Party City Offers Tips for Affordable Summer Luaus and Pool Parties

Bright colors, themed tableware, and inexpensive summer decorations turn any back yard into an exotic tropical vacation for family and friends.

Jun 08, 2010, 11:10 ET from Party City

ROCKAWAY, N.J., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Party City, America's largest party specialty retailer, helps consumers jazz up their yards as they dust off their grills for summer. With more families opting for backyard getaways over summer vacations, the party experts share hot summer trends and ways to liven up these gatherings with festive themes, from luaus and fiestas to pool parties ( )  and casino nights, with matching decor that won't break the budget. To help consumers freshen up their party and outdoor landscapes, Party City offers the following easy, budget-friendly ideas:

  • Accessorize with Bright Tableware: Use bright colors in decorations and tableware to amplify the summertime feel for festive BBQs or pool parties. Carry the colors throughout with themed decorations and coordinating plates, cups, napkins, table covers and glasses. Mix and match patterned summer tableware with solid colors for a custom look.

  • Add Chic Accent Lighting: Lights aren't just for the night. Paper lanterns add ambiance to any daytime event. Also, use citronella candles or tiki torches to add atmosphere to the party space and help keep pestering mosquitoes away.

"Every year we look forward to helping families gather around the backyard for barbeques, pool parties, Hawaiian luaus, family reunions, and other memorable celebrations," says Lisa Laube, president, Party City. "As the leader in party supplies, we know that families are looking for budget-friendly party ideas that are easy to set up. Party City has many party themes and mix n' match items that will make any host look like a party pro."

About Party City

Party City Corporation is America's largest specialty party goods chain and the country's premier Halloween specialty retailer. Party City operates more than 600 company-owned and franchise stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Party City is a division of Amscan Holdings, Inc. (AHI) and has its headquarters in Rockaway, New Jersey. To learn more about Party City, please visit or the company's Facebook page (

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