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5 Summer Party Themes We Love for Chic Celebrations

photographer: Camille Catherine Photography

by Lauren Mandel, Director of Marketing

With summer just around the corner, party hosts across the country are gearing up for a season celebrated for entertaining. The first step to a fabulous party? Choosing a summer party theme. From boho-chic bashes to location-specific themes (the Hamptons is always a good idea), we’re sharing some of our favorite inspiration for your seasonal celebrations.

Let's Go to the Hamptons

photographer: Natalie Probst Photography

Nothing says “summer in the Hamptons” like a crisp glass of rosé and a bountiful seafood display — which is just the beginning of what Boutique Bites created for their 10 year anniversary party at Brique Chicago. From the custom decals to the clever food displays and interactive guest stations (the colorful salad table was a favorite), this Hamptons-themed party serves up dreamy inspiration for celebrating this summer.

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Poolside Party Perfection

Poolside picnic surrounded by nature
photographer: Camille Catherine Photography

Gather the girls (or guys) and fashion the floor for a festive sip and swim summer party. Stylish rental companies, like Paisley and Jade, stock throw pillows by the dozen, making statement seating a breeze, and La Tavola Fine Linen can help you create the perfect tablescape. Complete the look with table-top items from Party Rental Ltd. This glamorous poolside picnic in poppy pinks will inspire your summer party theme and upcoming celebrations.

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Back to Summer Camp

Camp-themed tin cup
photographer: Tell Draper Photography

While this clever camp-themed party by BCR Events at Ignite Glass Studios was celebrating a Bar Mitzvah, taking cues from childhood for a grown-up party is chic and youthful. Kehoe Designs brought the summer party theme to life, while Flow Entertainment, Inc kept guests dancing all night long. Throw back to summer nights as a kid with fireside games, friendly competitions, and an elevated meal. 

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Havana Nights

havana themed summer party
photographer: Donna Cheung Photography

Havana-themed parties are hotter than ever — just in time for summer. We’re loving this summer party theme for a milestone birthday, dinner party, or any other type of festive celebration. Divina Strings llc brought the on-theme entertainment to this event at The Lace Factory, beautifully planned by Nightingale Events

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Boho Chic

boho-chic tables outdoors
photographer: Michael Jurick Photography

Everything from this Southampton dinner party from State of the Art Enterprises is summer party perfection. The boho-chic party theme is brought to life thanks to florals and dreamy décor from Dejuan Stroud, Inc. and light summer bites from Elegant Affairs Caterers. Add perfect summer weather in the Hamptons, and you have the perfect seasonal evening. 

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