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Top 10 Reasons To Have A Party This Summer

Today is the first official day of summer, also known as the summer solstice, the day with the longest amount of sunlight in the year. Now that summer is finally here, I suggest that each and every one of you host a party at least once (I'm hosting several!) this summer. There is often the unfortunate misconception that in order to throw a party, one must have a special occasion. It doesn't have to be a birthday, anniversary, or retirement, so here are my top 10 reasons to throw a fiesta this summer:

  1. 4th of July
  2. A heat wave (have a water balloon/gun fight)
  3. National Piña Colada Day (July 10)
  4. French Independence Day (July 14)
  5. Somebody's half birthday
  6. The All-Star Baseball Game
  7. It's the middle of summer (A Mid Summer Night)
  8. The arrival of the first tomatoes (substitute peaches, corn, zucchini, etc)
  9. You've Bought New Patio Furniture/Tiki Torches/Margarita glasses, etc.
  10. Swimming alone isn't as fun as having all of your friends over for a pool party

Got a great reason to host a fabulous fete? Share it with me below!

Join The Conversation
Natty Natty 10 years
i also like to get people together on Saturday or Sunday to celebrate not being at work.
JBlondie JBlondie 10 years
How about it's freakin 95 outside??? Is that a reason to have some yummy margaritas??? :)
ellenmarie ellenmarie 10 years
these are some pretty good ideas for parties...although I've found that I don't really need an excuse for a party....
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
Number 1 and Number 9 are my favorites on the list. Though National Pina Colada Day is a new one for me!
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Party time!
janellethechef janellethechef 10 years
My birthday was June 9th...I didn't exactly have a party, but I did get together with a bunch of friends!!
chancleta chancleta 10 years
i'm throwing a cowboy/cowgirl themed hoe-down for my honey's birthday :)
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