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With spring just around the corner, thoughts of warm weather, longer days and outdoor entertaining arise. As the weather warms up and you start to spend more time in your yard – it’s a great time to start planning your outdoor summer party! Instead of hosting your traditional (and somewhat boring) barbecue; this year how about hosting a unique themed party? Theme parties are fun, inviting and a great way to entertain guests at your home.
There are so many great themes to choose from that are ideal for an outdoor summer soiree. Choose from some of the ideas below or come up with your own original idea!

Grecian Toga Party

Revive the toga party, but with a more elegant spin! (We’re not talking about “Animal House” here). Light torches around the yard and throw some big fluffy pillows for guests to lounge on. Hang fake grapevines and ivy vine garlands and swirl them around on tables. Serve Greek themed food like fruit (especially grapes), hummus and pita bread, veggies (olives are a must!), and don’t forget the feta cheese! If you want to get a little snazzier, offer Greek delights like roasted lamb, baklava or spanakopita. An article on Everyday Health adds, “The toga party is one of the oldest party theme traditions and is always a favorite among guests. From wild and crazy frat house antics, to a more subdued classical Greek- and Roman-themed toga party, there is a lot you can do with the theme. Coordinate invitations, decorations, supplies, games and more to throw a toga party that is fun and unique.”

Luau or Tropical Theme

Nothing says summer like a luau! Party supply stores always have a large inventory of luau items in the summer months, which makes it easy to decorate and purchase accessories. Serve pina coladas, fresh fruit (coconut and pineapple are must) and throw some skewered meat on the grill! Hand out some leis as everyone arrives and you are ready to go!

Outdoor Fiesta

What better way to celebrate summer than an outdoor fiesta? Think margaritas, tacos, sombreros and bold and colorful decorations! Fresh guacamole and salsa are always a crowd pleaser, served with warm tortilla chips. Add some Mexican flags for a festive look. Stock the cooler with Coronas and make a pitcher of sangria for guests to enjoy on a hot day! Ole!

Whatever type of theme you choose – an outdoor party is a great way to bring families and friends together to celebrate during the warm summer months! Be sure to be prepared for any inclement weather by renting a tent and provide ample seating and dining areas with tables and chairs that can often be rented as a package. Throw in a dance floor – and your party will be more than memorable.

With a little planning and some creative ideas, you can plan a terrific theme party in your own backyard! If you are planning a party and are interested in any tent, table or chair rentals, contact A & R Party Tent Rentals. From backyard parties to large corporate events, A & R Party Tent Rentals offers quality products, reliable and efficient service and tent rental packages to meet the needs of any event! Give them a call at 631-433-9784.

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