Summer is undoubtedly the best season for throwing a party. It’s the time of the year when family and friends spend more time together, as the days are long and the weather’s warm. Plus, there are lots of federal holidays.
A barbecue or day at the beach always goes down well, but if you’re looking to throw a party, you may want to try something completely new. Just don’t forget to record everything so you can print it later in a treasured keepsake photo book.
A Beach Luau
Now that the sun’s out, it’s the perfect time to hang out with friends at the beach. So load up with sunscreen, pump up your trusty volleyball, put a few cold ones in the cooler, and off you go!
To really make this beach outing into a party, give it a theme, like a Hawaiian luau. You already have the drinks, and it’s likely one of you is sporting a colorful flowery shirt, so all that remains is to put on a lei while you dance to the sound of a ukulele.
Later, when putting together a photo book about this day, make sure to choose a bright, sunny style. You can also spice up your photos with stickers of surfboards and tropical flowers. Photo book editor Snapfish can give your pictures an extra boost with its themes, embellishments, and imported backgrounds.
While Halloween may be ages away, any time is perfect for a fancy dress party. The theme could even be your favorite TV show or movie. Whatever you choose, this type of get-together calls for a photo book with colorful themes and Instagram-quality photos. Mixbook, for example, comes with tools for adding glitter and effects to your already lively photos.
What’s more, Mixbook lets you change the backgrounds, so any cowboys at your party could be drinking beer in a saloon, not your porch. The best part is that people can edit these photos together online.
Independence Day: The Colors of the Nation
The fourth of July isn’t just Independence Day, but also a celebration of the nation’s history and of being American. Not only will you hear The Star-Spangled Banner more than once on this day, but decorations and outfits will likely be red, white, and blue.
A summer party on this federal holiday should follow the patriotic nature of the day. In fact, if you can convince the whole neighborhood, you could even organize your own block party. Just don’t forget your red ‘beer pong’ cups, a traditional blueberry pie, and some star-shaped, white-glazed cookies to follow the color scheme.
Photos of a spectacular parade or fireworks, not to mention group photos of rarely seen relatives, will all glow when compiled in a book. With Printique’s extremely user-friendly interface and variety of backgrounds, you can create a truly memorable album. Alternatively, simply pick a theme and let the photo book editor do all the work for you.
Family Garden Party
But you don’t need the excuse of a public holiday for a celebration, as any weekend in the summer calls for a regular garden party. Music, food, a variety of drinks, and lots of family and friends will make it an unforgettable day with plenty of opportunities to take great photos.
There are endless party themes that you could use for a family get-together. For example, it could be all about the different generations, where everyone dresses up in clothes from their youth. Who wouldn’t want to see their grandparents wearing clothes they wore in their twenties?
When it comes to keeping the memories alive in a photo book, Shutterfly is your best friend, as it lets you combine various styles in one book. In other words, you could opt for a 70s disco vibe on the page with your parents, and a 50s rock n’ roll theme for your grandparents.
Whatever you decide to do, make the most of the sunny days and warm evenings. Even more important, enjoy the time spent with family and friends. The best photos are taken during the summer, with beautiful soft light and everyone’s sun-kissed faces. Plus, what better way to be warmed when winter comes around than by looking back at your photo book filled with bright and joyful memories.
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