How to Host Your Own Summer Solstice Party

The summer solstice, or midsummer, marks the first official day of summer, and is the longest day of the year.

It typically occurs between June 20-22, this year falling right in the middle: June 21st. Historically marked as a time for celebration with bonfires, picnics and traditional singing and dancing, what better reason to commemorate the day than with a party?

Here are a few simple ideas to help get you started with hosting an unforgettable summer solstice celebration:

Ambience

The great thing about a summer solstice party is that it is an excellent opportunity to let the real you shine! Whether you want to celebrate by going full-on summer and busting out the spiked popsicles, beach balls, and bright colors, or yenhance the long summer night withe dreamy fairy lights, candles, fine wine, and a soft acoustic playlist for an gevening picnic in your backyard - Whatever it is, make it fun! Add some flower crowns, send out garden-inspired invites, or even consider an all white or all gold dress code to celebrate the shift in season.

Décor

Once you discover what kind of ambience will suit your party, it’s easier to decide how to decorate your space.

This may be with soft, billowy lanterns hanging from trees, or colorful balloons to embellish your staircase. Pinterest is a great resource for unique décor ideas to incorporate in your own party.

Don’t be afraid to be creative!

Food

A party is not truly a party without great food and drinks.

Rosé is a sure win in summer, but you can also get more imaginative and serve other summer-inspired drinks like mint juleps, white sangria, or watermelon margaritas.

Our Grilled Ponzu Mahi Mahi with a passion fruit drizzle and lotus crisps, found on our Sit Down Dinner menu, will pair well with any summer cocktailh tu. If you’re looking for something a little less formal, a crawfish boil, light pasta buffet, or Poke action station are some fun ideas!

Whether you’re u hosting at summer (or winter) solstice party, or any celebration at all – give us a call! We’d love to help you plan the perfect event!

Jordan Dahlquist