10 Fun Ideas for a Sizzling Summer Party

Fun ideas that will impress your party guests.

Outdoor party season has finally returned! Make your house party the talk of your neighborhood this summer with these 10 ideas.

Make Your Cooler the Coolest

balloon ice for cooler

Forget running to the store for ice. Buy a bag of balloons and fill them up with tap water. Freeze them over night and place the balloons in your cooler just as you would with crushed ice. Bonus: After the ice melts you have all the ammo you need for an all out water balloon fight! More info here.

Watermelon Keg

watermelon keg

Who needs a punch bowl when you can tap a watermelon?! This is sure to wow your party guests. Find out how to turn a watermelon into a drink dispenser here.

Good Music + Cold Drinks= Summer Fun

inflatable boombox cooler

Your party will rock with this awesome inflatable boombox cooler. You can order it here.

Cool Idea! Edible Flower Ice Cubes

edible flower ice cubes

A jaunty addition to any cocktail. Learn how to make these elegant ice cubes here.

Sun Catching Jello Peels

rainbow jello orange wedges

Add some color to your summer party with refreshing rainbow gelatin orange wedges. They are super easy to make. Sink your teeth into the recipe here.

No More Melted Ice Cream

ice cream muffin pan

Save time and a melted mess next time you serve ice cream at a house party with this simple idea. Pre-scoop ice cream into baking cups- store in freezer until ready. Get the scoop on this idea here.

DIY Cooler

diy pool cooler

Every homeowner with a pool should know about this easy project: Cut a noodle and tie a rope through it and place around a Rubbermaid bin. Cost: $1.99 For more info click here.

A Watermelon that Bites Back

shark watermelon

This may be the only time people don’t run away when someone yells SHARK! Get the recipe here.

Easy to Make Flip Flop Cookies

nutter butter flip flop cookies

Who would have guessed that nutter butters could be easily transformed into cutest flip-flop cookies on the face of the earth? Here’s how to make them.

Cool and Fashionable Jewel Pops

Dazzling gem shapes that form easy-to-eat frozen treats with drip-guard handle. Great for kids or “adult” refreshments. You can purchase the mold here.

We hope you have a wonderful summer and enjoy all the wonderful memories that make your house your home.


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Lindsay is the the Director of Media Engagement for Coldwell Banker Real Estate and manages the brand’s media and social media department. She is also a licensed real estate professional. In 2017 & 2018, she was named a top 20 social influencer in the real estate industry in the annual Swanepoel 200 power rankings.

Lindsay lives in Livingston, NJ with her college sweetheart and now husband Joe and rwelcomed another Joe into her life as she became a mom in June 2016.

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    be careful with water balloons that aren’t completely thawed! getting hit with a water balloon that still has ice in it can be dangerous.

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      June 17, 2013

      That is a great point. Thank you!

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