Nanny to Mommy: Tips to Throw the Perfect Summer Party! {#RedWhiteBlue Giveaway Hop}



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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tips to Throw the Perfect Summer Party! {#RedWhiteBlue Giveaway Hop}

I received a similar prize pack to share this giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own.
  
Summer is in full swing which means it’s time to break out the grill, grab some burgers and hot dogs, and head outside. Whether it’s the 4th of July, or a Sunday afternoon, there’s nothing better than a summertime get-together.
 
 

1. A Body of Water. Being around the water is a MUST for summer party. Whether it be a lake, pool, or the ocean. Because it gets HOT and people need a way to cool off. A sprinkler, kiddie pool, or fun water slide can work too.
 
2. Don't Forget The Watermelon. Hubby works with food and says for food safety reasons, you need to make sure the watermelon has been chilled a full 24 hours before you cut it.
 
3. Use Safety. If you are going to be around a boat, know the boating laws. Parties can be so much fun around the water but always be safe. And remember those life jackets!
 
4. Swim Suits, Flips Flops, and Sunglasses...are the PERFECT outfit! Just grab some cut off shorts, a cover up, sunglasses, and some sunscreen then you're set!

5. A Grill is a necessity to cook the hotdogs, hamburgers, turkey burgers, chicken, etc! We love grilling some corn on the cob and pineapple as well.

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116 comments:

  1. Lots of good food cooked on the grill and plenty of fun things to do with the kids like water balloons, and fun things like that

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  2. One tip is to have lots of fun activities planned, especially for the kids to keep them busy and entertained!!

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  3. Plenty of cool drinks and good food

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  4. I would say to have plenty of fun games planned for everyone

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  5. Don't stress and have fun with the theme of the food!

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  6. My main tip is to always have enough food and refreshments! Not enough water will ruin any Summer festivities. Also, fun treats and games are my best tips for the Summer!

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  7. The perfect party always requires LOTS of delicious food!!

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  8. I think for the perfect summer part you need tons of ice, especially here in the south. And a lot of good snacks would be good too.

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  9. Always have good music on.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  10. Food, music, cold drinks and good conversations full of laughter.

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  11. plan ahead don't wait till the last minute. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  12. My best tips are to make ahead whatever you can so you don't stress to much on the day of the party and to try to enjoy the party as much as your guests.

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  13. I pre prep so I can have more time to spend with my family

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  14. best tip.. lots of drinks and light foods.

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  15. Due to the heat, its better to eat lighter fare than not. Also, have lots of different types of drinks to accommodate everyone's tastes.

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  16. Make sure everyone brings something to pass so it is less work for the host. And make sure to have plenty of drinks including a stuff for kids.

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  17. Have everything ready, prepared, and chilled the night before. Also make sure you have things for children to do in the yard.
    dor.turner@yahoo.com

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  18. Make sure you have lots of cold beverages to avoid dehydration

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  19. If kids are going to be there no alcoholic drinks, lots of games and things for everyone to do.

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  20. Have plenty of sunscreen, bug spray

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  21. I think the secret is to have good food, great games, and time to just relax.

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  22. Make sure to have cold drinks and seating in the shade!

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  23. My tip would be to make sure that everyone's plate and drinks are full! Offer a variety of food and drinks and things to do. Also, have some kind of theme with cute party favors - people really like that.

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  24. Make sure you have shade and bottles of sunscreen!

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  25. Music and variety of food are the best.

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  26. The perfect summer party - just add water! Whether it's a pool or water balloons, give the kids some water to splash.

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  27. The perfect Summer party has to have food that has been cooked on the grill.

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  28. don't stress. Too much prep and planning will make a fun party for everyone but perhaps not the planner. Just enjoy the summer.

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  29. Remember the paper plates and napkins!

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  30. Alisha Sienkiel7/01/2014 11:54:00 PM

    Don't stress. Make easy recipes and ask guests to be something.

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  31. Lots of good food and games!

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  32. great cookout, time with grandkids, watermelon and ice cream
    jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

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  33. Always have plenty of ice. Have everyone bring a dish to the party

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  34. Make sure to have plenty of cold drinks and shade!

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  35. Planning as much as I can ahead of time, like cooking certain things the night before, setting the table, getting the platters for food ready, etc. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  36. Water Balloons, Burgers and Hot Dogs are a good start

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  37. Prepare as much ahead as possible so you have more time with your guests--ask them to bring their favorite summer dessert or salad to make your work less.

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  38. Have lots of food, beverages, places to sit. Also, plan some activities for kids.

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  39. Have plenty of beverages, and ways to keep cool in the hot weather


    Nathansmommy619(At)Aol(Dot)com

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  40. Stay hydrated, offer lots of water and juice and a shady area!

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  41. The key to a good party on the 4th is drink lots of water, have lots of ice and don't drink too much alcohol .

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  42. For a perfect summer party, have plenty of cold drinks, fun decorations, music, lots of food and have plenty of games and activities for the young ones so they don't get board :)

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  43. It's better to have too much good food than not enough! Then you have leftovers to enjoy as well.

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  44. A tip for a perfect summer party is to make sure you have everything you need and enjoy yourself.

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  45. Pre-plan kids games for your bbq!

    Rafflecopter name: Nicole Vosburgh

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  46. make sure to have plenty of activities for the kids so they dont get in trouble

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  47. Have plenty of food and drinks.

