Throw a summer dance party!

This was the funnest way to kick off summer with the neighborhood! 

We had the idea and 6 days later we were dancing it up in the backyard! It’s easy to put together and “run the event” because the kids make their own fun! And it’s ALL kids – no parents (well except for me and my hubby) so the kids really enjoyed their freedom – aka – raiding the treat table without restrictions! ha ha ha!!
Invitations can set the tone for the party or event and give a peek into the theme. We just wanted it to be colorful and fun! I whipped up these invites and sent them to the 1 hour photo. Yup! We handed out “photos” for our invites. Easy, quick and not expensive at all!
 (did you catch that I inserted my kids faces into Gabriella’s and Troy’s? fun! fun!)
Keeping it colorful and fun my daughter thought tissue paper pom poms in a rainbow of colors would be really fun hanging over the patio. We added crepe paper and some balloon in all colors too! Easy, inexpensive and quick! 

We even hung a “disco ball” over the dance floor. 

We welcomed the dance party guests through the side gate!

I covered an outdoor meter and a pipe by draping 2 metallic door covers side by side as a “backdrop” for the treats table!

In keeping with the rainbow theme we bought treats that were colorful!

This was a very popular spot all evening!!!

Let’s get to the dancing!!!! The DJ table had a small stereo with all the CD’s laid out. That way the kids could make requests of what they wanted to hear next. Among just the regular dance songs we did a JUST BOYS dance, JUST GIRLS dance and A BOY/GIRL dance.

Of course we had some of the oldies but goodies in there too like YMCA, Ghostbusters, the Chicken Dance and yes the Macarena – ha ha ha!

We had some air microphones, air guitars and even a little break dancing too!

This was a great way to have fun with little expense and it made a big impact! It’s definitely a new Summer Tradition at our house!


  1. That looks like so much fun!!

  2. My kids love having dance parties. In fact, we had an impromptu one last night in our living room. When they get older, I’m sure we will have some bigger ones with friends. Looks like so much fun!

  3. What a fabulous party! Love the decorations and the goodie table!! Looks like it was a huge hit! Great job mom and dad!!!

  4. What a fun start to summer! Looks like everyone had a blast. And the decorations are just too awesome!

  5. That looks like so much fun! What a great way to move!

  6. What a fantastic idea!!! i love it!! I think once my son is a little older we’ll try this! 🙂

  7. seriously genius idea megan! And LOVE the bright summer colors .

  8. Awesome idea! I want to do this this Friday! Where did you get the image for the invite?

  9. HI Donna! I just pulled one off of google images and create the invite! 🙂

  10. You sound like the FUNNEST mom!!! 🙂 Love it!

  11. So sad we missed it! It looks like you all had fun!

  12. Oh my goodness! We are TOTALLY doing this! My girls were crying saturday night when they had a youth dance outside in the church parking lot (right next to our house). They thought it was for everyone and couldn’t understand why they couldn’t go…it was a rough night. Now I know what we’re doing!! What a great idea!

  13. I love your parties! Very creative! This looks like so much fun that I really have to try it.

  14. Wow! This is a FABULOUS idea! I love having dance parties quite frequently in our living room. And my kids think I’m pretty nuts. Why shouldn’t I make it a formal event? Hmmm……you’ve got me thinking! Great job! Looks like a TON of fun!

  15. Great pictures!!!!!!

  16. How Freakin’ Fun! Great idea. Thanks for sharing.


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