Entertaining Tuesdays: Summer Party Themes Wednesday Edition

Hey all!  Welcome back to Entertaining Tuesdays...the Wednesday Edition since I was too stupid to schedule my post before I left for our New Hampshire vacation!!  Incase you missed the previous Entertaining Tuesdays, you can find my Summer Party Recipes here and Summer Party Basics here.  Today, Im going to talk about some cool summer party themes you can use for your next summer bash!

Nothing screams "summer" like a luau!!  Party411.com has some really cool personalized luau invitations!  Tell your guests they've got to dress the part and help them out with these adorable Silk Flower Combs for the ladies and  the guys can wear these Two Toned Lei bracelets

 A few Inflatable Palm Trees will definitely gets guests in the Luau mood!!  If your party's going into nighttime, these Tiki Lights will add a festive touch too!  Get the party started with an Aloha Party CD and get your guests moving with a Flowered Limbo Kit or a Tiki Pinata!  You can use some of these ideas or get creative, either way you'll be hosting a luau to remember!!

Another theme idea is a Mardi Gras Party!!  Welcome your guests with a Mardi Gras banner, like this one from Party Products.com
Get guests in the Mardi gras mood with these adorable Mardi Gras Masks!  No Mardi Gras party will be complete without party beads!! If kids are attending, you'll have to come up with a different reason to collect them though!  Grab some Mardi Gras Light Up Buttons, Noisemakers and Glitter Body Stickers and you've got yourself a par-tay!!  You can also use Mardi Gras Jester Hats and Party Wands to make your guests feel like they're on Bourbon Street!

Head south of the border and throw a Fiesta!!  Decorate your tables with these cute Fiesta Honeycomb Centerpieces and some Fiesta Table Sprinkles from PartyCity.com.  Some Chili Pepper Paper Lanterns will spice things up too!  Some inflatable Chili Peppers and Cactus's (or is it Cactai?!) will really give that south of the border feeling!!  Have your guests wear sombrero's and pass out some light up chili pepper necklaces.  And dont forget to give everyone some maracas to shake while you play your Fiesta Party CD!!  And of course, no fiesta is complete without a pinata!!

These are just a few theme ideas, but the possibilities are endless!!  Check out your local party store and online stores too for more theme ideas!  Just remember, theme or not, the idea is to have fun and surround yourself with delicious food and great friends...the rest will fall into place!