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  48. Marinate your meats,,goto the beach and Bring over good company..Ohh yeah,Bring lots of sunblock and make sure your kids put it on every few hrs :)

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  49. My tip would be to make sure there is a mix of drinks, especially some water. Also, be sure to have some fun music in hand.

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  50. No such thing as a perfect summer party, always something to go wrong, just plan ahead and make sure you have enough food.

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  51. Have lots of extra such as party favors or food.

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  52. My best tip is to relax, if things go wrong don't get upset, just let it go!

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  53. best tip is not to stress and just have fun

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  54. Providing plenty of food and drinks

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  55. I'm a big fan of potlucks so everyone does a little of the work. Keep it simple.

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  56. I usually just make sure that there is enough great tasting food and that usually makes the party!

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  57. make lots of cold salads ahead of time, so your not cooking food all day and can enjoy the party. have water toys or balloons to keep the kids vcool and occupied

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  58. To always have enough food and a variety of food and drink and to be prepared for more guests

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  59. To always have enough food and a variety of food and drink and to be prepared for more guests. - shaunie

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  60. Have more than enough food and a variety of beverages.

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  61. I like to prepare as much in advance as possible for parties

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  62. I'm more of a party attender than hoster, but I'd vote for a great variety of music!

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  63. make a playlist of music, have lots of ice on hand, set up fans if outside
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  64. I think being organized is the key to a great party.

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  65. Plan ahead and be sure you have enough food and drinks for everyone.

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  66. One tip I have is to make sure to keep perishable food cold!!!

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  67. Great food and fun people!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  68. BBQ, drinks, good upbeat music and colorful decorations. Sweet treats too.

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  69. Lots of food, drinks and music! Have a party on a day that most people dont have to work the next day!

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  70. some of my tips are, have some activities planned out ahead of time such as fun games and things specifically for the kids.

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  71. The perfect Summer party has good food and good music.

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  72. What are some of your tips for the perfect summer party?

    more booze..im just saying..

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  73. Sweet tea by the gallon.

    missysweepsalot at gmail dot com

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  74. My tip that works well for me is to plan in advance as far as food, drinks, decorations, etc....

    Love3570@aol.com

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  75. Must have a pool party and pinatas are great for a party.

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  76. My best tip for a great summer party is to have a really fun theme. Have everyone bring something to eat or drink that relates to the party theme.

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  77. Cold drinks and fresh food (Miriam Matheny)

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  78. Relax! Let people help out, and always have easy food, like fresh fruit, popsicles, or chips!

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  79. One tip is to have activities ready for every age level, from games that young ones can play and ones that adults can too.

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  80. Cindy B (on rc/fb) in Florida have your party inside in the a/c.

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  81. Always have extra food on hand you never know how many guests could bring extras.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)
    JJs2468@aol.com

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  82. Hi! Tips for a Summer party for me are to have plenty of ice and a variety of drinks. Water would be best. Also, have a way for the kids to keep cool. Any sized pool, sprinkler, or hose will be fine. Thank-you for the super fun giveaway!

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  83. Have plenty of cold drinks and low key snacks on hand. If you are running around trying to keep everyone fed and hydrated you'll exhaust yourself and not be able to enjoy your guests or festivities. -Heather McKenzie Carter

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  84. Have ways for people to keep cool during the party... and at night have a campfire :) perfect!

    (Sara)

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  85. Have lots of food ready, especially ones that are easy to hold and eat!

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  86. Lots of cool games and enough delicious snacks!

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  87. Plan the party in a well shaded area.

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  88. OFF! brand tiki torches! They work a treat!

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  89. Water balloons! They are always a hit and adults have just as much fun as the kids!

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  90. No matter what the theme, great food is very important. And plenty of games to keep antsy kids occupied so the adults can chat.

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  91. do not stress out and get plenty of help.
    gabbflabber at live.com

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  92. My best tips are to make ahead whatever you can the day before

    AWinesburg@hotmail.com

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  93. Make sure that there are planned activities for the kids and ask everyone to bring along a side dish. You don't want to be too busy to enjoy yourself. Also, make sure there's plenty of bug repellant.

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  94. Lots of cool drinks, snacks and a variety of music.

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  95. My top tip is to have a rain plan!

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  96. keep it simple and do a lot of prep before hand!!!

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  97. Try to prepare as much as you can the day before the party.

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  98. Great food, plenty of drinks and lots of laughs.

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  99. Have plenty of water. Drinking water, water balloons, hoses and kiddie pools.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  100. Food, music, cold drinks and good conversations full of laughter.

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  101. Have enough drinks for everybody, use paper plates, and plastic utensils to save on washing dishes, make at least 2x as much food just in case extra people come.

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  102. Shade, a way to keep bugs at bay, lots of water and other drinks, ice, ice, ice and music. Have something for the kids to do, for sure.

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  103. water guns, water balloons, water hoses.... need I say more? lol

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  104. have plenty of cold beverages...signature cocktail if adults are involved lol

    I also believe in planning & having PLENTY of ice on hand! Also, prep alot the day ahead of time, to make the party day more relaxed & fun! Thank you for the chance to win!

    Joey J.

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  105. Make sure there is lots of food and drinks!

    commonsenseandstilettos@yahoo.com

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  106. Using disposable plates and utensils for easier cleanup, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  107. We must fire up a grill for it to be an official summer party.

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Thanks!
♥,
Diana