Memorial Day weekend has finally arrived, which means summer is not far behind! Why not start planning your summer parties now? Party Host Helpers has you covered with great party staff for hire in Philadelphia and around the country, plus fun ideas and summer party tips for hosting a get-together! Central Pennsylvania Regional Director, Annie, shares her go-to tips for throwing a party during the warmer months.

Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.

— Jenny Han

A portrait of Pennsylvania Party Staff Director, Annie

Summer is my favorite time of the year to have people over. There are so many special occasions to celebrate. Whether it’s Memorial Day, graduation parties, birthday parties, backyard BBQ’s and campfires, or pool parties—there’s always a reason to have friends over! Party Host Helpers Central Pennsylvania has been having a blast helping hosts at some stellar parties this year. Not only that, we’ve had some wonderful opportunities to join a few local wedding venues for spring open houses. Now that warmer weather has arrived, I am very excited to start sending bartenders, servers and party staff to help hosts make their summer bash a success!

Summer Party Tips for Your Next Backyard Get Together

Backyard games, great food and campfires are the epitome of summer living. Some of my favorite summer party tips to make your backyard get-together memorable include lighting, games and, of course, food!

Party Lights

Hang big bulb, backyard patio lights near your firepit. Hang them in the trees and use an extension cord to provide lovely ambiance. Not only does this make for a cozy and picturesque place to relax and enjoy the company of your guests, but it also provides enough light for the food table and spreading out around the area.

Lights around a firepit for summer party

Party Games

Games to entertain your guests are a must-have! Party-goers love playing games, so every good party should have a few fun options. The best thing about summer party hosting is spending time outdoors. So, set up a volleyball net or grab a ladder ball or corn hole set and have some fun. If it rains, don’t worry! It’s easy to move the game options inside. Charades, Catch Phrase or dice are a quick and easy plan B to inclement weather. If there’s anything to remember when hosting and planning events, it’s: be flexible!

Outdoor Games

Party Food

A party favorite snack to eat over a fire pit are fire-roasted sweet bologna cubes.  Grab some sweet bologna from the store, cut it up (if necessary) and put it on a hot dog stick to roast over the fire. It’s juicy, warm and the edges roast to be perfectly crispy. It’s delicious and sure to take your backyard summer shindigs to the next level.

Party Food

Party Drinks

Keep drinks simple and fresh. Grab some fresh mint and make homemade mint iced tea — it’s cool, refreshing, and a nice reprieve from the heat! Here’s my favorite mint tea recipe.

A party Drink Idea

Hire a Party Server!

The best summer party tip for making your party a smashing success is to hire a Party Host Helper. We are nationwide and can ensure you get to enjoy your own party this year!

Party Staff Serving Wine

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