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  • Writer's pictureNancy Hoehler


Updated: Jul 5

Summer Hosting is Here - ShimmerNYC
Summer Hosting is Here - ShimmerNYC

Hey party people! Shimmer NYC is here with all the great ideas for your unforgettable summer events. The warm weather is upon us, and with it comes the irresistible urge to gather with friends, soak up the sun, and host all the summer soirees.


Whether you're seasoned at hosting, or brand new to the idea, planning a party can be daunting. Fear not! Shimmer NYC is here with easy, and inspiring ideas to make any gathering into an unforgettable event. Here are three key ingredients for a summer bash that'll have your guests raving:

  1. Location, location, location!

  2. Curate the perfect signature cocktail

  3. Color me Summer: Themes to set the scene

I'll dive into these a bit more below - keep reading for more on these summer tips. Or, if you don't know where to start, just head to our website from the link below and let the Shimmer team do all the heavy-lifting for you! Either way, we're looking forward to a jam-packed summer full of beach picnics and pool parties alike.


People at a pool party
Location, location, location


The beauty of a summer party is the abundance of amazing locations with the warm weather. Just because it's a “party” doesn't mean the location has to be complicated. Here are a few ideas to inspire you for the simplest (or more elaborate) summer events:


1. Backyard Bonanza: Transform your backyard into a summertime oasis! String lights, set up comfy seating, and create a fun activity area for games like cornhole or giant Jenga.


2. Rooftop Revelry: New Yorkers know the magic of a rooftop! Many apartment buildings or co-working spaces boast rooftop terraces – perfect for an evening event with city views.


3. Park Perfection: Head to Central Park for a cost-effective and scenic option. Set up some blankets and pillows, and bring a sweet picnic!


4. Beach Blanket Bliss: For the ultimate summer vibes, head to the beach! Just make sure to check regulations regarding gatherings, and pack beach essentials.

Shimmer's Signature Watermelon Mojito
Shimmer's Signature Watermelon Mojito


Every great party needs a signature drink. This year, ditch the sugary classics and opt for something light, refreshing, and bursting with summer flavor. We love this twist on a mojito that's perfect for a poolside party or rooftop soirée.



Shimmer's Sparkling Watermelon Mojito:


2 oz White Rum

1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

1/2 cup Muddle Watermelon Chunks

1/4 cup Simple Syrup

Soda Water (to top)

Mint Sprig (for garnish)


Muddle the watermelon chunks in a shaker. Add rum, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake vigorously with ice and strain into a glass filled with fresh ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a sprig of mint.


Party themes with glassware, tablescapes, and Amalfi Coast
Set the Scene


The best summer parties are bursting with color and personality. Here are a few themes to inspire your inner party animal and to keep all your guests talking for years to come:


1. Tropical Paradise: Think lush greenery, vibrant floral arrangements, and irresistible pops of pink. Encourage guests to wear colorful clothing with a Hawaiian flair!


2. Amalfi Coast: Who doesn't love an Italian theme? Choose bright florals, colorful glassware, and chic yet simple table scapes.


3. Neutral Organic: Opt for a terracotta color scheme and cute cactus arrangements to lean into a more natural and muted scape.


Bonus Tip: Don't forget the tunes! Create a summer playlist filled with upbeat music to keep the party vibe going strong.




Let Shimmer NYC take the stress out of party planning! We handle everything from venue selection to delicious catering and festive decor. Contact us today and let's create a summer soiree that will be the talk of the town.




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