It's SUMMER, what party plans do you have in store for the summer? The longest day of the year is June 20th, the Summer Solstice (also, it's Father's Day)! Why not have this day be a cause for celebration? With a bit of extra summer fun to be had, you can spend more time creating fun chalk murals or a backyard camping adventure!
Here are a two other summer celebrations to plan this season:
Bring your own board game night! These nights in are fun because you never know which game someone will bring. You can focus on the snacks and setup, and let the guests bring the entertainment. Proceed with caution, as nights like these can quickly turn into a sleepover! One tip for board game night is to write on masking tape which game everyone brought and offer small lunch bags for pieces of each game so they do not get mixed or lost.
A movie night (or afternoon) is a great way to have a low-key party without much work! Family movies such as Shrek, Despicable Me, Monsters Inc., and Toy Story offer sequels or trilogies, making for a great movie-watching slumber party. You can offer a different snack for each film and create an intermission for the celebratory eats!
Some of my favorite snack ideas are popcorn, marshmallows, cookies, fruits, cotton candy, and pretzels! You can even bump it up a notch and create snack boards (move over, cheese boards!). Oh, and don't forget to ask the kiddos to bring a sleeping bag which will help you save time and space for worrying where everyone will sleep.