Summer Party Ideas

group enjoying an outdoor party with food


Summer brings with it great vibes and a longing for adventure. Maybe that’s why there are so many parties in the summertime! Throw your own party this summer in your apartment here at Courtland Towers. Need some ideas? We are sharing a list of some different types of parties so you can switch it up and keep it fresh all summer long.


Traditional BBQ with Hot Dog Bar

Grill up your favorite hot dogs and put out some favorite (and unique) toppings for the perfect hot dog bar. Pull out the usual sauces along with a variety of peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, pickles, onions, sauerkraut, guacamole, and bacon. Make signs with suggested hot dog combinations. There are so many options out there, so be creative!


S’mores Bar and Movie Night

Invite friends and family and have the perfect s’mores bar with an outdoor movie. You can purchase an inflatable movie screen and a projector for the perfect outdoor movie. We suggest summer movies such as The Sandlot, The Goonies, The Endless Summer, What About Bob?, Secondhand Lions, and Super 8. Buy the classic s’more options as well as some unique choices. Use chocolate graham crackers or different types of candy bars instead of the traditional graham cracker and chocolate bar.


Water Games and Root Beer Floats

Stay cool on a hot summer day by playing some water games. Break out the squirt guns and water balloons or head to the swimming pool at our apartment community for a game of sharks and minnows. There are all sorts of water games to choose from! Once everyone is all worn out from all the fun, relax and enjoy root beer floats together. We can’t think of a better or a more fun way to beat the summer heat!

These are only just a few ideas. You can find more summer party ideas from HGTV. We hope you get the chance to embrace the summertime spirit and have some fun this month here in Arlington, VA!