Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and with gas prices rising, families can avoid the high cost of travel and throw backyard getaways and summer parties right at home.
Rockaway, NJ (PRWEB) May 02, 2012
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and with gas prices rising towards $5 per gallon, families can avoid the high cost of travel this summer and instead throw "backyard getaways," or budget-friendly summer parties right at home. Party City's Celebration Experts have provided a checklist outlining all the summer party essentials needed to take advantage of warmer weather and entertain outdoors. Whether hosting the ultimate backyard bash, a large block party or casually sipping cocktails on the patio with friends, Party City's summer checklist identifies the party essentials necessary for any occasion this season.
SUMMER STAPLES CHECKLIST
Bright Delights - Stock up on vibrant colored serveware and tableware in pink, green and blue hues to perfectly compliment any summer party scene. Brightly colored drink dispensers are a must-have for summer entertaining and perfectly compliment classic summer drinks like chilled lemonade or frozen margaritas. Trade in the traditional beer cooler for colorful plastic party tubs and ice buckets to add a touch of color to any summer party. Ice cream is a staple at any summer party, so serve everyone's favorite frozen treats in bright serveware. To create beautiful place settings all summer long, pair bright colors and eye-popping patterns with neutral accents, like woven bamboo chargers.
Ultimate BBQ Party Kit - Warm summer nights are the perfect occasion to fire up the grill, and grill masters will find Party City's American Summer BBQ Party Kit ideal for showcasing their outdoor culinary skills. The BBQ Party Kit provides everything needed in one convenient package, including serveware, table cover, patriotic invitations, American flag banner, centerpieces, balloons, and streamers. Summer entertaining is all about simple party planning, so for any BBQ party, plan a simple menu with a few cookout classics like hamburgers, hotdogs, corn on the cob and potato salad.
Red, White and Blue Jamboree - Celebrate American pride this summer during the long Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends with festive patriotic parties. Stars-and-stripes and patriotic-themed decorations and party supplies come in handy throughout the summer months, and red, white and blue hanging fans and metallic garland strategically hung from the ceiling bring the magic of Memorial Day inside by recreating a fireworks scene. Add a fun twist to any patriotic gathering by quenching guests' thirsts with one or two novelty drinks, such as "American Dream" cocktails, a cranberry blend garnished with tropical blue pop rocks around the rim and adorned with a patriotic parasol.
Lasting Memories - Summer is the perfect occasion to spend quality time with family and friends and create lasting memories. Staging a photo booth area during every party is a fun way to make everyone a star and create picture perfect moments. Provide an abundance of star-spangled props, such as flags, hats, pinwheels, bubbles and party leis, to keep everyone smiling. These photos make great party favors for guests, or you can send their photos out later in thank you notes.
Cool Pool Party - Lazy summer days spent by the pool are the perfect way to celebrate summer, and a day in the sun wouldn't be complete without pool-friendly activities and water toys, such as paddle balls, inflatable beach balls, and relay sticks. Keep it cool with frozen treats, like sundaes, popsicles or snow cones, incorporating the colors of summer with banana split dishes in orange, green, pink and blue. Freeze fruit juices in handy ice-lolly makers the night before, or for instant frozen fun, try the electric ice shaver with flavored syrups for delicious snow cones by the pool. Make any pool party a tropical paradise with cheerful floral motifs and classic luau accents, such as tiki torches, grass skirts and colorful hibiscus garlands.
With thousands of party supplies and a huge assortment of festive summer party essentials - from tableware to decorations and serveware - Party City can help price-savvy shoppers celebrate Memorial Day in style. Party City is a one-stop shop with 800 store locations and an incredible online selection at PartyCity.com. Plus, the "Party Ideas" Center on PartyCity.com makes it easy to throw a Memorial Day party with detailed photo galleries showing party ideas.
For clever summer entertaining tips and more information on great party ideas, visit PartyCity.com.
ABOUT PARTY CITY
Party City Holdings Inc. designs, manufactures, contracts for manufacture and distributes party goods, including paper and plastic tableware, metallic balloons, accessories, novelties, gifts and stationery. Party City Holdings Inc. also operates retail party goods and social expressions supply stores in the North America under the names Party City, Halloween City, Factory Card & Party Outlet and Party Packagers. Party City is North America's largest party goods chain and the premier retailer of Halloween costumes, theme party supplies, birthday decorations and other specialty party supplies.