Poppin’ Into Summer Party

We are so ready for summer and can’t wait for days filled with trips to the pool, family vacations, movie nights and sleeping in.  To celebrate we are Poppin’ Into Summer with a simple and vibrant themed party.Poppin Into Summer BarI love any excuse to celebrate and it’s become a tradition for me to host a party on the last day of school. We’ve had a Surfin’ Into Summer pool party, a Poolside Popsicle Party and this year we had a poptastic Poppin’ Into Summer Party.  I decided to keep things simple and stick with a theme that was easy, kid-friendly and fun.  Even if your kids are already out of school you can still host a Poppin’ Into Summer themed party to celebrate the carefree, sunshine filled days that lie ahead.

I used my DIY lemonade stand to display all of the treats.  In keeping with the theme I kept the food simple and went with treats that POP. We had popcorn, popsicles, pop rocks, and bubble gum.

Party Popsicles

Popcorn Bar

Pop Rocks

Mini Bubble Gum Machine

I made a colorful backdrop to add a pop of color to the party decor.  I covered a large piece of wood with a bright blue sheet and used a brightly colored tassel garland from Michaels for a simple backdrop.  I cut out Poppin’ Into Summer in brightly colored vinyl on my Cricut to tie in our party theme.

Poppin Into Summer Banner

I love that Michaels carries coordinating party goods to match almost any theme.  I grabbed colorful popcorn boxes, treat bags, napkins and serving trays for guest to load up their treats.

Popcorn Treat Box

Pretty Paper Straws

Once the kids had loaded up on treats and were busy having fun I moved the backdrop so that we could use it as a photo booth.  Who doesn’t love a photo booth?!? Everyone loved grabbing props and posing for pictures, there was lots of silly fun and laughter that ensued. I printed out all the pictures and gave them to the kids to take home as a memento, yet another simple detail that the kids loved.

Photo Booth Props

Poppin Into Summer Photo Booth

Now, we are officially ready for summer and can’t wait to make lots of extraordinary memories!

Poppin Into Summer Party

Don’t forget that from paper crafts, party goods and baking supplies to new outdoor lighting, glass and floral, Michaels is your DIY destination for all of your summer celebrations.

Be sure to check out all of the other Michaels Makers DIY summer party ideas on the Michaels blog.

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind www.gigglesgalore.net. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. What a fun idea for a party! I love all the bright and colorful decorations! Enjoy your summer!

  2. This is such a cool party idea! I loved everything! Great post!

  3. Love how bright and colourful this party is! It caught my eye over at the Live Laugh Rowe Link Party. Bec

  4. Hi, Mariah.

    I know this post is a year old, but can you direct me to the photo props you used? Thanks!

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