July is here, and it’s time to start planning some amazing summer parties! Whether you’re looking to host a pool party or barbecue, there are plenty of themes that can make your July party unforgettable. We also look at National Celebration days for the month of July, Oh my there are some awesome ones for this month. July is a great month for hosting parties! Whether it’s for Independence Day, World Chocolate Day, National Ice Cream Day or just a summer celebration, there are so many fun and unique party themes you can choose, these ideas will help you create a party your guests won’t forget.
Fantastic July Party Themes That Will Make Your Summer Sizzle! Updated 2023
International Joke Day – July 1st
Looking for a reason to throw a party that’s sure to have everyone laughing? Look no further than International Joke Day! This day is all about enjoying the light-hearted and hilarious side of life with friends and family. To celebrate, consider hosting a joke-telling competition where everyone can share their best puns and one-liners, or challenge your guests to come up with the most ridiculous knock-knock joke they can think of.
And don’t forget the snacks! Get creative with funny-themed treats like “knock-knock” cookies or silly-shaped sandwiches. Get ready to put a smile on everyone’s face and laughter in their hearts with your ultimate International Joke Day party!
Independence Day – July 4th
Independence Day is one of the biggest holidays in America, and for good reason! Celebrate this important day in history by hosting a patriotic-themed party. Deck out your home with red, white, and blue decorations, and serve up classic American fare like hot dogs, apple pie and red white and blue popsicles. Patriotic sweet treats are a must, you can even set up a DIY photo booth with props like Uncle Sam hats and American flags. Party games can be 4th July Trivia, Candy Dice or Corn hole. For an extra festive touch, end the night with a sparklers and a fireworks display.
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World Chocolate Day – July 7th
Is definitely my favorite day of the year, so why not throw a chocolate-themed party. You could have a Chocolate Tasting Party. Set up a chocolate tasting station with different types of chocolate, from milk chocolate to dark chocolate, and provide small pieces for tasting, or have a chocolate fondue station with a variety of dipping options such as fresh fruits, marshmallows, and pretzels. Encourage your guests to get creative and experiment with different combinations.
Make sure to have plenty of napkins and plates available for a mess-free experience. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory could be the movie of the night.
National Teddy Bear Picnic day -July 10th
National Teddy Bear Picnic Day is a whimsical day that brings us back to the innocence and pure joy of childhood. It’s a day to pack a basket with delicious treats, grab your favorite teddy bear, and head outdoors for a picnic in the sunshine. Gather your friends and family, and enjoy a day filled with laughter, games, and sweet memories.
Make sure to set up a picnic blanket adorned with cozy cushions and pretty flowers, and don’t forget the teddy bear-shaped snacks! This day is all about creating magical moments that will last a lifetime, and there’s no better way to do that than with a National Teddy Bear Picnic Day celebration.
International Rock Day – July 13th
International Rock Day on July 13th is a perfect opportunity for kids to learn about the wonders of rocks! From the smoothness of jasper to the ruggedness of sandstone, each rock tells a unique story about our planet’s history. Kids can spend the day collecting rocks, learning about geology, and engaging in hands-on science experiments. Not only is it a fun activity, but a great party theme for your future geologists!
Set up a science lab for rock sorting, have a scavenger hunt to find different colored rocks, or have a rock painting craft corner. Don’t forget the petrified wood cake and other rocky-inspired treats that will make this party one to remember.
National Ice Cream Day – July 16th
Who doesn’t love ice cream? Celebrate National Ice Cream Day and the summer heat with a refreshing ice cream party! Set up a DIY sundae bar with all the fixings, from hot fudge to sprinkles, and let your guests make their own creations. You could even set up an ice cream cone station for the kids, complete with fun toppings like gummy worms and mini marshmallows. Don’t forget to have fun decorations like ice cream balloons and a colorful banner.
National Lollipop Day – July 20th
Looking for a way to celebrate National Lollipop Day on July 20th? Host a lollipop-themed party! Start by creating a colorful, candy-filled tablescape with jars of various lollipop flavors. Serve up lollipop-inspired cocktails for adults or mocktails for the kids. For activities, have a lollipop decorating station or even a lollipop scavenger hunt. And don’t forget to send your guests home with a sweet party favor – their very own lollipop bouquet! With these ideas, your National Lollipop Day party is sure to be a hit.
National Day of the Cowboy – July 22nd
Saddle up, Cowboys and Cowgirls! The National Day of the Cowboy is quickly approaching, and it’s time to bust out your best boots and hats for a celebration. Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ or a western-themed soiree, there are plenty of ways to pay homage to the American Cowboy. Set up hay bales and cowhides as seating, and decorate your space with burlap and mason jars.
Offer up some cowboy-inspired grub like BBQ brisket and baked beans, and make sure to have plenty of cold drinks on hand. Encourage guests to wear their western best, and even host a best-dressed cowboy contest. Don’t forget to end the night with a good ol’ fashioned campfire and toasted marshmallows- after all, there’s nothing more cowboy than a night under the stars. Yeehaw!
National Tequila Day – July 24th
Get the party started with a tequila-themed bash on National Tequila Day! Mix up some delicious margaritas and serve them with classic Mexican dishes like tacos and nachos. Set up a DIY tequila bar with different types of tequila and mixers, and let your guests create their own signature cocktails.
National Dance Day – July 30th
Get your groove on and dance the night away on National Dance Day! Set up a dance floor with fun disco lights, and play a mix of classic and modern dance music. You could even hire a dance instructor to teach your guests some new moves. Serve up fun, energizing snacks like fruit skewers and sparkling water.
Beach Bash Theme:
If you’re dreaming of a tropical escape, a beach bash theme is the perfect solution. Set up tiki torches and hang beach balls from the ceiling to create a beachy atmosphere. Plan a menu of seafood and tropical cocktails, and encourage your guests to wear their favorite Hawaiian shirts and flip flops. For entertainment, you can set up games like beach volleyball or limbo. Laze by the pool or gather around a campfire and enjoy the sounds of crashing waves. Make sure to have plenty of sunscreen and beach towels on hand!
Garden Tea Party:
There’s something truly magical about an elegant garden tea party. The soft breeze, the sweet scent of flowers, delicate teacups, and mouth-watering finger sandwiches all lend to the perfect afternoon of indulgence and relaxation. Pastel colors are the name of the game for this event, adding a lovely touch of femininity and sophistication. From peachy pinks to powder blues, the color scheme will evoke a sense of tranquility and charm.
When it comes to the tea, offering a variety of blends will ensure that everyone’s taste buds are satisfied. And don’t forget about the food! Finger sandwiches, scones, and petit fours will complete the spread, ensuring that this garden tea party will be a day to remember.
No matter the occasion, hosting a themed party is always sure to be a hit. From lollipop-themed National Lollipop Day celebrations to tequila-soaked bashes on National Tequila Day and garden tea parties, there are so many creative ways you can bring people together in celebration of any day of the year. So get planning your next event today – your friends will thank you later!