We've all seen the traditional color palettes and themes for beach weddings: sandy neutrals, aqua blue shades, starfish, etc. But where's the creativity in that? Luckily, we also offer a lot of inspiration for some unique summer wedding favors and summer theme party ideas that you've never seen before - and are so easy to coordinate, you can host the party right in your backyard.
Luau - You don't have to host your wedding in Honolulu to get the Hawaiian vibes! Set up the tiki bar, hang colorful lanterns, light up torches and serve the frozen drinks! Luaus are full of color - so think vibrant blues, greens, yellows and pinks to set the mood. Tropical flowers, such as the classic hibiscus are another fun addition. For favors, give your guests personalized cocktail mixes, so they can mix up the strawberry daiquiris or margaritas right in their very own home.
BBQ - It doesn't get more "backyard" than this! A great solution if you're on a low budget and keeping the party small, a BBQ wedding is a perfect way to enjoy a hot summer's day. Turn on the sprinklers, light up the grill and serve traditional BBQ foods such as burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, corn on the cob and deviled eggs. Send your guests home with personalized lemonade mixes - a fabulous reminder of the special day they shared with you.
Picnic - The great thing about a picnic themed wedding is that it can be cozy and intimate or over the top and outrageous. Step 1: find a picnic area you can rent out for your event. Stay traditional by covering the picnic tables with red and white gingham picnic blankets. For centerpieces, consider our large wicker picnic baskets and fill them up with flowers, or even goodies guests can take home after the party's over. Serve foods that don't require a lot of preparation, like sandwiches, chips and dip, fresh fruit, chicken salad, iced tea and lemonade - and don't forget pie for dessert! And for favors? The options are endless: perhaps our mini picnic baskets (fill them up with candy), personalized lemonade mixes, or mini pie packaging kits - simply purchase mini pies from your local food market and watch them become nostalgic and retro in a blink of an eye!
Be sure to check out all of our summer wedding favors here for inspiration when planning your summer wedding, party or event!