Top 5 Budget Friendly Summer Party Ideas

Let the Summer Parties Begin

Summertime is here! With 90-degree weather and Memorial Day in the rearview mirror, it’s time to host fantastic summer parties with friends and family! To help get you started, our party planning experts at J&J Tent and Party Rentals have put together a list of the Top 5 Budget Friendly Party ideas for the summer of 2022!

Backyard Movie Night

If you’ve gone to the movies in the past few months, it is safe to say you left with considerably less money than when you walked through the door. Family movie nights out aren’t cheap, so a great alternative is a backyard movie party. Skip the pricey popcorn and candy and enjoy a summer night under your favorite film.

Campfire S’More Party

No campfire is complete without a melted marshmallow sandwiched between two graham crackers with a hint of chocolate. An epic nighttime party idea is to take a backyard party to the next level with s’more-themed treats and activities.

  • Create a scavenger hunt to find all the s’more ingredients
  • Create a bear trap with recycled materials and make the bait a tasty s’more
  • Play the game “mosquito bite,” where each party attendee gets a sheet of red dot stickers. When anyone mentions the words associated with s’mores (marshmallow, chocolate, graham cracker, etc.) place a red sticker on their face. Whoever has the least stickers at the end WINS!

Summer Potluck Party

Who doesn’t love hosting a party where your guests bring the food. All you have to do is provide the space! If you are short on time and money, this is a great budget-friendly way to hang out with your favorite people without feeling the pressure of planning a party.

Taco Party

Tacos are a cost-effective way to feed many while not breaking the bank. A taco bar with all the toppings will fill up your guests and are a delicious way to incorporate different cultural ingredients into the menu. Have everyone attending the party bring one taco topping they can’t live without! You may have a new favorite taco dish by the end of the night.

Water Themed Party

Ages 1 to 100, everyone can appreciate a water-themed party on a hot summer day. While an actual water park is a costly adventure, there are many ideas to bring that fun to your backyard. From jumbo slip-n-slides to wiggling sprinklers, everyone will put down their fruity drink to partake.

  • Consider purchasing water balloons and squirt guns for the event
  • Create a custom slip-n-slide out of clear Visqueen plastic
  • Have a trampoline? Put a sprinkler under the unit for some cool bouncing fun

Helpful Hint

No matter what theme you pick for your summer party, always be prepared!

  • Sunscreen ✔️
  • Drinks ✔️
  • Food ✔️
  • Fun times ✔️
  • Shelter for guests from the weather …😕

J&J Tent and Party Rentals has everything you need for the perfect budget-friendly summer party. We are your one-stop shop with tent rentals, linens, lighting, tables, chairs, audio equipment, dance stages and more. We know the North Carolina wedding and event planning industry well, so we can answer any questions about planning an outdoor event.

With J&J Tent and Party Rentals by your side, we take the guesswork out of planning the best party ever. Contact us at (919) 977-3691.

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