical backdrop and create a photo station with lots of props. Your friends can pop by and take photos at your very own DIY photobooth where everyone's the photographer. You can even create your own hashtag for the party so you can catch all the photos on Insta.
Say goodbye with bubbles
Who didn't love blowing bubbles as a kid? Correct answer: No one! Send your guests out with ther own personal bubble wands as a parting gift. It's a super cute and cheap way to say thanks but encouage them to have fun and unleash their inner kid this summer break. Try something like this.
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