Six Items You Need At Your Next Summer Party

Hosting an outdoor party during the summer season is tons of fun, but it can also require a bit of extra preparation! From the guest list to the menu, you are sure to have a lot on your plate during the busy weeks of planning.

Here are six summer party essentials that you don’t want to forget:

DrinksSix summer party essentials

Keep everyone happy and hydrated with a variety of drink options, including plenty of ice-cold water. Lemonade and iced tea are also great options to help your guests beat the summer heat. To avoid going back and forth from your house to your backyard, set up an outside drinking station. Place your beverages on a table along with cups and straws. You can use the space under the table to keep your ice in a cooler.

Sun Screen & Bug Spray

The only thing worse than a bad sunburn is a bunch of itchy bug bites – and both are common after a day outside during summer. To keep all of your guests comfortable, stock up on sunscreen and bug spray before your party. You can also purchase a bug zapper to place outside to keep bugs away from your party guests.


If you plan on incorporating a pool, waterslide, or sprinkler, you are going to need plenty of towels. You can set up a dry off station with a basket full of fresh towels. Set up a second basket for your guests to place their towels after they have dried off.

Photo setupSix summer party essentials

Ensure your summer memories last a lifetime by taking plenty of photos of your special celebration. Photo booths are a great entertainment option for guests of all ages, providing everyone a chance to laugh and show their silly side. Hiring a photographer for the party is another great idea if you don’t want to deal with the hassle of taking the pictures yourself- that way you can be in the pictures instead of behind the camera!

Outdoor Lighting

If your event is set to continue into the evening hours, fun outdoor lighting is a must! Illuminate the area with string lights, lanterns or tiki torches for a touch of style and plenty of light to keep you and your party guests safe.

Games/ Entertainment

No summer celebration is complete without games and activities for children and adults alike to participate in. Total Entertainment has carnival games, arcade games, bounce houses, water slides and more rentals, perfect for a summer party!

Visit our rentals page for  more detail on our party rental options and to request a quote!