August Party Themes

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August is a great time to celebrate the last days of Summer. So why not throw an unforgettable party inspired by the National days August as your party themes.

From slumber parties to water extravaganzas, here are some creative party themes that will turn your August into a fun filled month.

Slumber Party

Kick off the month by celebrating friendship. Throw a slumber party to commemorate National Girlfriends Day on August 1st. Set out plenty of cozy blankets, pillows, and fairy lights. Plan activities like DIY face masks, movie marathons, and fun games.

Be sure to serve waffles for breakfast in celebration of National waffle day!

Water Balloon Fun

Cool off this Summer and have a Water Party inspired by National Water Balloon Day on August 16th. Transform your backyard into a splash zone with water balloons, water guns, and inflatable pools. Consider setting up water-themed party games like a balloon toss, slip ‘n slide, or even a water balloon fight tournament.

water balloons

Games Night

For those who love board games, throw a Game Night to celebrate National Chess Day on August 8th. Set up various game stations with classics like chess and Scrabble along with some newer favorites.

Encourage friendly competition by organizing mini-tournaments with prizes for the winners. You can even set up some giant-sized outdoor board games for added fun.

Outdoor Movie Night

Celebration of National Relaxation Day on August 15th by hosting an Outdoor Movie Night. Set up a cozy outdoor space with blankets, cushions, and a large screen. Pick a lineup of favorite films or opt for a theme like classic summer movies. Don’t forget the popcorn and blankets

outdoor movie night

Sundae Funday Party

Celebrate cookies and ice cream on National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, August 2nd. Set up a DIY ice cream sandwich bar with various cookie options, ice cream flavors, and an array of toppings. Encourage guests to get creative and design their own unique ice cream sandwiches. Don’t forget to have classic toppings like sprinkles, nuts, and hot fudge on hand.

Beach Party

Bring the beach to your backyard and celebrate National Sandcastle Day on August 19th with a Beach Party. Set up a sandbox for the ultimate sandcastle competition. Provide buckets, shovels, and molds for guests to show off their creations.

Create a tropical setting with beach towels, umbrellas, and seashell decorations. Serve refreshing drinks in coconut cups and organize beach-themed games like a limbo contest or beach volleyball.


All Things Summer Party

August 3rd marks National Watermelon Day, and what better way to celebrate the end of Summer than with an “All Things Summer” party.

This theme is easy to put together as you can decorate in any Summer colors and use watermelon themed decorations.

Serve delicious watermelon slices, watermelon salads, and watermelon-inspired cocktails. Include classic Summer activities like a BBQ, outdoor games, and perhaps even a watermelon-eating contest!


Baking Party

For the sweet tooths how about a Bake-off Extravaganza in honor of National Chocolate Chip Day on August 4th. Ask everyone to bring their favorite chocolate chip recipes and provide a selection of cookie dough, brownie mix, and other baking essentials.

Create a friendly competition with categories like best cookie, best brownie, and most innovative chocolate chip creation. Offer a variety of toppings and decorations so everyone can create their own masterpieces!

Backyard Campout

Host a Backyard camping experience for osting a Backyard Campout Extravaganza on National Sleep Under the Stars Day. Set up a cozy tent, twinkling lights, and a crackling campfire.

Provide a telescope so everyone can try stargazing. Tell some funny camping jokes, classic campfire stories and roast marshmallows.

backyard camping

Seniors Party

Dedicate a day to some senior citizen fun by celebrating National Senior Citizens Day, observed on August 21st.

You can plan some fun senior party games or organize a tranquil picnic to enjoy with your loved ones.


Host a picnic on August 31st for National Eat Outside Day. Choose a scenic location, whether it’s a local park, botanical garden, or your own backyard, and spread out picnic blankets.

Provide a selection of easy-to-share finger foods, sandwiches, salads, and Summer drinks. Set up lawn games like frisbee or bocce ball for some lighthearted fun.


Fire up the grill and get ready for a BBQ Party to celebrate National Burger Day on August 27th. Provide a variety of burger toppings, sauces, and buns to create your own DIY burger bar, allowing guests to customize their perfect burger.

Include a selection of meats, vegetarian options, and lots of toppings like gourmet cheeses, caramelized onions, and avocado slices. Complement the burgers with classic sides such as coleslaw, grilled corn on the cob, and potato salad.

August written in sand

So as you can see, August is like a big party waiting to happen! From sleeping under the stars in your backyard to telling silly jokes, this month is full of cool ideas to make you smile. You could be having a picnic with friends, or maybe grilling up some burgers on National Burger Day – sounds awesome, right?

It’s all about having a blast and making memories before summer waves goodbye. So, grab your friends and get creative with these August Party Themes.

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